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Wales Women v England Women

Catrin Heledd presents live coverage of Wales Women v England Women from the Cardiff Arms Park. Studio guests include Caryl James and Kat Merchant.


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Today all roads lead to Cardiff for a double bill of Wales against

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England and act one begins here. After beating Italy the women have

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won five games on the bounce. But now they face their biggest

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challenge in the world champions England, fresh from beating France

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at Twickenham. There were a few daffodils and a

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little bit of snow to welcome the teams this morning. Whatever the

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weather it is sure to be a fiery contest for these two, the closest

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of neighbours, and rivals. Good morning. It is early but great

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to have your company at the start of what is a very busy day of rugby

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here in the Welsh capital. Good morning. Yes it is cold but the

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atmosphere is warming up nicely here. Some singing behind us. Both

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sides by the end of the championship hoping to get their hands on this. I

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am happy to say that for the first few hours of action today I am

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joined by a member of England's 2014 World Cup winning squad and a former

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Wales international. Welcome both. Let's start with you, five from five

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under the new coach. Where have you seen Wales development since he took

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over? Yes, he has certainly brought a lot of energy to the Welsh camp.

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Last week we saw a great all-round team performance by Wales, beating

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Italy. They scored some great tries, they've got faith in their defensive

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structures. That will give them great confidence to meet England

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head-on. I am sure you have something to say about that. You

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were part of the World Cup-winning squad three years ago. How do you

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see this side differently or the same to three years ago? I think it

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is one of the first times we are starting to see some of those World

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Cup players back in. A lot of the girls have been off with the

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Olympics and Sevens so I am excited to see how they'll build as a team

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with those key players back in. Let's see how last week's results

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affect the table. Ireland are top after a bonus point

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win against Scotland. We will talk about the teams in a

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few minutes. First, let's head to camp to see how Wales have been

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preparing for this week. Saturday is a huge game, just like

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the men really. In this case England are world champions. It's a massive

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challenge for us and it's going to be a huge step up from the teams we

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have already played. We know the challenge is going to be

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huge. We worked on fitness and conditioning and waeths side of

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things. Against Italy plenty of running in our legs in the last 20

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minutes. We couldn't ask for a better start. Obviously there is

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still a lot to work on going forward but five wins from five and

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hopefully we will keep progressing. We will be really focussed and ready

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for it and they'll play their best and that's all you can do. There is

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a great buzz about the team and that shows as Roland has told us, winners

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are singers, as long as we keep winning we can keep singing. We will

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find out if he can sing in a few hours' time. Let's talk about the

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teams. Some crucial players. The back row for Wales. No

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Powell-Hughes, a bit of a blow but plenty of experience with former

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captain Rachel Taylor. Of course. An all Scarlets back row. They know

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each other very well. They play together a lot in regional games. We

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have Rachel Taylor, she's going to be crucial for Wales today. She is a

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workhorse and will make life really hard for England today. She will be

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hitting those rucks and securing possession for Wales and spoiling

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the English ball. Look out for her today. Look out indeed. Let's look

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out for one of the English players. Emily Scarratt, player of the match

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last week. GB's Sevens captain. She's such an influence but her

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kicking is vital for England. She's fundamental to how the team

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performs, not just for her calmness with kicking but the lines she runs,

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always takes two players to tackle her. She's going to and big part of

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the team today. Also Daniel Waterman, try scorer coming back

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from the Olympics, fantastic player. Plenty to look out for. We are

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literally minutes away from kick-off. Let's see how the teams

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are feeling and go down to the pitchside reporter.

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They're ready to come out. I can confirm it seems to be getting

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colder by the second here. No roof to close here at the Cardiff Arms

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Park. I had a chat with Wales head coach before the game. He accepts

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his team may be going into this contest as underdogs but insists

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that they are full of confidence after that opening win against

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Italy. I can confirm it is getting cold here at the Cardiff Arms Park.

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A few seconds, match predictions, who will take this one? England will

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take it. But within a try. I don't expect to you say anything else!

