Wales women's national rugby union team

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Wales
Wru logo.png
Union Welsh Rugby Union
Emblem(s) The Prince of Wales's feathers
Ground(s) Talbot Athletic Ground, Port Talbot [1]
Team kit
Change kit
First international
 Wales 4-22 England 
(Pontypool, Wales 5 April 1987)
Largest win
 Wales 77-0 Germany 
(Barcelona, Spain 17 May 2002)
Largest defeat
 England 83-11 Wales 
(Swansea, Wales 10 April 1999)
World Cup
Appearances 5 (First in 1991)
Best result 4th place, 1994

The Wales Women's National Rugby Union Team are a national sporting side of Wales, representing them at rugby union. The side first played in 1987.

History[edit]

Wales Women have played as a team officially since 5 April 1987 when a Wales Women team, led by Liza Burgess, took on an England Women side at Pontypool Park.[2] Prior to 1987, Welsh players were selected to represent Great Britain with the first representative side featuring players from Wales running against France at Richmond Athletic Ground in 1986. Great Britain played as a team on several occasions until 1990, beating Italy in their final match. Wales have played England every year since 1987.

Wales hosted the first ever Women's Rugby World Cup in Cardiff in 1991 and since then they have participated in a further four of the five tournaments finishing fourth in 1994, their highest ever finish.[3] The IRB adopted the competition in 1998, which was won by the New Zealand Black Ferns who also won the tournaments in Barcelona in 2002 Edmonton, Canada in 2006.

The Welsh Women's Rugby Union was created in 1994 charged with promoting and governing the development and practice of Women's Rugby in Wales; the other three home unions also took charge of their own administration effectively ending the function of the WRFU in the process. The WWRU also became affiliated to the Welsh Rugby Union at the same time.

The creation of four separate home unions for Women's Rugby in Great Britain also saw the introduction of the Women's Home Nations competition with the first set of internationals taking place in 1995. Wales Women's early years in the tournament saw victories only against Ireland Women . Wales Women also remain the only touring team from Wales to have won a Test series in South Africa, beating the Bokkies by two Test to nil back in 1994.

From 2004 to 2006 a policy of selecting only players based in Wales resulted in a series of poor results - and failure to qualify for the 2006 World Cup. When the policy was reversed the team immediately recorded their best ever Six Nations performance, with a first ever victory over France in 2006, wins over Scotland in 2006 & 2007 ending a ten year drought of wins against their Celtic opponents, and culminating with victory over England in 2009 on their way to a Triple Crown. The National 7s squad lifted the European 7s title in 2006, beating England in the final but narrowly failed to secure a place in the 2009 Rugby World Cup 7s. In 2007 Wales also re-entered the FIRA Championship, using the tournament to give tournament experience to its development team.

Squad[edit]

Squad for 2014 Women's Six Nations Championship.[4]

Forwards
Pos Player Club Region
Jenny Davies Waterloo Cardiff Blues
Catrin Edwards Bristol Scarlets
Megan York Blaenau Newport Gwent Dragons
Caryl Thomas Bath Newport Gwent Dragons
Lowri Harries Neath Athletic Scarlets
Carys Phillips Neath Athletic Ospreys
Nia Davies Cardiff Met Cardiff Blues
Jade Newman Llandaff North Cardiff Blues
Sian Williams Worcester Newport Gwent Dragons
Shona Powell-Hughes Neath Athletic Ospreys
Sioned Harries Llandaff North Scarlets
Catrina Nicholas Llandaff North Cardiff Blues
Rachel Taylor (captain) Bristol Newport Gwent Dragons
Backs
Pos Player Club Region
Amy Day Llandaff North Newport Gwent Dragons
Laura Prosser Pontyclun Cardiff Blues
Sian Moore Bristol Ospreys
Elinor Snowsill Bristol Newport Gwent Dragons
Mared Evans Llandaff North Scarlets
Rebecca de Filippo Bristol Newport Gwent Dragons
Philippa Tuttiett Llandaff North Cardiff Blues
Elen Evans Waterloo Scarlets
Hannah Jones Neath Athletic Ospreys
Robyn Wilkins Llandaff North Cardiff Blues
Elli Norkett Neath Athletic Ospreys
Ffion Bowen Maesteg Celtic Ospreys
Laurie Harries Llandaff North Cardiff Blues
Dyddgu Hywel Bristol Scarlets

