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Wales Women 10-5 Ireland Women
A break from centre Clare Flowers created Wales' only try
A break from centre Clare Flowers created Wales' only try
Wales Women made it eight wins in a row with a scrappy 10-5 Six Nations victory over Ireland Women at Taffs Well.

Fly-half Naomi Thomas crossed on six minutes after a break by centre Clare Flowers, Thomas converting it herself and adding a penalty on half-time.

But Wales wasted several overlaps and Ireland got back into the game with wing Grace Davitt's 72nd-minute try.

Wales wing Louise Rickard was sent off three minutes later for a second yellow card, but Wales managed to hold on.

It was no way for the Saracens player to celebrate winning her 90th Wales cap.

"We started well but we were complacent in the second half and going down to 14 made it difficult," said Wales captain Melissa Berry.

"We'll learn our lesson from this and we're not going to go through the tournament without finishing off the chances we've created."


Wales Women: Elen Evans (Dolgellau); Rhian Williams (Wasps), Rachel Poolman (UWIC), Clare Flowers (Clifton), Louise Rickard (Saracens); Naomi Thomas (Clifton), Mellissa Berry (Worcester, captain); Louise Horgan (Saracens), Rhian Bowden (UWIC), Jenny Davies (Waterloo), Liza Burgess (Clifton), Claire Donovan (Saracens), Catrina Nicholas (Cardiff Quins), Jamie Kift (Clifton), Kylie Wilson (Clifton).
Replacements: Amy Broadstock (Llandaff North), Hannah Roberts (UWIC), Gemma Hallett (Pontyclun), Nicola Evans (Wasps), Becky Davies (Cardiff Quins), Stacey Saunders (Tylorstown), Hayley Baxter (Cardiff Quins).


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