Wales make four changes for quarter-final game against New Zealand

Wales will be facing New Zealand in the World Cup quarter-final
Wales will be facing New Zealand in the World Cup quarter-final
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Wales have made four changes to the starting line up for the Rugby World Cup quarter-final game against New Zealand to be played in Whangarei on Saturday.

Lowri Norkett will make her first start of the tournament coming at right wing with Jasmine Joyce moving to fullback at the expense of Niamh Terry. Carys Williams-Morris continues to remain at midfield along with skipper Hannah Jones while Keira Bevan starts at scrum-half at the expense of Ffion Lewis.

Donna Rose completes her suspension to be part of the front row that also has Carys Phillips and Cara Hope while the second and back row sees no changes.

Jones will also be captaining Wales for the third time in tournament with Siwan Lillicrap continuing to be part of the bench that also has Gwenllian Pyrs and Lleucu George, who are set to make their debut in the tournament.

Meanwhile, New Zealand will see Stacey Fluhler, Ruby Tui and Portia Woodman all returning to the starting line up.

Wales: Jasmine Joyce; Lowri Norkett, Carys Williams-Morris, Hannah Jones (capt), Lisa Neumann; Elinor Snowsill, Keira Bevan; Cara Hope, Carys Phillips, Donna Rose, Natalia John, Gwen Crabb, Bethan Lewis, Alex Callender, Sioned Harries

Reserves: Kelsey Jones, Gwenllian Pyrs, Sisilia Tuipulotu, Georgia Evans, Siwan Lillicrap, Ffion Lewis, Lleucu George, Meg Webb.

New Zealand: Ruby Tui; Portia Woodman, Stacey Fluhler, Theresa Fitzpatrick, Ayesha Leti-I'Iga; Ruahei Demant (capt), Kendra Cocksedge; Phillipa Love, Georgia Ponsonby, Amy Rule, Maiakawanakaulani Roos, Chelsea Bremner, Alana Bremner, Sarah Hirini, Liana Mikaele-Tu'u

Reserves: Luka Connor, Krystal Murray, Santo Taumata, Joanah Ngan-Woo, Kennedy Simon, Ariana Bayler, Hazel Tubic, Renee Holmes