Welwyn’s Megan Williams to make Ireland debut in NatWest 6 Nations against France

PUBLISHED: 10:44 01 February 2018 | UPDATED: 10:44 01 February 2018

Welwyn Garden City's Megan Williams will make her Ireland debut as their 2018 NatWest Six Nations gets underway in France. Picture: INPHO/Billy Stickland

Welwyn Garden City's Megan Williams will make her Ireland debut as their 2018 NatWest Six Nations gets underway in France. Picture: INPHO/Billy Stickland

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Former Welwyn Rugby Club player Megan Williams will make her Irish debut in their Six Nations opener against France.

Williams is the only new cap named in Ireland’s starting XV by head coach Adam Griggs.

And it will be a baptism of fire for the former pupil of Stanborough School in the Stade Ernst Wallon in Toulouse.

Speaking ahead of the clash, Griggs said, “The opening game of this tournament is always going to be a challenge and France in front of their home crowd is immense.

“However, the squad have had good preparation over the last two weeks and are excited and focused on the challenge at hand to start our campaign off with a positive performance.”

Williams has played for Ireland before but not at this level.

Her previous experience in the green jersey was at sevens.

Ireland continue their campaign with home games against Italy, Wales and Scotland before concluding the tournament on Friday, March 16, with a trip to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry for a match against England.

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