Valkyries pair in Wales Sevens squad

Valkyries pair Alisha Butchers and Alex Callender have been included in the Wales Women Select squad for this weekend’s Amsterdam Sevens.

The 13-strong squad will use the tournament and the Madrid Sevens next month as preparation for tournaments in France and Ukraine later in the summer where Wales will need to secure a top eight finish to qualify for the World Series qualifier next April.

A third Valkyries player, wing Jasmine Joyce, has been named in the wider Wales training squad for a camp in Spain ahead of the Madrid tournament.

Wales Women Sevens Select squad, Amsterdam 7s (June 1-2):

Keira Bevan; Alisha Butchers, Alex Callender, Gwen Crabb, Bethan Davies, Lleucu George, Dyddgu Hywel, Hannah Jones, Jess Kavanagh, Courtney Keight, Bethan Lewis, Lisa Neumann, Megan Webb.

Wales Sevens training squad:

Alex Callender, Alisha Butchers, Bethan Lewis, Bethan Davies, Courtney Keight, Dyddgu Hywel, Gemma Rowland, Gwen Crabb, Hannah Jones, Jasmine Joyce, Jess Kavanagh, Keira Bevan, Lauren Smyth, Lisa Neumann, Lleucu George, Rebekah O’Loughlin, Celyn Lazenby, Ellie Morgan, Megan Webb, Caitlin Lewis, Hannah Powell.