Results summary[edit]

(Full internationals only)

Rugby: Wales internationals 1987-
Opponent First game Played Won Drawn Lost Percentage
 Australia 2002 2 0 0 2 0.00%
 Canada 1991 8 2 2 4 37.50%
 England 1987 31 1 0 30 3.23%
 France 1994 19 3 0 16 15.79%
 Germany 1998 2 2 0 0 100.00%
 Ireland 1996 19 12 0 7 63.15%
 Italy 1998 14 11 0 3 78.57%
 Kazakhstan 1994 5 3 0 2 60.00%
 Netherlands 1988 5 2 0 3 40.00%
 New Zealand 1991 2 0 0 2 0.00%
 Russia 1998 2 2 0 0 100.00%
 Samoa 2002 1 0 0 1 0.00%
 Scotland 1993 26 14 0 12 53.85%
 South Africa 2004 5 3 0 2 60.00%
 Spain 1991 9 2 0 7 22.22%
 Sweden 2007 3 2 0 1 66.67%
 United States 1993 3 0 0 3 0.00%
Summary 1987 156 60 2 94 39.10%

Results[edit]

See Women's international rugby for information about the status of international games and match numbering.

Full internationals[edit]

[13]
1987-04-05 Wales  4-22  England Pontypool Park [1/1/1]
[20]
1988-04-24 Wales  6-36  England Newport RFC [2/2/2]
[29]
1988-11-27 Netherlands  3-0  Wales Utrecht [14/3/1]
[30]
1989-02-12 England  38-4  Wales Moseley RFC [4/4/3]
[35]
1990-02-11 Wales  12-18  England Neath RFC [5/5/4]
[46]
1991-03-24 England  24-13  Wales Waterloo [6/6/5]
[51]
1991-04-08 (WC) Wales  9-9  Canada Glamorgan Wanderers [7/5/1]
[55]
1991-04-10 (WC) Wales  6-24  New Zealand Llanharan RFC [8/6/1]
[61]
1991-04-11 (WC) Wales  3-6  Netherlands Cardiff [9/22/2]
[63]
1992-02-09 Wales  10-14  England National Stadium Cardiff [9/12/6]
[69]
1993-03-14 England  23-5  Wales Northampton RFC [13/10/7]
[71]
1993-06-08 (CC) Canada  22-8  Wales Brampton, Ontario [7/11/2]
[74]
1993-06-10 (CC) United States  26-0  Wales Fletcher's Fields, Toronto [13/12/1]
[75]
1993-06-12 (CC) England  38-0  Wales Fletcher's Fields, Toronto [16/13/8]
[79]
1993-12-19 Scotland  0-23  Wales Burnbrae, Glasgow [2/14/1]
[81]
1994-02-13 Wales  10-11  England Bridgend [15/17/9]
[85]
1994-04-11 (WC) Canada  5-11  Wales Edinburgh Academicals RFC [10/16/3]
[88]
1994-04-13 (WC) Kazakhstan  8-29  Wales Edinburgh Academicals RFC [2/17/1]
[97]
1994-04-17 (WC) Scotland  0-8  Wales Melrose [6/18/2]
[99]
1994-04-20 (WC) United States  56-15  Wales Gala [18/19/2]
[107]
1994-04-24 (WC) France  27-0  Wales Edinburgh Academicals RFC [29/20/1]
[113]
1994-12-20 Wales  0-5  Scotland The Brewery Field [21/10/3]
[112]
1995-02-12 England  25-0  Wales Sale RFC [24/22/10]
[127]
1996-02-04 (HN) England  56-3  Wales Leicester [25/23/11]
[128]
1996-02-18 (HN) Wales  11-6  Scotland Bridgend [24/15/4]
[129]
1996-03-03 (HN) Ireland  22-6  Wales Old Belvedere RFC, Dublin [10/25/1]
[149]
1997-01-12 (HN) Scotland  10-0  Wales Meggetland [18/26/5]
[150]
1997-01-26 (HN) Wales  32-5  Ireland Bridgend [27/12/2]
[155]
1997-03-09 (HN) Wales  22-24  England Worcester [28/33/12]
[182]
1998-02-15 (HC) England  29-12  Wales Waterloo [39/29/13]
[184]
1998-03-01 (HC) Wales  12-22  Scotland Cardiff [30/27/6]
[186]
1998-03-22 (HC) Ireland  10-27  Wales Old Crescent RFC, Rosbrien [20/31/3]
[192]
1998-05-02 (WC) Spain  28-18  Wales Amsterdam [15/32/1]