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What about you? I am backing the Welsh girls all the way. It's going

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to be close. Don't think there will be many tries but a win for the

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Welsh women. Right. A split decision there.

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As I said, seconds only away from the teams coming out. Let's join our

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commentary team this morning. Welcome then to Cardiff Arms Park. A

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chilly Saturday morning. An enthusiastic crowd in the main

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stands here as the teams emerge. This is the second round of the Six

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Nations. Both teams having notched up four points on the opening

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weekend. Lining up for the anthems. The silence in memory of a former

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South African captain, scrum-half, 89 cap, ten as captain, three World

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Cups he played in and five years of fundraising in the battle against

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motor neurone. Roland Phillips, the Wales coach. The public address

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system is explaining the reason for the silence.

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He was a visitor here a couple of years ago as he continued his

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fundraising efforts. He passed away on Monday 6th

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February, please join us now as we reflect in silence and show our

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respects to a true legend of our great game.

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Please now stand for the January themes. Starting with the English

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national anthems. APPLAUSE AND CHEERING

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And now our anthem, the national anthem for Wales.

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So the anthems belted out by the teams and choir.

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Wales showing one change from their win in Italy, it's in the back row.

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Shona Powell-Hughes is injured. Sioned Harries and Lisa Butchers

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comes in at number six. The back line unchanged. Howell was player of

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the match last week -- Dyddgu Hywel. As for the England side, unchanged

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from the win over France. Tamara Taylor, and Rocky Clarrk.

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Five of the back line played in the Olympics.

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The referee is from France. Alongside me Shaun Holy. England

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sure to start favourites but Wales going well. Morning everyone.

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Fantastic occasion. A big crowd here. Yes, they will be favourites,

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England, but a fired up Wales team for this one and Rowland fill

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independents with his daughter -- Phillips, along with his daughter,

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the captain, have got them ready. Further possession for England.

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They look to float wide. Almost up to halfway.

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Four Lichfield players. Six from Bristol. Over halfway.

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Hunt away to McLean. Getting the back line moving. Wales are up

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quickly midfield making tackles. Scarratt feeding Thompson on the

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outside. It's been nudged forward. You can already see the intent of

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the England team, using the full width of this Cardiff Arms Park. A

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lovely surface here, obviously artificial but both have touched the

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ball in these early passages. You see the winger here, Thompson, a

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little bit too flat on Scarratt but a good start from England.

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So it is a hold-up for an injury on the far side.

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The referee looking over to see what's going on. It looks like the

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English number 11, Amy Wilson-Hardy has had an early knock and will

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require treatment on that leg. A big first hit on the young Bristol

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winger, scored a great try last week in the opening game against France.

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In my time at Bristol I managed to coach a couple of sessions and here

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you see she is a dangerous player. A good first hit from, I think it's

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Snowsill. Simon Middleton, England head coach. Snowsill doing the goal

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kicking for Wales. Wilson-Hardy is ready to rejoin the fray,

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thankfully. A bit of a dead leg, like George North last week. The

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first scrum. She as got the upper hand in this department. England

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with that waeth advantage upfront and looking to pay it pay. The pass

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is intercepted. Trying to repair the damage but it is turned over

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possession for England. A good sign for the visitors.

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Millar-Mills taking it into contact. England looking to create space in

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midfield. They could have an overlap here. Waterman has Wilson-Hardy

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outside her. The winger going to the corner. Wilson-Hardy is in

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stretches... And has scored the first try. The third minute, just

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after treatment for injury. Amy Wilson-Hardy given room on the

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outside. Wales 0, England 5. England showed their intent from the start,

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putting width on this game and the back row is going to be a

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contentious area. She is a wrecking ball, Marlie Packer. Fantastic pass

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from McLean. It gets Waterman into the game. She's dangerous and

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experienced. You have to watch out for Wilson-Hardy. A lovely step on

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this clean surface. A great finish. No qualms but to give that one.

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Speed being shown by Wilson-Hardy, despite her knee injury a couple of

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moments earlier. The George North of England women, the Wales winger in

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Rome last weekend recovering from injury to run 70 metres to score.

