Guinness Womens Six Nations 2024 Landscape Captain's shot

Celtic Challenge contingent named in Six Nations Opener


Off the back of a successful 2023/24 Season, a large Celtic Challenge cohort has been named within the Wales, Scotland, and Ireland sides set to face off in Round 1 of the Guinness Women’s Six Nations.

Scotland Back-row Alex Stewart is poised to gain her first cap as she gets the nod at open-side, having been vice-captain for new side Edinburgh this season.

19-year-old Irish winger Katie Corrigan is selected on the wing for her first cap having impressed Bemand and the Ireland coaching team during the recent competition with the Wolfhounds.

While Wales Scrum Half Sian Jones also has the chance to debut as she’s named on the bench for the Cunningham’s side. The young Scrum-Half impressing selectors whilst appearing for Gwalia Lightning this season.

All three sides feature a greater presence of Celtic Challenge players than in previous years, highlighting its value and importance as the Celtic nations head into the International window.

Wales team to face Scotland:

15. Jenny Hesketh
14. Jasmine Joyce
13. Hannah Jones – Captain
12. Kerin Lake
11. Nel Metcalfe
10. Lleucu George
9. Keira Bevan
1. Gwenllian Pyrs
2. Kelsey Jones
3. Sisilia Tuipulotu
4. Natalia John
5. Abbie Fleming
6. Alisha Butchers
7. Alex Callender – Vice-Captain
8. Bethan Lewis

16. Carys Phillips
17. Abbey Constable
18. Donna Rose
19. Georgia Evans
20. Kate Williams
21. Sian Jones
22. Niamh Terry
23. Carys Cox

Scotland team to face Wales:

15. Meryl Smith
14. Rhona Lloyd
13. Emma Orr
12. Lisa Thomson
11. Coreen Grant
10. Helen Nelson – Vice-Captain
9. Caity Mattinson
1. Leah Bartlett
2. Lana Skeldon
3. Christine Belisle
4. Emma Wassell
5. Sarah Bonar
6. Rachel Malcolm – Captain
7. Alex Stewart 
8. Evie Gallagher

16. Elis Martin
17. Molly Wright
18. Elliann Clarke
19. Louise McMillan
20. Rachel McLachlan
21. Mairi McDonald
22. Shona Campbell
23. Chloe Rollie

Ireland Team to face France:

15. Lauren Delany
14. Katie Corrigan
13. Eve Higgins
12. Aoife Dalton
11. Béibhinn Parsons
10. Nicole Fowley
9. Aoibheann Reilly

1. Linda Djougang
2. Neve Jones
3. Christy Haney
4. Dorothy Wall
5. Hannah O’Connor
6. Aoife Wafer
7. Edel McMahon – Captain
8. Brittany Hogan


16. Sarah Delaney
17. Niamh O’Dowd
18. Sadhbh McGrath
19. Fiona Tuite
20. Grace Moore
21. Molly Scuffil-McCabe
22. Dannah O’Brien
23. Méabh Deely

View all of the Guinness Women’s Six Nations Matches here.

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