DRAGONS duo Sian Moore and Elinor Snowsill will renew their half-back partnership when Wales take on Canada for the second time at this year’s Women’s Rugby World Cup.

Moore is one of nine changes head coach Rowland Phillips has made to his starting XV ahead of today’s fifth-place semi-final at Queen's University Belfast (kick-off 5pm).

Scrum-half Moore and fly-half Snowsill are joined in the team by fellow Dragons Gemma Rowland and Rebecca Rowe, who feature at centre and lock respectively.

The side Rowland goes with is that which started the group game against the Canadians earlier in the tournament, one the North Americans won 15-0.

“We competed well in our last match against Canada and we know their quality, which is reflected in their world ranking,” said Phillips.

“Our positive performance against them gives us a lot of confidence as we move forward – not only in the World Cup but as we continue to build the Welsh women's game for the future.”

Phillips knows Wales can expect a very physical and determined Canadian outfit in Belfast, one which will be disappointed not to have qualified for the last four.

“What makes this game even more compelling is that we are now familiar with each other’s threats,” he added.

“I’m sure Canada will have learnt a lot about us in that game and they’ll prepare accordingly, but the key for us coming out of that encounter, and the pool stage as a whole, was that we gained belief in ourselves and our structures.

“We were satisfied with aspects of our game against New Zealand and Canada. Despite picking up a bonus-point win against Hong Kong, there weren’t any high-fives after that match.

“We felt a shared sense of frustration because it was a substandard performance. That’s a reflection of the high standards we have set ourselves.”

The match will be streamed live on the S4C website and the S4C Chwaraeon Facebook page.

Wales: D Hywel; J Kavanagh-Williams, G Rowland, H Jones, E Evans; E Snowsill, S Moore; C Thomas, C Phillips (capt), A Evans, R Rowe, M Clay, A Butchers, R Taylor, S Harries. Reps: K Jones, G Pyrs, M York, S Lillicrap, S Powell-Hughes, K Bevan, R Wilkins, J Evans.