The senior victory was their seventh on the trot, the most successful winning run for the team in their history. The game, originally scheduled at Caerphilly RFC, had to be moved to Llanrumney playing fields at the last minute due to a waterlogged pitch.
Louise Rickard started well with some strong running, scoring a try in the second minute to take Wales into an early lead. The game became quite a scrappy affair after this, understandable in the conditions, and fraught with unforced errors. Wales went in at half-time just 5-0 up. A penalty try six minutes into the second half resulted from a strong Wales scrum which was duly converted by Naomi Thomas. This was followed by tries late on into the game by Naomi Thomas and Kylie Wilson.
Head Coach, Fielies Coetsee commented, "It proved a good opportunity for us to play some younger players who have not experienced much rugby at this level and the game allowed us to assess what we need to work on before the Six Nations; there is still much to do".
The Dutch will have come away from the game with their heads held high, pleased to have finished with a better scoreline against Wales than Italy in November.
Wales: (5) 24
Tries: Penalty Try, Louise Rickard, Naomi Thomas, Kylie Wilson
Cons: Naomi Thomas (2)
Netherlands: (0) 0
Yellow Card: Tess Kicken (Netherlands)
Wales: Philippa Tuttiett, Louise Rickard, Rachel Poolman, Rhian Williams, Claire Flowers, Naomi Thomas, Becky Davies, Caryl Thomas, Rhian Bowen, Hannah Roberts, Liza Burgess, Gemma Hallett, Catrina Nicholas, Mellissa Berry (Captain), Kylie Wilson
Replacements: Amy Broadstock, Louise Horgan, Hannah Torangi, Jamie Kift, Amy Day, Mared Evans, Elen Evans
Netherlands: Ingrid van de Ven, Elke van Meer, Tessa Kocken, Rita Wiri, Lydia van Deursen, Sascha Werlich (Captain), Kitty Vloemans, Jolande Kramer, Hadewijch van Hilten, Hilde de Jong, Mara Moberg, Iris IJzerman, Linda Riel, Linda Franssen, Mirjam Steenbeek
Replacements: Xandra Benthem de Grave, Mariette Koekoek, Niki Ankersmit, Sanne Pelt, Goele Callaars , Lucie Savelberg, Linda Laauwen
Referee: Clare Daniels (England)
Wales Women Six Nations Fixtures
Wales v Ireland - Sat 3rd Feb Taffs Well RFC Kick Off 1430hrs
Scotland v Wales - Sat 10th Feb Boroughmuir RFC, Edinburgh Kick Off 1300hrs
France v Wales - Sat 24th Feb Stade Guy Moquet à Drancy, Paris Kick Off 1330hrs
Italy v Wales - Sun 11th March Rugby Roma, Rome Kick Off 1230hrs
Wales v England - Sat 17th March Taffs Well RFC Kick Off 1430hrs