[201]
1998-05-05 (WC) Russia  7-83  Wales Amsterdam [10/33/1]
[211]
1998-05-09 (WC) Germany  12-55  Wales Amsterdam [21/34/1]
[219]
1998-05-12 (WC) Kazakhstan  18-13  Wales Amsterdam [15/35/2]
[223]
1998-05-15 (WC) Italy  10-12  Wales Amsterdam [24/36/1]
[233]
1999-02-07 (5N) Scotland  23-0  Wales Inverleith, Edinburgh [35/37/6]
[235]
1999-02-28 (5N) Wales  26-0  Ireland Venue unknown [38/28/4]
[236]
1999-03-05 (5N) France  34-5  Wales Savigny-en-Barley [51/39/2]
[242]
1999-04-10 (5N) Wales  11-83  England Swansea [40/51/14]
[246]
1999-04-19 (FIRA) Spain  14-8  Wales Belluno, Italy [21/41/2]
[249]
1999-04-21 (FIRA) Italy  17-28  Wales Belluno, Italy [26/42/2]
[253]
1999-04-24 (FIRA) Wales  11-22  Kazakhstan Belluno, Italy [43/20/3]
[261]
2000-02-04 (5N) Wales  10-27  France Swansea [44/56/3]
[266]
2000-03-05 (5N) England  51-0  Wales Newbury [58/45/15]
[269]
2000-03-19 (5N) Wales  12-36  Scotland Caerphilly [46/44/8]
[271]
2000-04-01 (5N) Spain  18-10  Wales Majadahonda, Madrid [28/47/3]
[274]
2000-05-08 (FIRA) Scotland  28-6  Wales Almeria, Spain [46/48/9]
[277]
2000-05-10 (FIRA) Italy  24-25  Wales El Ejido, Spain [29/49/3]
[282]
2000-05-13 (FIRA) Wales  6-3  Kazakhstan Vera, Spain [50/23/4]
[296]
2001-01-15 Wales  72-5  Netherlands The Brewery Field, Bridgend [51/48/1]
[299]
2001-02-04 (5N) Wales  0–18  England Newport [52/66/16]
[302]
2001-02-18 (5N) Scotland  22–0  Wales Meggetland [50/53/10]
[305]
2001-03-16 (5N) France  24–3  Wales Nanterre [67/54/4]
[309]
2001-04-08 (5N) Wales  0–5  Spain Wrexham [55/36/4]
[312]
2001-05-06 (FIRA) Scotland  13-3  Wales Hazebrouk, France [53/56/11]
[320]
2001-05-10 (FIRA) Ireland  10-15  Wales Tourcoing, France [37/57/5]
[327]
2001-05-12 (FIRA) Wales  17-7  Kazakhstan Villeneuve d'ascq, France [58/26/5]
[336]
2001-10-18 Wales  7-21  Canada Glamorgan Wanderers [59/33/4]
[337]
2001-10-21 Wales  11-12  Canada Caerphilly [60/34/5]
[339]
2001-10-28 Wales  13-13  Canada Ebbw Vale [61/35/6]
[341]
2001-11-18 Wales  17-20  United States Ebbw Vale [62/39/3]
[344]
2002-02-03 (6N) Ireland  5–13  Wales Thormond Park, Limerick [40/63/6]
[346]
2002-02-15 (6N) Wales  0–20  France The Brewery Field, Bridgend [64/72/5]
[350]
2002-03-02 (6N) Spain  20–0  Wales Madrid [42/65/5]
[354]
2002-03-23 (6N) England  40–0  Wales London Welsh [81/66/17]
[361]
2002-04-07 (6N) Wales  3–31  Scotland Stradey Park [67/62/12]
[363]
2002-05-13 (WC) Australia  30-0  Wales Barcelona [14/68/1]
[370]
2002-05-17 (WC) Germany  0-77  Wales Barcelona [37/69/2]
[380]
2002-05-20 (WC) Wales  35-3  Italy Barcelona [70/37/4]
[389]
2002-05-24 (WC) Wales  14-17  Samoa Barcelona [71/5/1]
[397]
2003-02-15 (6N) Wales  44–0  Spain Cardiff Arms Park [73/49/6]
[399]
2003-02-21 (6N) Wales  7–69  England Cardiff Arms Park [74/87/17]
[404]
2003-03-09 (6N) Scotland  9–8  Wales Meadowbank [70/75/13]
[405]
2003-03-21 (6N) Wales  17–0  Ireland Cardiff Arms Park [76/52/7]
[409]
2003-03-28 (6N) France  34–7  Wales Paris [84/77/6]
[428]
2004-02-14 (6N) Wales  10-30  Scotland Arms Park, Cardiff [78/74/14]
