Edwards urges Women to produce a complete performance
13 February 2012 16:54pm
By Mike Brown
Rhys Edwards insists Wales Women have to produce an 80 minute performance to overcome England in the next round of Six Nations action.
Wales cruised to a comfortable 20-0 victory over Scotland at Pandy Park, Cross Keys on Sunday to kick-start their Championship campaign after the clash with Ireland was abandoned at half-time due to freezing conditions last week.
Jamie Kift and Rachel Taylor got the scoreboard ticking with first-half tries for the hosts and Amy Day pounced either side of the interval to put the result beyond doubt.
Edwards was encouraged by his side's display but admits there is plenty to work on after the Dragons endured a 35-minute spell without registering a single point.
"Last week was frustrating that we didn't get the chance to play a full game," said Edwards.
"We only had 40 minutes to see where we were which is why we made changes to face Scotland. So it was pleasing to get a good performance and result on Sunday.
"It was good to score four tries but the worst thing about that is we actually created nine or ten chances. To get just four tries isn't the best conversion rate and we have stuff to work on ahead of England.
"We have a lot to look at but our performance in the first-half showed what we are capable of doing it. The challenge is to repeat that kind of performance for the full 80 minutes."
Wales face England at Twickenham on Saturday, February 25, following the men's game at the same venue.
The Webb Ellis Cup visited Lampeter on Monday to recognise the fact that the town is celebrating a major milestone as it is believed the first ever game of rugby played in Wales, was in fact played in Lampeter 150 years ago.
Cardiff Blues U18 Girls will go into Sunday's Gemau Cymru with an extra spring in their step after Welsh internationals Elinor Snowsill and Philippa Tuttiett offered some last minute tips at a training session earlier this week.
Rob Howley and Josh Lewsey addressed more than 250 community club coaches and referees at the first WRU National Community Conference on the weekend. The volunteers benefitted from coaching masterclasses and workshops in a bid to connect all levels of the rugby pathway in Wales.
UEFA has today confirmed the Football Association of Wales (FAW) has been successful in its bid for the Millennium Stadium to host the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final on Saturday 3rd June, 2017 (kick-off: 19.45hrs GMT).
The winners of a filmmaking competition organised by the education charity Into Film and the WRU enjoyed a behind the scenes tour of the Millennium Stadium - and a chance to be photographed with the WRU's fire-breathing, rugby loving mascot, Scorch The Dragon, and Welsh international, Jake Ball.