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Ireland women 18-3 Wales women

Ireland women v Wales women

Highlights - Ireland women 18-3 Wales women

Ireland women (5) 18
Tries: Briggs, Rosser, Neville Pen: Briggs
Wales women (3) 3

Pens: Evans


Ireland's Orla Brennan is tackled by Welsh prop Jenny Davies
Ireland's Orla Brennan is tackled by Welsh prop Jenny Davies

Ireland's women secured their second win of the Six Nations Championship as they beat Wales 18-3 at Asbourne.

Wales wing Non Evans kicked the reigning Triple Crown champions into an early lead but Niamh Briggs' 15th minute try put Ireland ahead.

Tania Rosser extended their lead when the scrum-half stretched the Welsh defence just before the hour.

Briggs kicked a 72nd minute penalty before number eight Joy Neville completed Ireland's rout late on.


Ireland Women: Niamh Briggs (Clonmel/Munster); Amy Davis (Blackrock/Leinster), Joanne O'Sullivan (Richmond/Exile), Grace Davitt (Blackrock/Leinster), Alison Miller (Portlaoise/Connacht); Helen Brosnan (Highfield/Munster), Tania Rosser (Blackrock/Leinster); Fiona Coghlan (UL Bohemians/Leinster, capt), Chris Fanning (Highfield/Munster), Lauren Day (Cooke/Ulster), Kate O'Loughlin (Clonmel/Munster), Marie Louise Reilly (Navan/Leinster), Orla Brennan (Blackrock/Leinster), Claire Molloy (Bristol/Connacht), Joy Neville (UL Bohemians/Munster).
Replacements: Gillian Bourke (UL Bohemians/Munster), Louise Austin (UL Bohemians/Munster), Carol Staunton (Galwegians/ Connacht), Sinead Ryan (Navan/Leinster), Louise Beamish (UL Bohemians/Munster), Shannon Houston (Blackrock/Leinster), Nora Stapleton (Old Belvedere/Leinster).

Wales Women: Mared Evans; Aimee Young, Ceri Redman, Naomi Thomas, Non Evans; Awen Thomas, Amy Day; Catrin Edwards, Rhian Bowden, Jenny Davies, Gemma Hallett, Rachel Taylor, Catrina Nicholas, Jamie Kift, Mellissa Berry (capt).
Replacements: Claire Horgan, Louise Horgan, Claire Donavan, Lisa Newton, Laura Prosser, Kay Rees, Caryl James.



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see also
Wales Women lose 15-3 to France
28 Feb 10 |  Welsh
Wales Women 28-12 Scotland Women
14 Feb 10 |  Welsh
England Women 31-0 Wales Women
06 Feb 10 |  Rugby Union
Wales claim Women's Triple Crown
21 Mar 09 |  Welsh
BBC Sport Wales coverage
03 Oct 11 |  Wales


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