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England have a wealth of kicking options.

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That's close from the touchline but no cigar. England lead by five

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points. Wales hardly having had their hands on the ball. Early

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lessons for Wales. They're narrow in defensive line at the moment. You

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can't give this England back three with the experience it has that much

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room. Vastly experienced England side, though. Beaten on their last

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visit to Wales. That's a frustrating error for Packer from the restart.

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It's a let-off for Wales. Not the greatest of kicks. Took her eye off

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the ball. You can see in her eyes she's disappointed with that. Wales

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won 13-0 at St Helens Swansea two seasons ago. England had their

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revenge last year. Let's see if this back row of Wales can control the

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ball. They lost Powell-Hughes before this game. A big player for Wales.

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All the Scarlets back row in there. This is a good position to attack

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from. It's never been the biggest of Welsh

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back fives. A lot of the pack have interchanged

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position. Rachel Taylor playing open side, played at lock.

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Nice scissors move bringing in Kerin Lake.

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Rachel Taylor doing the carrying. Into the 22 for the first time,

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Wales. Good carries from the Welsh

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forwards. Good response from the Welsh women. They're looking to put

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width on it themselves. Out to Taviner. Not quite the support she

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wanted there on the outside. But does well to retain possession. She

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got isolated but good intent from Wales. They're in good shape. Away

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to midfield. Phillips and Snowsill, finds Evans on the charge.

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England defence up well. Bevan has it. Away to Butchers.

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A newcomer in this starting side. The chip didn't go to plan on that

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occasion. Waterman. Aggressively out of defence. Showed her intent there.

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Inventive stuff from the away team. Rugby running in the family. Her

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father, Jim, was a Bath stalwart for many years. Good pace from Scarratt

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on the outside. Wilson-Hardy again. Back independent side towards... Oh

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the interchange was going so well. What could have been the scoring

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pass floating into touch. A flowing move again from England.

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Give them some credit. Water man was involved twice in that

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counterattack. Great pace on the outside. I like Emily Scarratt. She

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is a real footballing talent. Into the hands of Wilson-Hardy again. Did

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Evans get a crucial hand in there? Just to stop the play at the crucial

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moment? England looking extremely threatening, you have to say. It

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looks as though the Welsh winger did get a fingertip to it because it is

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an England scrum, rather than a Wales lineout.

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Hunt to put in. Not entirely stable but they rarely

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are on this surface. England bringing Wilson-Hardy in from the

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wing. Deep into the Wales 22.

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A big cover tackle from Taylor there. It was needed. Space is on

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the outside of this Welsh defence. Advantage over calls the referee.

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But there could be something on for England still.

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Cokayne bursting through to score. They played the advantage of the

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penalty. They didn't need it. Off they went. It's wave after wave of

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attack from the England women's team. The strings are being pulled

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by McLean. Tackling from the front row of the Welsh team. She didn't

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need a second invitation, Cokayne, showing great power. They look

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organised and have power and pace and they're combining well at the

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moment. I don't think Rowland Phillips will

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be too happy with some of the tackling on that occasion. Should

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have been stopped probably a couple of times. The glum look on the face

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of the Wales coach who has seen his side win four friendlies and the

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opening Six Nations game. But they'll really need to show their

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character here. Yeah, a different proposition this

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England team. Emily Scarratt impressed with her kicking

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technique. Scarratt finds the target. England

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lead by 12-0 inside ten minutes. Wales left chasing shadows so far.

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No more than the England women deserve. They've shown enterprise

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and moving into the wider channels. Plus using their ball carriers to

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shorten up the Wales defence. The head coach there has his work cut

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out. Snowsill with the restart.

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Low into the hands of Keates. Packer involved, as well there.

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England looking to pump it back into the weigh shall half.

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Hywel going away. -- Welsh. Not much room to work with

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so belt it is back down field. She has a decent kicking game, Hywel.

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She has a lovely left foot. A bit of a kicking battle going on here.