[431]
2004-02-21 (6N) Ireland  13-14  Wales Thomond Park, Limerick [55/79/8]
[436]
2004-03-07 (6N) Wales  0-22  France Arms Park, Cardiff [80/89/7]
[437]
2004-03-20 (6N) England  53-3  Wales The Stoop, London [97/81/19]
[441]
2004-03-27 (6N) Wales  7-12  Spain Arms Park, Cardiff [82/60/7]
[444]
2004-05-01 (FIRA) Ireland  7-24  Wales Toulouse, France [59/83/9]
[454]
2004-05-05 (FIRA) England  39-3  Wales Toulouse, France [100/84/20]
[457]
2004-05-08 (FIRA) Scotland  11-10  Wales Toulouse, France [81/85/15]
[461]
2004-05-29 South Africa  5-8  Wales Adcock Stadium, Port Elizabeth [1/86/1]
[462]
2004-06-05 South Africa  15-16  Wales Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria [2/87/2]
[476]
2005-02-04 (6N) Wales  0-81  England Arms Park, Cardiff [88/106/21]
[478]
2005-02-12 (6N) Spain  10-10  Wales Orense, Santiago [65/89/8]
[481]
2005-02-25 (6N) France  48-0  Wales Bondoufle, Paris [97/90/8]
[487]
2005-03-13 (6N) Scotland  22-5  Wales Murrayfield [86/91/16]
[488]
2005-03-18 (6N) Wales  6-11  Ireland Arms Park, Cardiff [92/67/10]
[496]
2005-04-30 Wales  9-24  South Africa Ebbw Vale RFC [93/3/3]
[514]
2005-10-22 Italy  11-14  Wales Treviso [46/94/5]
[522]
2006-02-04 (6N) England  38-15  Wales Old Albanians, St Albans [115/95/22]
[526]
2006-02-11 (6N) Wales  5-0  Scotland Sardis Rd, Pontypridd [96/92/17]
[527]
2006-02-25 (6N) Ireland  7-14  Wales Donnybrook, Dublin [71/97/11]
[530]
2006-03-10 (6N) Wales  10-0  Spain Sardis Rd, Pontypridd [98/71/9]
[533]
{{{date}}} Wales  11-10  France Sardis Rd, Pontypridd [99/106/9]
[552]
2006-05-06 Wales  16-11  Canada Glamorgan Wanderers [100/54/7]
[594]
2006-11-18 Wales  31-7  Italy Glamorgan Wanderers [101/52/6]
[597]
2006-12-03 Wales  24-0  Netherlands Llanrumney [102/74/2]
[599]
2007-02-03 (6N) Wales  10-5  Ireland Taffs Well RFC, Cardiff [103/80/12]
[603]
2007-02-10 (6N) Scotland  0-10  Wales Dunbar [102/104/18]
[605]
2007-02-24 (6N) France  15-0  Wales Stade Guy Moquet a Drancy, Paris [114/105/10]
[608]
2007-03-11 (6N) Italy  0-24  Wales Rome [56/106/7]
[610]
2007-03-17 (6N) Wales  0-30  England Taffs Well RFC, Cardiff [107/129/23]
[629]
2007-04-28 (FIRA)[5] Netherlands  12-3  Wales Barcelona, Spain [76/108/3]
[633]
2007-04-30 (FIRA)[6] Sweden  18-8  Wales* Barcelona, Spain [44/109/1]
[636]
2007-05-02 (FIRA)[7] France  17-10  Wales* Barcelona, Spain [119/110/11]
[638]
2007-05-05 (FIRA)[8] Russia  14-38  Wales* Barcelona, Spain [25/111/2]
[653]
2007-11-09 Wales  3-25  Canada Cardiff [112/65/8]
[657]
2008-02-02 (6N) England  55-0  Wales London Irish [134/113/24]
[660]
2008-02-10 (6N) Wales  23-6  Scotland Taff's Well [114/108/19]
[664]
2008-02-24 (6N) Wales  27-5  Italy Taff's Well [115/64/8]
[665]
2008-03-07 (6N) Ireland  10-19  Wales St Mary's RFC, Dublin [88/116/13]
[669]
2008-03-15 (6N) Wales  3-0  France Taff's Well [117/125/12]
[683]
2008-05-17 (FIRA) Scotland  10-27  Wales Amsterdam [112/118/20]
[692]
2008-05-20 (FIRA) France  10-18  Wales Leiden, Netherlands [128/119/13]
[703]
