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
WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.
The WRU has launched a campaign to create a long term legacy for Welsh club rugby by highlighting the advantages of volunteering. Rhian Edwards, a volunteer at Seven Sisters, has enjoyed many benefits of her volunteering at a grassroots rugby club including being part of the Rugby World Cup volunteer workforce after being nominated by the WRU - and the WRU is asking for more people to develop their 'Welsh rugby roots'.