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.
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.