SEVENTEEN-YEAR-OLD forward Lleucu George will make her first start for Wales in tomorrow's Women's Rugby World Cup match against Hong Kong at the UCD Bowl (5pm).

George, who won her first cap off the bench against New Zealand in the opening Pool A game, starts on the blindside as one of nine changes from Sunday’s defeat by Canada.

Full-back Jodie Evans and inside centre Robyn Wilkins make their first starts of the tournament, while Jasmine Joyce and Keira Bevan return on the wing and at scrum-half respectively.

Two changes to the front row see Dragons loosehead and tighthead Cerys Hale and Meg York pack down either side of captain Carys Phillips.

Lock Siwan Lillicrap also makes her first start of the World Cup, as does Shona Powell-Hughes, who joins George in the back row at number eight.

“We’ve surpassed many people’s expectations in terms of our performances against two of the world's best teams, but we're always looking to improve standards," said head coach Rowland Phillips.

"We're not content with just putting up a fight, we're working towards winning big games.

“Our commitment and improvement was there for everyone to see against Canada.

“We pushed a very good team all the way, and we've got to take inspiration from that.

“The main thing now is to keep up that momentum in this competition, starting with Hong Kong.

“They will be out to prove a point against us, and we won't be taking them lightly."

Loosehead Gwenllian Pyrs could make her Wales debut from the bench in tomorrow's match, which will be streamed live on the S4C website and ITV4.

Wales Women squad: 15 Jodie Evans (Scarlets); 14 Jasmine Joyce (Scarlets), 13 Gemma Rowland (Dragons), 12 Robyn Wilkins (Ospreys), 11 Jess Kavanagh-Williams (RGC); 10 Elinor Snowsill (Dragons), 9 Keira Bevan (Ospreys); 1 Cerys Hale (Dragons), 2 Carys Phillips (capt) (Ospreys), 3 Meg York (Dragons), 4 Siwan Lillicrap (Ospreys), 5 Mel Clay (Ospreys), 6 Lleucu George (Scarlets), 7 Sioned Harries (Scarlets), 8 Shona Powell-Hughes (Ospreys).

Replacements: 16 Kelsey Jones (Ospreys), 17 Gwenllian Pyrs (RGC), 18 Caryl Thomas (Scarlets), 19 Rebecca Rowe (Blues), 20 Rachel Taylor (RGC), 21 Sian Moore (Dragons), 22 Elen Evans (RGC), 23 Dyddgu Hywel (Scarlets).