Six Nations: Wales Women 23-10 Scotland Women

By Dafydd JonesBBC Wales Sport
Six Nations 2016: Wales Women 23-10 Scotland Women
Women's Six Nations
Wales (15) 23
Tries: Harries, Jones, Butchers Cons: Wilkins Pens: Wilkins 2
Scotland (10) 10
Tries: Gaffney Cons: Skeldon Pens: Skeldon

Wales Women were made to battle hard to avoid an upset and beat Scotland in their Six Nations match in Neath.

Wales number eight Sioned Harries and centre Hannah Jones crossed either side of a Scottish try for centre Megan Gaffney to give the hosts a 15-10 half-time lead.

Welsh flanker Alisha Butchers scored the only try of the second half to put the game beyond the battling visitors.

Scotland defended bravely but remain without a Six Nations win since 2010.

Centre Robyn Wilkins kicked eight points for Wales, while Scottish hooker Lana Skeldon scored five points from the tee.

Wales Women's Six Nations fixtures
Ireland 21-3 WalesWales 23-10 Scotland
France (h) 28 FebruaryEngland (a) 12 March
Italy (h) 20 March

Wales' first win of the campaign followed their opening defeat to Ireland.

They are back at The Gnoll on Sunday, 28 February to face France, while Scotland's next game is against Italy in Bologna on the same day.

Wales: Dyddgu Hywel; Adi Taviner; Hannah Jones, Robyn Wilkins, Elen Evans; Elinor Snowsill, Keira Bevan; Megan York, Carys Phillips (capt), Amy Evans, Rebecca Rowe, Siwan Lillicrap, Sian Williams, Alisha Butchers, Sioned Harries.

Replacements: Amy Price, Catrin Edwards, Cerys Hale, Jenny Hawkins, Shona Powell-Hughes, Bethan Dainton, Gemma Rowland, Melissa Clay.

Scotland: Chloe Rollie; Lauren Harris, Megan Gaffney, Lisa Thomson, Rhona Lloyd; Lisa Martin (capt), Sarah Law; Tracy Balmer, Lana Skeldon, Lindsey Smith, Emma Wassell, Deborah McCormack, Jemma Forsyth, Karen Dunbar, Jade Konkel.

Replacements: Sarah Quick, Debbie Falconer, Heather Lockhart, Fiona Sim, Anna Stodter, Jennifer Maxwell, Abigail Evans, Eilidh Sinclair.