BETHAN Dainton is in contention to become a duel-code international after being named in the Wales squad for Sunday's clash against England in Cross Keys.

The 19-strong squad for the fixture at Pandy Park (kick-off 1pm) has been announced with six players in contention for their first caps.

Dainton, who has played rugby union for Dragons, Bristol Bears, Harlequins and Barbarians, started playing rugby league last year for the British Army.

The 33-year-old from Hengoed, who also has a background in crossfit, football and athletics, has won eight Wales caps in the 15-a-side game after initially starting as a winger and moving to the back row.

Rhi Parker, after joining Caridff Demons this year, could also make here league debut after playing union for Cardiff Blues, Bristol Bears and Crawshays and winning five caps.

Former Wales netball international Fern Davies has also been included for the first time. The former Commonwealth Games competitor has recently started playing for Warrington Wolves.

Brittony Price, plus twins Katie and Rosie Carr, all of Bridgend Blue Bulls and Cardiff Demons, are also in line for their first appearances.

The inclusion of Ffion and Sara Jones means that Wales could field two sets of twins in the same match for the first time in the nation's international rugby league history.

South Wales Argus: RAPID: Bethan Dainton in the 2016 Six NationsRAPID: Bethan Dainton in the 2016 Six Nations

Wales coach Tom Brindle said: "The players have all worked really hard in training over the last few months, which has made squad selection very difficult for me.

"Most of whom are Welsh born and bred, which is really important to us as a group. I'm confident we will put in a good performance which looks to inspire the next generation in South Wales."

England have named a squad of 20 for the match with five players who could make their first international appearance.

Former Chelsea and Arsenal goalkeeper Caroline Collie becomes the first player from the Betfred Women's Super League South to be selected for England after making an impressive start to the season, scoring six tries in a recent victory over Bristol Golden Ferns.

There are other potential debutants are Courtney Winfield-Hill of Leeds Rhinos - winner of the 2019 Woman of Steel - York City Knights forward Olivia Wood, St Helens halfback Zoe Harris and Huddersfield Giants' Bethan Oates.

England coach Craig Richards said: "It is brilliant to be able to introduce so many new and talented faces to the side ahead of this weekend's trip to Wales.

"All of the potential debutants have impressed me in the early stages of the season and have earned the opportunity to show us what they can do on the international stage."

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Wales (from): Katie Carr*, Rosie Carr*, Ffion Jones, Sara Jones, Eleri Michael (all Bridgend Blue Bulls / Cardiff Demons), Bethan Dainton*(British Army), Lauren Aitken, Leanne Burnell, Seren Gough-Walters, Charlie Mundy, Rhi Parker*, Brittony Price*, Amberley Ruck (all Cardiff Blue Dragons / Cardiff Demons), Emily Hughes, Kathryn Salter (both London Broncos), Bryonie King, Molly Reardon (both Rhondda Outlaws / Cardiff Demons), Fern Davies* (Warrington Wolves), Carys Marsh (Wigan Warriors).

* Potential new caps