WALES prop Cerys Hale hopes an edge in training will result in a big Six Nations finale against Scotland this evening.

Warren Abrahams' side head to Scotstoun Stadium (kick-off 5pm) hunting fifth place in the Championship after being hammered 53-0 in France and 45-0 by Ireland in Cardiff.

There has been plenty of reflection in the Welsh camp and Hale, who is among the replacements in Glasgow, is confident they will come out firing.

"There's a good amount of edge about the squad," said the prop from Newport. "We are all really disappointed with how the tournament has gone so far, as a result there has been extra energy in our training.

"Everyone is very motivated to put in a good performance, then the result will take care of itself. We have underperformed so far, so this is an opportunity to step up."

Wales can certainly not be accused of a lack of endeavour but Hale,a sub against France and starter versus the Irish, knows they need consistency and a faster start.

17.11.19 - Scotland Women v Wales Women - ..Cerys Hale of Wales.

17.11.19 - Scotland Women v Wales Women - ..Cerys Hale of Wales.

"There are some promising elements, we have produced some good things in snippets," he said.

"The last scrum against France we turned the ball over on our own five-metre line, we have produced some good attacking plays as well as defensive sets. Ultimately we are not consistent enough and that's something we will take into this week."

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.

"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."

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.