WRU Women’s Division One:
Pencoed Phoenix 19
Haverfordwest Ladies 7

It was a hard fought clash between Haverfordwest and Pencoed Phoneix in WRU Division One on Sunday.

The Lady Blues travelled to Bridgend without their Welsh internationals Awen Prysor and Lisa Neumann, but still had a strong squad on display.

The match was played with pace and intensity on a 3G pitch, and it was the visitors who struck first after a well-worked counter attack.

Experienced number eight Nina Colville made good yards after powering through the defensive line, and a series of quick offloads from support runners ended with centre Stephanie Harris going under the posts.

Her try was converted by Holly Couzens, recently called up to the Scarlets training squad along with scrum half Rhian Swift.

The lead was short lived when a lapse in concentration saw the home team cross in the corner on the stroke of half time.

Pencoed showed why they were top of the table in the second half, touching down for two converted tries, but they went down to 14 players after a red card was shown for foul play.

Haverfordwest were not able to capitalise, and were dealt a huge blow when second row Chloe Smith had to leave the pitch with a knee injury.

Haverfordwest coach Gareth Charles said he could not be too disappointed with his team’s effort though, and they now look ahead to a home game against a Senghenydd side who will be looking to avenge last month’s narrow defeat.

But before then all heads will turn to the Wales Women’s Six Nations opener against Scotland in Colwyn Bay on Friday, with hopes that Prysor and Neumann will be involved.

Haverfordwest Ladies squad: Natasha Thomas, Maria Phillips (capt), Louisa Weinfeld, Chloe Smith, Ceri Coleman-Phillips, Delyth Foster, Emily Carrington, Nina Colville, Rhian Swift, Holly Couzens, Stephanie Harris, Helen Finnan, Elin Hopkins, Hayley McCarney, Sam Lewtas, Ali Hopson-Griffiths, Katy Lewis, Hayley Thomas.