SPEEDSTER Jaz Joyce returns to the Wales Women XV for Sunday’s Six Nations clash with Italy at Principality Stadium (kick-off 11.45am).

The Olympian is included for the first time this season on the wing after being involved in sevens preparation for next month’s Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.

She is joined in the XV by scrum-half Keira Bevan, who has been missing because of an ankle injury, while centre Robyn Wilkins and full-back Hannah Jones have also been brought into the back line.

The pack is unchanged as Wales attempt to return to winning ways in style as the first part of a double-header at Principality Stadium.

Two Dragons feature with fly-half Elinor Snowsill starting and prop Meg York among the replacements.

“We’ve shown enough glimpses of our potential, both in victory and defeat, to give us a lot of encouragement,” said head coach Rowland Phillips.

“We’ve got a great platform now to show the Welsh public what women’s rugby is all about, and in particular what Wales Women are about as a team. I hope we can do that on Sunday.”

“It's a huge opportunity for us, and it's great that the WRU has given us this chance to play in the best stadium in the world.

“There's an incentive there in the venue alone, but our focus needs to be Italy and getting our game right."

Should she be called into action from the bench, former netball and hockey player Alecs Donovan could make her debut at Principality Stadium, following a player of the match performance in the uncapped match against the Armed Forces last November.

Wales are fourth in the table after edging out Scotland 18-17 in Colwyn Bay before being overpowered away to the English and Irish.

They finish the tournament against the French, who entertain title rivals England this weekend, in Colwyn Bay a week on Friday.

Wales Women team to face Italy: 15 Hannah Jones (Scarlets) 14 Jaz Joyce (Scarlets) 13 Kerin Lake (Ospreys) 12 Robyn Wilkins (Ospreys) 11 Jess Kavanagh-Williams (RGC) 10 Elinor Snowsill (Dragons) 9 Keira Bevan (Ospreys) 1 Caryl Thomas (Scarlets) 2 Carys Philips (c) (Ospreys) 3 Amy Evans (Ospreys) 4 Siwan Lillicrap (Ospreys) 5 Mel Clay (Ospreys) 6 Alisha Butchers (Scarlets) 7 Beth Lewis (Scarlets) 8 Sioned Harries (Scarlets).

Replacements: 16 Kelsey Jones (Ospreys) 17 Gwenllian Pyrs (RGC) 18 Meg York (Dragons) 19 Natalia John (Ospreys) 20 Nia Elen Davies (Scarlets) 21 Jade Knight (Scarlets) 22 Alecs Donovan* (Ospreys) 23 Lisa Neumann (Scarlets)