Women's Six Nations 2015: Scotland 3-39 Wales

By Nick WebbBBC Sport Wales
Laurie Harries on the attack for Wales women against Scotland women
Laurie Harries kicked 14 points for Wales
Scotland women (0) 3
Pen: Deans
Wales women (6) 39
Tries: Phillips, S Harries, Hywel, Snowsill, Lawrence Con: L Harries (4) Pens: L Harries (2)

Wales followed up last weekend's win against England with a 39-3 victory in Scotland to make it two wins out of two in the 2015 Women's Six Nations.

Laurie Harries kicked Wales into a 6-0 half-time lead at Broadwood.

A Nuala Deans penalty for Scotland reduced the lead to three points shortly after the break.

But Wales took control and scored five second-half tries from Carys Phillips, Sioned Harries, Dyddgu Hywel, Elinor Snowsill and Amy Lawrence.

Wales next face unbeaten France in Montauban on Friday, 27 February, while Scotland will return to Clyde FC to host Italy on Sunday, 1 March.

Welsh winger Harries opened the scoring after six minutes with a short-range penalty.

She doubled the lead eight minutes later as Wales dominated territory, but failed to break through a determined and hard-working Scottish defence.

Scotland were finding it hard to establish any sort of attacking platform, though centre Hannah Smith nearly ran on to an attacking kick by Lisa Martin in injury-time, only to be foiled by an early tackle.

The Scots started the second half with more fire and centre Deans landed their first points of the season with a well-struck 35-metre penalty.

But the opening try came in the 50th minute following a series of forward drives, after wing Harries and scrum-half Amy Day had gone close.

It was hooker Phillips who managed to force her way over under the posts with Harries adding the simple conversion.

The game was then held up for 15 minutes of treatment to Scotland's centre Smith, who was stretchered off with an apparent neck injury.

Smith was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure but her injury was not thought to be serious.

But Wales recovered the momentum with the powerful Harries forcing her way over from a five-metre scrum after 70 minutes, converted by her namesake.

Full-back Hywel was next over the Scottish line, as the game went into injury-time, squeezing over in the corner from Adi Taviner's pass.

And with Scotland reduced to 14 after a yellow card for Deborah McCormack, fly-half Snowsill jinked over for Harries to convert, as both sides ran through their full complement of replacements.

Scotland continued to tackle hard but it was one-way traffic for the women in red and replacement Lawrence forced her way over in the 24th minute of stoppage time, with Harries adding the extras.


Chloe Rollie (Melrose), Hannah Sloan (Stewartry), Hannah Smith (Hillhead Jordanhill), Nuala Deans (Wasps), Abi Evans (Northumbria University), Lisa Martin
(Murrayfield Wanderers), Mhairi Grieve (RHC Cougars), Heather Lockhart (Hillhead Jordanhill), Lana Skeldon (Melrose), Tracy Balmer (captain) (Worcester), Deborah McCormack (Richmond), Emma Wassell (Murrayfield Wanderers), Karen Dunbar (RHC Cougars), Lyndsay O'Donnell
(Worcester), Jade Konkel (Hillhead Jordanhill)

Replacements: Sarah Quick (Murrayfield Wanderers), Lindsey Smith (Hillhead Jordanhill), Lisa Robertson (Murrayfield Wanderers), Christianne Fahey (Murrayfield Wanderers), Rachael Cook (Murrayfield Wanderers), Sarah Law (Murrayfield Wanderers), Claire Bain (RHC Cougars), Eilidh Sinclair (Murrayfield Wanderers)


Dyddgu Hywel (Pontyclun/Scarlets); Elen Evans (Waterloo/Scarlets), Adi Taviner (Skewen/Ospreys), Gemma Rowland (London Wasps/Dragons), Laurie Harries (Llandaff North/Blues); Elinor Snowsill (Dragons), Amy Day (Llandaff North/Dragons); Caryl Thomas (Bath Ladies/Scarlets), Carys Phillips (Skewen/Ospreys), Catrin Edwards (Llandaff North/Scarlets), Rebecca Rowe (London Welsh/Dragons), Jenny Hawkins (Llandaff North/Blues), Sian Williams (Worcester/Dragons), Rachel Taylor (Bristol Ladies/Dragons - capt), Sioned Harries (Whitland/Scarlets).

Replacements: Amy Lawrence (Skewen/Ospreys), Jenny Davies (Caernarfon/Blues), Amy Evans (Skewen/Ospreys), Melissa Clay (Pencoed/Ospreys), Hannah Jones (Penybanc/Scarlets), Keira Bevan (Skewen/Ospreys), Robyn Wilkins (Llandaff North/Blues), Kerin Lake (Skewen/Ospreys)

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