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
When the Wales squad were asked to nominate individuals who played a big part in their early playing days, Wales and Dragons full back and wing Hallam Amos thought of his former Monmouth School rugby coach John Bevan.
Sam Cross and Luke Treharne have been named as co-captains of the Wales Sevens side as head coach Gareth Williams names his 12-man squad to play in the first leg of the HSBC World Series in Dubai next weekend.
Bedwas head coach Steve Law and players Nicky Griffiths and Alun Rees extol the virtues of the close knit club as they prepare to host third place RGC 1404 - who are one place head of them on the Principality Premiership points table - on Saturday.
Many of the Wales squad have said Diolch (thank you) to someone who played an important part in their early playing days by nominating them to be invited to the Wales v South Africa match. One person, Gowerton Comprehensive geography teacher Mr Dean Mason was nominated by two of his former pupils, Dan Biggar and Sam Davies.
The second WRU disability rugby pilot has been delivered, this time in Caerphilly schools, culminating in a festival at the Caerphilly Centre of Sporting Excellence, Ystrad Mynach tomorrow. Plans are in place to set up a Disability Rugby Club in Newbridge to provide long-term playing opportunities.
WRU TV: Hear from inside the Wales camp as Neil Jenkins discusses this weekend's clash with South Africa and how the squad are looking to put in a strong performance to round of the 2016 Under Armour Series