Wales will hope to stay on an upward trajectory in the 2020 Women’s Six Nations after they finished fourth with two wins, two losses and one draw 12 months ago.
The squad only contains one uncapped player but there are an extra 11 who made their debuts during the recent five-match Autumn campaign.
Although head coach Rowland Phillips is still absent from the role, Chris Horsman is in charge and believes his side are going into the competition with great confidence.
“The Six Nations is certainly one of the toughest, if not the toughest competition in the female game,” said Horsman.
“England and France are two of the best teams in the world but all the other nations have invested in women’s rugby too.
“Whereas in previous years the outcome may have been fairly scripted, I think the tournament will be a lot more open this year.”
Wales welcome Italy to Cardiff Arms Park in the opening weekend of the Championship on Sunday 2 February. The two sides drew 3-3 in a nail-biting battle last season.
They host France in Round 3 on Sunday 23 February and Scotland in the closing weekend on Sunday 15 March.
In the second and fourth weekend they travel to Dublin to face Ireland and Twickenham to play England.
Round 1 Wales v Italy (Sunday 2 February 13:00 Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff)
Round 2 Ireland v Wales (Sunday 9 February 13:00 Energia Park, Dublin)
Round 3 Wales v France (Sunday 23 February 12:00 Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff)
Round 4 England v Wales (Saturday 7 March 12:05 Twickenham Stoop, Twickenham)
Round 5 Wales v Scotland (Sunday 15 March 13:10 Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff)
Tickets for home matches begin at just £10 for adults and £5 for children. They can be purchased here: https://www.eticketing.co.uk/cardiffblues/Events/Index