WALES Women head coach Warren Abrahams has rung the changes for the Six Nations finale against Scotland with captain Siwan Lillicrap out through injury.

Wales will be looking for a dramatically improved performance at Scotstoun (kick-off 5pm) in the play-off for fifth place after being hammered 53-0 in France and 45-0 by Ireland in Cardiff.

They have suffered a blow with the loss of Lillicrap through an ankle injury with centre and Olympics hopeful Hannah Jones deputising as skipper.

There are nine changes in personnel and four positional alterations from the hammering by the Irish.

Scrum-half Megan Davies will make her first start for Wales, and there is a first Six Nations start, and first at hooker, for Robyn Lock.

Olympian flyer Jasmine Joyce returns from GB Sevens duty, starting at full-back with Robyn Wilkins reverting to her preferred position at fly-half.

Caitlin Lewis comes in on the left wing and Gemma Rowland partners Jones in the centre with Kerin Lake unavailable.

With Lillicrap out, former winger Bethan Dainton comes into the back row at openside, Manon Johnes shifts to the blindside and Georgia Evans moves to number eight.

Caryl Thomas, Donna Rose and Teleri Wyn-Davies get the nod in the front five.

Gwenllian Jenkins, Abbie Fleming, Shona Powell-Hughes, Jade Knight and Megan Webb are all set to make their first appearances of the Six Nations if they come off the bench.

Abrahams said: "We're excited about the opportunity to go out one more time in a Six Nations match and represent the jersey.

"We have some injuries – Siwan in particular is a big loss as captain and one of our stand-out players to date – but equally it's a chance to give others the opportunity to put their hands up with the Rugby World Cup next year.

"It's good to see some leaders getting additional responsibility with Hannah Jones as captain and another of our leaders Georgia stepping up as vice-captain.

"I'm excited by the backline with some of the younger players such as Meg Davies and Caitlin Lewis hungry for opportunities and Jaz has been given licence to run from full-back.

"It's a privilege to be in this position, opportunities like these don't come around every day so we have to take responsibility now and make this one count.

"We know we didn't start well in our first two matches, we have to make sure we get straight out from the blocks on Saturday and build our innings from there.

"I always believe in the team, and I know if they can get themselves in the best possible mindset, get on the front foot and make some bold decisions, they can show what they're made of."

The Scots are looking to respond to a 41-20 home defeat to Italy last weekend after being overpowered 52-10 by England in their opener.

"We were disappointed in our defence against Italy but we have worked really hard during our training sessions to rectify this and we believe we have a good system in place ahead of the game," said boss Bryan Easson.

"Wales will be a very physical and motivated opponent but we know what to expect and we have prepared accordingly."

Wales Women: Jasmine Joyce; Lisa Neumann, Gemma Rowland, Hannah Jones (capt), Caitlin Lewis; Robyn Wilkins, Megan Davies; Caryl Thomas, Robyn Lock, Donna Rose, Natalia John, Teleri Wyn Davies, Manon Johnes, Bethan Dainton, Georgia Evans (vice-capt)

Replacements: Kelsey Jones, Gwenllian Jenkins, Cerys Hale, Gwen Crabb, Shona Powell-Hughes, Abbie Fleming, Jade Knight, Megan Webb.