A BALA rugby star made her first international start for Wales on Saturday evening.

Despite Wales Women losing out 53-0 to a very strong France side in their opening Six Nations match-up, it was a night to remember for 24-year-old Teleri Wyn Davies as she was in the starting 15 in Vannes.

Teleri has previously represented Wales at the tournament - with her first call-up to the squad coming in 2018.

The second row, who plays for Sale Sharks, earned her first cap in the same year - having come off the bench against Scotland.

Teleri is a former Ysgol Y Berwyn School pupil and graduated Bangor University with a First Class degree in Law. In the past, she has played for Rygbi Gogledd Cymru (RGC) 1404.

Her father Bryan “Yogi” Davies was also a keen rugby player who died in 2013, aged 56. He had been left a tetraplegic after a scrum collapsed on him whilst playing for Bala in 2007.

On Saturday evening's Women's Six Nations opener, Teleri started for Warren Abrahams' Wales side in their 53-0 defeat at the hands of a far superior France team.

France found the breakthrough early on; Caroline Boujard collecting the ball from Clara Joyeux and powering through with Pauline Bourdon adding a conversion.

Boujard made it a hat-trick of tries before half time, with Agathe Sochat also going over the line and Bourdon adding four conversions and a penalty as France ran riot to make it 31-0 at the break.

Things didn't improve much for Wales in the second half either - with Teleri herself being substituted off in the 48th minute of the tie.

Tries from Emeline Gros (2), Emilie Boulard and Laura Touye did the rest of the damage as France crushed their opponents 53-0.