WOMENS SIX NATIONS INTERNATIONAL
IRELAND 9 - 13 WALES
THOMOND PARK, LIMERICK
Wales opened up their Six Nations campaign with a vital victory over their Irish counterparts at Thomond Park on Saturday night.
Playing against the elements in the first half, Wales secured a 10-6 half time lead thanks to a breakaway try from Claire Flowers, converted by Awen Thomas who also added a penalty.
Rachel Reid kicked all the Irish points as the Welsh defence stood firm despite an onslaught from the impressive Irish pack.
The Welsh backline put together a credible performance with full back Naomi Thomas a clear player of the match.
The Welsh now face France at Bridgend RFC on Friday February 15th, kick off 7:15pm.
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.