2008-05-24 (FIRA) England  12-6  Wales Amsterdam [143/120/25]
[725]
2009-02-08 (6N) Scotland  10-31  Wales Lasswade RFC, Bonnyrigg [116/121/21]
[726]
2009-02-14 (6N) Wales  16-15  England Taff's Well [122/148/26]
[731]
2009-02-28 (6N) France  27-5  Wales Montauban [132/123/14]
[734]
2009-03-15 (6N) Italy  7-29  Wales Mira (Riviera del Brenta) [60/124/9]
[735]
2009-03-21 (6N) Wales  13-10  Ireland Taff's Well [125/97/14]
[781]
2009-11-28 Wales  56-7  Sweden St Helen's, Swansea [125/57/2]
[786]
2010-02-06 (6N) England  31-0  Wales Esher [154/126/27]
[790]
2010-02-14 (6N) Wales  28-12  Scotland Brewery Field, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan [127/125/22]
[798]
2010-02-28 (6N) Wales  3-15  France Brewery Field, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan [128/142/16]
[801]
2010-03-12 (6N) Ireland  18-3  Wales Ashbourne, County Meath, Leinster [101/129/15]
[806]
2010-03-21 (6N) Wales  15-19  Italy Brewery Field, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan [130/79/10]
[835]
2010-08-20 (WC) Australia  26-12  Wales Surrey Sports Park, Guildford [28/132/2]
[841]
2010-08-24 (WC) South Africa  15 – 10  Wales Surrey Sports Park, Guildford [21/133/4]
[848]
2010-08-28 (WC) New Zealand  41 – 8  Wales Surrey Sports Park, Guildford [56/134/2]
[854]
2010-09-01 (WC) Sweden  10–32  Wales Surrey Sports Park, Guildford [68/135/3]
[860]
2010-09-05 (WC) South Africa  17 – 29  Wales Surrey Sports Park, Guildford [24/136/5]
[869]
2011-02-06 (6N) Wales  9-19  England Cross Keys RFC [137/169/28]
[872]
2011-02-13 (6N) Scotland  12-41  Wales Burnbrae, Milngavie [138/138/23]
[874]
2011-02-27 (6N) Italy  12-8  Wales Viareggio, Tuscany [88/139/11]
[877]
2011-03-13 (6N) Wales  15-14  Ireland Cross Keys RFC [140/110/16]
[880]
2011-03-19 (6N) France  15-0  Wales Bourgoin-Jallieu [155/141/16]
[-]
2012-02-03 (6N) Ireland  10-3[9]  Wales Ashbourne RFC [-/-/-]
[924]
2012-02-12 (6N) Wales  20-0  Scotland Cross Keys [142/144/24]
[926]
2012-02-25 (6N) England  33-0  Wales Twickenham stadium [183/143/29]
[928]
2012-03-03 (6N) Ireland  36–0  Wales Ashbourne RFC [114/144/17]
[930]
2012-03-10 (6N) Wales  30–13  Italy Millennium Stadium, Cardiff [145/95/12]
[934]
2012-03-18 (6N) Wales  0–31  France Cross Keys [146/161/17]
[971]
2013-02-03 (6N) Wales  10-12  Ireland Aberavon [147/117/18]
[972]
2013-02-08 (6N) France  32-0  Wales Stadium Marcel Levindrey Laon [170/148/18]
[976]
2013-02-24 (6N) Italy  15-16  Wales Benevento [105/149/13]
[979]
2013-03-10 (6N) Scotland  0-13  Wales Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow [151/150/25]
[982]
2013-03-17 (6N) Wales  16-20  England Aberavon [151/198/30]
[1024]
2014-02-02 (6N) Wales  11-12  Italy Talbot Athletic Ground [152/111/14]
[1025]
2014-02-07 (6N) Ireland  18-6  Wales Ashbourne [123/153/19]
[1030]
23 February 2014 (6N) Wales  0-27  France Talbot Athletic Ground [154/182/19]
[1031]
7 March 2014 (6N) England  35-3  Wales Twickenham Stoop [211/155/31]
[1036]
16 March 2014 (6N) Wales  25 - 0  Scotland Talbot Athletic Ground [156/160/26]

