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WRU Womens Regional Round 1 - Cardiff take the win over Dragons

Cardiff and RGC claim Round 1 spoils

The Women’s U18 Regional competition kicked off on Sunday afternoon at Cardiff Arms Park with Cardiff Rugby and RGC taking the Round 1 spoils.

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Hosts Cardiff secured a try bonus point in a 20-0 win over the Dragons in the opening match of the day.

Straight out of the blocks Cardiff made a forceful start to take hold of the possession. A blitzing run out wide from No 8 Gwennan Hopkins to beat the final defender with a dummy put her in for the try to give Cardiff the early lead.

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After dominating the territory in the opening twenty, Cardiff found the space out back to put Hopkins in for her second try with a powerful carry over the line.

Firmly in control of the opening half, Cardiff came calling again and another quick run from the backs sent Seren Lockwood over for the try to put the hosts 15-0 ahead.

Cardiff had time to sneak in one more just before the break after a sublime solo effort from hooker Shanelle Williams bringing the scores to 20-0 at half time.

A tug of war between the two in the second half kept the scores 0-0 in the second-half.
Cardiff kept plugging away at the phases but a valiant defensive effort from the Dragons side kept them clear of the line. Despite throwing all they could at their opponents, Dragons couldn’t convert their power into points on the board with Cardiff securing maximum points in the opening round.

Ospreys Women 8-29 RGC Women

In the second game of the day, an impressive start for the North Walians saw fullback Saran Jones race from her own 22 to score the opening try of the match. Sian Jones added the extras to give RGC an early 7-0 lead.

Ospreys fought back to conjure up the attack with the line-out in RGC’s 22. Despite the Ospreys’ efforts, an interception from Poppy Ellis took play back up field. Good support made way for Kelsey Webster to score the second try for RGC with Jones converting to extend their lead to 14-0.
RGC made quick work of their third try to send wing Leah Stewart over the line to bring the score to 19-0.

Trying to gain a foothold in the match, Ospreys applied the pressure to set up camp in the RGC 22 but a tremendous defence from the North Wales side kept their opponents off the scoreboard.
Just before half time, the Ospreys efforts were soon rewarded with Isabelle Lewis powering over the whitewash for their first try. No conversion but Hanna Marshall had the opportunity moments later with a shot at the posts to make it 19-8 at the break.

Coming out for the second half, both sides made huge strides in attack and defence with the two battling to add points to the board.

Eventually it was RGC who broke through with Webster scoring her second followed by Hanna Tudor. Ospreys fought until the final whistle but a solid performance from RGC saw them come away with an impressive 29-8 win.

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Cardiff and RGC claim Round 1 spoils
Cardiff and RGC claim Round 1 spoils
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Cardiff and RGC claim Round 1 spoils
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Cardiff and RGC claim Round 1 spoils
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Cardiff and RGC claim Round 1 spoils
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Cardiff and RGC claim Round 1 spoils
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