Mixed international weekend for Pembrokeshire players
1:00pm Wednesday 6th February 2013 in Sport
It wasn’t just former Whitland trio Jonathan Davies, Mike Phillips, and Scott Williams who suffered Six Nations heartache at the weekend.
Wales women’s internationals Caryl James and Catrin Edwards, both formerly of Crymych, played in their country’s narrow defeat against Ireland.
Caryl played on the wing, while Cardiff Quins teammate Catrin played loose head prop.
But the pair were unable to stop the Welsh going down 12-10 at the Port Talbot Athletic Ground.
The visitors took the lead through second row Sophie Spence's try, converted by Niamh Briggs.
But full back Rosie Fletcher replied for the hosts, sniping down the blind side for a try that Elinor Snowsill converted.
Then with little over ten minutes left, replacement Laura Prosser kicked a penalty to put Wales 10-7 up.
But Irish hooker Gillian Bourke went over five minutes from the end to seal a win for the visitors.
There was at least joy for the Wales under-20 side, who held onto narrowly beat their Irish opponents 17-15 at Colwyn Bay.
It was however, a mixed weekend for Haverfordwest twins Carwyn and Llewellyn Jones.
Carywn had been named in the original starting lineup, but was forced to pull out after picking up an injury in the week.
Therefore, twin brother Llewellyn replaced him in the squad, but he was an unused substitute as the Welsh opened their campaign with a win.
Former Whitland player James Davies was in also in action in Wellington, with the Wales sevens squad.
Paul John’s men missed out in the cup, plate, and bowl competitions, picking up the mere consolation of the shield after beating Tonga 26-21 in the final.