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
As the countdown continues for RWC2015, Tournament Chief Executive Debbie Jevans visited the Millennium Stadium to discuss preparations for the eight matches and reveal the positive news that 100,000 tickets for games at the home of Welsh rugby have sold in the last seven days.
Jason Harries is targeting a first win on the World Series circuit this season with Wales. The series returns to action this weekend in Dubai where Harries is part of a team hoping to build from its efforts in round one in October.
Wales skipper Jevon Groves says his side have addressed a few points from Gold Coast and aim to 'hit the ground running' in the next two rounds of the World Series, kicking off with this weekend in Dubai before heading off to South Africa next week.
Wales Sevens manager Steff Thomas is hopeful his side can build from a quarter-final spot in the opening round of the World Series in Australia when his side take part in the forthcoming double header in Dubai and South Africa.