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 Welsh Rugby Union has awarded a unique 'President's Cap' to a specific group of players who represented their country between 1945 and 1979, but missed out on international recognition at the time.
Prabhat Mathema, the WRU's National Medical Manager explains the four part Pitchside Suspected Concussion Assessment process the IRB has devised that is being implemented throughout the Dove Men Series and in the LV= Cup this season, which includes the provision for a five minute temporary substitution to allow an assessment to take place.