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.
Welsh players and management joined Deputy Minister for Sport Ken Skates at the Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay earlier this week to reveal the Union's pioneering school-club hub initiative has been so successful the project will now almost double the scale of the original project.
The Scarlets, Newport Gwent Dragons, Cardiff Blues and the Ospreys look ahead to Judgement Day III which sees the Blues take on the Ospreys (2.30) and the Dragons tackle the Scarlets (4.45pm) at the Millennium Stadium tomorrow afternoon.
Ystradgynlais and Ynysddu played out a titanic struggle at Taffs Well in the SSE SWALEC Bowl semi-final. At the end of the game neither team could be separated after a 15-15 stalemate but Ystradgynlais go through on try count.
Blues strike first in JD III battle - Newport Gwent Dragons lock Andrew Coombs, WRU referee Dylan Llyr Jones and Cardiff Blues hooker Matthew Rees decide dressing room allocations for Judgement Day III
Wales Under 18 captain Calum Haggett has received a conditional offer to read Biomedical Science at St Anne's College, Oxford. WRU chairman Gareth Davies went to meet Calum and Coleg y Cymoedd Principal Judith Evans to wish him luck in his exams and pass on some of his personal experience.
Dodgy tattoos, carthorses, Avatar and soft chins are revealed by Wales Sevens players Tom Williams and Sam Cross as they profile the Wales Sevens squad taking part in Hong Kong this weekend in the latest round of the HSBC Sevens World Series.