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All change for Canada Under 19s for tour finale

Ahead of tonight's encounter with Wales Under 19s at Taffs Wells RFC, Canada Under 19s have made wholesale changes to the side that lost heavily to England last Sunday.

Only right winger Jocelyn Poirier retains her pace in the starting XV as the Canadians attempt to round off their tour with a victory. Despite an opening 32-5 win over the USA in their first match, Canada have since lost twice to England, going down 29-5 and then 43-0.

Welsh coaches Liza Burgess and Kylie Wilson have also made a number of changes to the Wales team who defeated USA Under 19 last month. Eleni Smith replaces the injured Issy Jones in the front row while Amy Thompson and Carys John switch sides in the back row. Heledd Stephens has a chance to show her talents at scrum half following the suspension of Laura Marsh, pending a disciplinary hearing.
Birchgrove's Samantha Hill steps up from the bench to start on the wing while Natalie Lineham and Hannah Lerwill get their first call-ups to the squad and are named on the bench.

Liza Burgess commented, "The Canadian team will be tough opposition to crack and it is likely to be a very physical encounter. The Welsh youngsters are ready for the challenge though, and are looking forward to another opportunity to show their skills."

Wales U19:

1. Eleni Smith (Waterloo)
2. Amy Lawrence (Neath Athletic)
3. Lowri Harries (Neath Athletic)
4. Sian Williams (Neath Athletic)
5. Beth Hawke (Bristol University)
6. Carys John (UWIC)
7. Amy Thompson (Tylorstown)
8. Victoria Owens (Llandovery)
9. Heledd Stephens (UWIC)
10. Mared Evans (Captain, Waterloo)
11. Samantha Hill (Birchgrove)
12. Ceri Redman (Bala)
13. Adrianna Taviner (Neath Athletic)
14. Elinor Snowsill (Cardiff Quins)
15. Kerin Lake (Neath Athletic)

Replacements:
16. Kirsty Harrison (RTB Ebbw Vale)
17. Cherry Morris (Birchgrove)
18. Sioned Harris (Llandovery)
19. Hannah Lerwill (Llandaff North)
20. Bethan Preece (Neath Athletic)
21. Levi Hallett (Pontyclun)
22. Natalie Lineham (Cynon Valley)

Canada U19:

1. Lauren Wizowski
2. Liz Sera
3. Ashley MacIntyre
4. Chelsey Minter
5. Brittany Freitag
6. Kaitlin Richard
7. Claire Harland
8. Sarah Verreault
9. Susan Heald
10. Becky Delaney
11. Genevieve Ahart
12. Kendra Reeves
13. Lisa Gauthier
14. Jocelyn Poirier
15. Brittany Benn

Replacements:
16. Laura Russell
17. Jessica Belchos
18. Liz Wilson
19. Danielle Willhoeft
20. Jennifer Kish
21. Alex Hendricks
22. Karlee Carbert