Other matches[edit]

[-]
1990-10-21 Catalonia  4-0  Wales XV Barcelona [-/-/-]
[-]
2002-02-16 Wales A  0-53  England A Bridgend [-/-/-]
[-]
2002-03-24 England A  79-0  Wales A London Welsh [-/-/-]
[-]
2002-04-14 England Academy  35-0  Wales A Chester [-/-/-]
[-]
2003-03-23 Wales A  22-12  England Academy Caerphilly [-/-/-]
[-]
2003-03-29 France A  5-25  Wales A Paris [-/-/-]
[-]
2004-03-05 Wales A  5-8  France A Llanrumney [-/-/-]
[-]
2004-04-25 England Academy  80-0  Wales A Broadstreet, Coventry [-/-/-]
[-]
2004-12-08 England A  50-17  Wales Clifton [-/-/-]
[-]
2005-03-20 England Academy  48-0  Wales A Birchgrove [-/-/-]
[-]
2005-04-26 Wales A  10-17  South Africa UWIC, Cardiff [-/-/-]
[-]
2006-02-11 Netherlands  27-0  Wales A Amsterdam [-/-/-]
[-]
2006-05-02 Wales A  7-66  Canada UWIC, Cardiff [-/-/-]
[-]
2009-04-12 Welsh Invitational XV  13-15  Sweden Sardis Road, Pontypridd [-/-/-]
[-]
2010-08-01 Wales XV  15-13  Ireland XV Bridgend [-/-/-]
[-]
2013-01-05 Wales XV  7-0[10]  Spain National Centre of Excellence, Cardiff [-/-/-]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wales Women's venue
  2. ^ "Historic day for England Women’s Rugby". rfu.com. 5 April 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Women's Rugby World Cup". RugbyFootballHistory.com. p. 1. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Wales Women's Squad
  5. ^ *Wales only sent its Development Squad to this tournament.
  6. ^ *Wales only sent its Development Squad to this tournament.
  7. ^ *Wales only sent its Development Squad to this tournament.
  8. ^ *Wales only sent its Development Squad to this tournament.
  9. ^ Match abandoned after 40 minutes
  10. ^ http://www.wru.co.uk/eng/news/24555.php#.UOnUrG9JqSp

External links[edit]