Carys Williams-Morris has been given the all clear by World Rugby to play for Wales after beforehand being capped by England.
The 28-year-old grew up in Derby to oldsters Bethan and Wyn Williams, who hail from Bala and Llandderfel in north Wales.
The centre performed 5 internationals for England together with her final cap in 2019.
After being cleared to signify Wales, Williams-Morris hopes to make her debut in opposition to Canada on Saturday.
“My household are all so proud already and so they have already booked flights to Canada simply in case I get the decision,” mentioned Williams-Morris.
“Though I used to be born and introduced up in England, we’re a really proud Welsh household.
“We have been introduced up talking Welsh and the entire household is thrilled I’ve this chance with Wales.
“Having been within the England pathway rising up, I performed for England Underneath-20s which, unbeknown to me on the time, prevented me from being concerned with Wales afterward, so when the chance got here to play for the England senior facet, I took it.”
The Loughborough Lightning centre and RAF officer has additionally been given elite athlete standing from her employers, enabling her to coach full-time with Wales within the build-up to the World Cup later this yr in New Zealand.
“Carys is already making an enormous contribution to our surroundings,” mentioned Wales girls’s head coach Ioan Cunningham.
“She is a global athlete having been concerned with England beforehand.
“It is unbelievable for her and us the RAF have given her the elite standing which is permitting her to progress inside our set-up.”
Wales start their World Cup preparations in earnest with this week’s coaching camp in North America, which culminates with the Take a look at match in opposition to Canada in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Saturday, 27 August (21:00 BST).
Cunningham’s facet even have a warm-up recreation in opposition to England in September.