GWENT’S Becky Llewellyn-Ennis and Rhian Stephens are set to be part of history again this Saturday after being included in the Wales Women’s rugby leagye squad for their maiden Test match.

Craig Taylor’s Wales take on England Lions at Pilkington Recs RLFC in St Helens (kick-off 4pm) following Wales Dragonhearts’ clash with England Lions U23s (2pm).

Llewellyn, who works for Gwent Police, and Blaina-based Stephens are part of a 23-woman squad which head coach Taylor will reduce to 19 on match day.

Both played in the women’s first ever game last month, a friendly against GB Teachers which they lost 30-6.

Now they will face an England Lions outfit in what will also be the home side’s first ever outing, with the England first team currently touring Papua New Guinea.

Taylor was impressed with how his side performed in the first half of the Teachers encounter and is expecting an improved performance on Saturday.

He said: “Selection has been extremely difficult for this match. The girls have worked so hard and I’m gutted that we had to leave some out.

“I’m expecting a big game from the girls. I’m sure it will be a much more measured and controlled performance than the first.

“They got so much from the match against GB Teachers and are now starting to understand why we are asking them to play in a certain way.

“It’s an historic day in rugby league, it’s the first women’s international between England and Wales.

“This in itself shows the rapid growth and expansion of the female game. Whatever the result, women’s rugby league will be the winner.”

Wales Dragonhearts head coach Ian Newbury has named a 20-man squad for his team’s third match of the Motorplus Autumn Series.

Torfaen Tigers players Geoffrey Hick, Kurtis Haille, Liam Silver, Tom Matthews, Grant Harrington, Darrel Moyle and Wesley Cunliffe are included.