December 2006

RNRU(W) v WELSH DEVELOPMENT SQUAD

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RNRU(W) v WELSH DEVELOPMENT SQUAD SUNDAY 3 DECEMBER AT WELSH INSTITUTE OF SPORT, CARDIFF Everything possible conspired to try and make this fixture fail and only the determination by both Rugby Unions (WRFU(W) and RNRU(W)) made this fixture happen - and what a game it turned out to be! The Navy Women stepped up yet another level to meet the challenge of a well organised Welsh Development squad that was full of players on the fringes of the senior team, players of the future and senior players in key positions who were used to bring stability to the side. After a couple of days training the team eventually ran out onto a wet and windy pitch normally used by the Welsh Senior Team to ...

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‘SHARKS GO DOWN IN THE ¼ FINALS TO A POWERFUL FRENCH SIDE’

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The Sharks new they had a fight on their hands before the rematch with last years loosing finalists who were out for revenge. As expected the Pyrennes stepped up and wanted a physical encounter and made their presence felt from the kick off which lead to some scrappy play. The sharks tried to get into their stride but were smothered by some excellent pressing and hard hitting from a well drilled side resulting in a penalty to Pyrennes who took a quick tap exploited a missed tap tackle out wide to open the scoring, try converted (0:7). From the kick off Will Pilkington took a big hit and had to be substituted (Caruana) which again disrupted the Sharks rhythm – Some powerful play by the hug...

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