Wales recorded their second successive victory in the World Cup with a
convincing 35-3 victory over Italy.
Having beaten Germany 75-0 last Friday, Wales began the game slowly as Italy
took the game to the Welsh ladies. A lovely chip from fly half Awen Thomas
was regathered by Clare Flowers who ran the try in from 70 yards to post the
Fellow winger Sue Jones added the first of her 2 tries with a lovely pick up
from a ruck on the Italy 22 and when second row April Dent powered over from
a lineout Wales were leading 22-0.
Wales played more consistently in the second half and Flowers added her
second try to make her both the tournaments leading try and overall points
scorer with just one game left to play.
Awen Thomas had a good day with the boot kicking 15 points and Wales now
face Samoa in the Bowl Final on Friday at the Santboiana Stadium.(kick off
Porthcawl recently received a WRU facilities grant and funding from Natwest RugbyForce in order to give their changing rooms a facelift. This came after receiving £10,000 in a WRU facilities grant last year to tarmac their car park. The improvements have already helped to make the club more accessible, not only for their own members and players but for the whole community.
The Welsh Rugby Union has launched a new, accredited Safeguarding and Protecting Children course - funded by the WRU and delivered in partnership with Sport Wales and the NSPCC - fo rugby club volunteers around Wales.
The SWALEC semi-final draws threw up some mouth-watering clashes in the Cup, Plate and Bowl as the 12 teams aim for the Millennium Stadium Finals Day. All the semi-finals are to be played on the weekend of April 12.
Welsh whistler Rhys Thomas continues to scale the heights of the game as he prepares to be an official in this weekend's Hong Kong Sevens tournament, undoubtedly the showpiece event on the World Series calendar.
Wales International Ian Evans and Wales and Lions legend Scott Quinnell swapped rugby balls for paint pots at Tonna during the RBS 6 Nations. They surprised club players with a special clubhouse makeover to launch NatWest RugbyForce 2014 - a programme developed in partnership with the WRU to make rugby clubs stronger businesses by improving and renovating their facilities with the support of volunteers and the local community.
Fresh from claiming the Bowl honours in Tokyo last Sunday, the Wales Sevens squad have settled into their routine as they prepare for this weekend's Hong Kong tournament where Iolo Evans is aiming high, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers.