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KO 38 50 76 FT

Results

TeamTriesMissed ConversionDGPenaltiesConversionsPointsOutcome
Wales Women2201013Win
England Women000Loss

Review

Match Report

Laurie Harries’ late try rounded off a perfect day for Wales Women as they got their Women’s Six Nations off to the perfect start by shutting out world champions England Women in a 13-0 victory.

Wales enjoyed much of the possession without piling up the points in the first half before Laurie Harries got them off the mark with a penalty.

Catrin Edwards delivered early in the second half and in face of increasing England pressure, Harries raced away late on to help Wales ease over the line at St Helen’s.

England controlled the opening spells of possession, including a lightning break from Ceri Large, but the Welsh held firm before conceding a penalty from 30 metres out.

Megan Goddard was wayward from the tee and that signalled a spell of Wales pressure, the hosts winning a penalty of their own that was drilled narrowly wide by Harries.

However they kept chipping away at the English line with heavy bouts of possession, with inside centre Gemma Rowland looking particularly menacing.

Wales then coughed up the ball for Ruth Laybourn to surge down the other end, and the winger would have scored if not for desperate tackling five metres out.

Despite that momentary lapse it was all Wales and only handling errors at the crucial moments were preventing them from putting points on the board after Sioneed Harries and Amy Day carries.

Finally, however, England were the ones to infringe in the ruck with their backs against the wall and Harries chipped over the penalty in front of the posts just before half time.

The Welsh started the second half as they finished the first and this time it only took ten minutes before Edwards finished off a bruising forwards drive.

The conversion was missed and Goddard then spurned an opportunity from the tee to draw England closer, as her wide-right penalty went narrowly astray.

An apparently serious injury to England’s LaToya Mason caused a stoppage in play, with Bianca Blackburn eventually replacing the scrum-half.

Upon the restart England gathered momentum and when Edwards failed in her attempt of an intercept, the visitors were handed a penalty 35 metres from the posts.

There was no case of third time lucky for Goddard however as her pot at goal sailed wide.

England had certainly woken up however and for the much part great attack was met by great defence, as Harries won a turnover to stop a potent-looking move in its tracks.

The visitors were also orchestrating their own downfall with several infringements in Wales’ half and after a brilliant take of Elinor Snowsill’s cross-field kick, Harries surged through.

She couldn’t convert but by then, it was far too late for England to mount a comeback.

Officials

RefAR
Sherry TrumbullAlun Emmanuel
Jamie Morgan

Wales Women

# Player Position TRY CON CON % PEN PEN % DG DG % OVERALL % TACKLES CARRIES PASSES METRES YC RC
11Laurie HarriesWing1 (50')001 (76')0000000000
3Catrin EdwardsProp1 (38')0000000000000
 Total 20010000000000

England Women

Position TRY CON CON % PEN PEN % DG DG % OVERALL % TACKLES CARRIES PASSES METRES YC RC
 00000000000000
TRY
2
0
CON
0
0
CON %
0
0
PEN
1
0
PEN %
0
0
DG
0
0
DG %
0
0
OVERALL %
0
0
TACKLES
0
0
CARRIES
0
0
PASSES
0
0
METRES
0
0
YC
0
0
RC
0
0

Details

Date Time League Season
08/02/2015 3:00 pm Women's 6 Nations 2014-15

Venue

St. Helens Rugby & Cricket Ground, Swansea
St. Helens Rugby & Cricket Ground, Bryn Road, Swansea SA2 0AR

Past Meetings

35 - 3
Women's 6 Nations
The Stoop

England Women v Wales Women

16 - 20
Women's 6 Nations
Talbot Athletic Ground

Wales Women v England Women

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