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Snowsill forced to retreat. Waterman upon her. Bevan puts boot to ball.

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There was a temporary relief. Scarratt setting up the ruck. All

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sorts of pressure on Wales at the moment. Hunt going blindside.

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Millar-Mills is in the action. They're queuing up to score. It is

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scrum-half Natasha Hunt who goes over for England's third try after

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just 11 minutes. 17-0 the visitors lead and Wales don't know what's hit

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them. The coaching team need to get messages down there. There is too

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much space on the outside. Amy Wilson-Hardy, only four caps, but

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she's showing real skill and the support play of England is

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absolutely fantastic. Too many Welsh players are confined with their eyes

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on the ruck, they need to open up and get width, because the pace on

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the outside is killing them. Natasha Hunt getting her 6th try for

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England. Scarratt up to 329 international

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points. We know that as Scarratt easily

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slots that one over that England are a full-time outfit. They look it at

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the moment. They're organised. Wales don't have that luxury with all

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their players, but if they can pick their heads up they can get more

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width. Lovely offload from Millar-Mills. Like all good

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scrum-halves, Natasha Hunt on the inside. She was a PE teacher. I am

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sure her pupils will be happy seeing that this morning.

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Millar-Mills and Wilson-Hardy in the action there.

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19-0 the visitors lead. Wales conceding a string of

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penalties, as well. The restarts are not helping them either. Snowsill is

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putting the ball on Packer. Whether that's a ploy to get her and ruffle

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her because she is a big player for this England team, but it's not

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working. The kicks are too deep. Indiscretion there at the ruck means

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England are on the front foot again. Snowsill plays for Newport Gwent

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Dragons and Bristol. A bit of cross-bridge representation going

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on. A region and a club, the weigh shall players. The region play half

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a dozen match as year or so. But England looking completely dominant.

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Thompson in off the near side wing. Looking for work down the centre.

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Hunt was it away. So much experience in this line-up

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for the visitors today. Wales at last have a little relief

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with a penalty in the contact area. Rocky has more caps than Jason

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Lennon. A welcome relief for Wales there. Holding on at the ruck. They

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need to consolidate. Phillips, the captain, needs to have a quick word

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with them. Wales losing some composure and

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allowing England another chance to run it back.

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Having a good game, Cokayne, combative and quick. Hunt looks for

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space and Water man with a good chase. Down goes Wilkins to save on

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her own 22. There is a penalty advantage here for offside. I think

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Wales will need that advantage to come back.

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It goes to show on this surface here at the Cardiff Arms Park, the ball

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sometimes just sits up invitingly and it was great vision from Natasha

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Hunt to see the space behind Wales' right-wing. A danger for Wales at

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the moment. Snowsill feeds to find a solid touch that she does on this

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occasion. Yes, Wales played a couple of friendlies on this ground in

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November when they beat Scotland and the Armed Forces.

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A Welsh throw-in for the captain, Carys Phillips, one of the try

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scorers in the AC when Wales were matched for possession and territory

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but took their chances better. Will be lucky to create chances today as

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Butcher tries to flick it on to Snowsill but she will need help from

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the weight of the forwards. They did well to get to her, she was in

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trouble. They're short of numbers now, Wales. Wales looking to carry

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through Harries. Away for Wilkins. A long pass out, but Wales couldn't

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work the overlap. Back to Rebecca Rowe, a former

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rower. That's well collected by Waterman.

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Over halfway. Brought down by Lake. They've got to

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be in control of their kicks. Snowsill kicks and looks for that

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corner. They need to be in control of the kicking game because this

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England back three are so fast. The attempted kick charged down by

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Wilkins. Does well to turn over possession. Snowsill to Evans. Did

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not quite go forward, luckily for the prop. Chance missed. Great

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opportunity. England are organised again. Snowsill, the chip through,

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but the ball beating both Evans and Wilson-Hardy and bouncing into

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touch. Wales have in the last five minutes got a toehold in the game

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but England completely dominant. An example of what I talked about,

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being more controlled in the kicking game. Good chase. Not quite the kick

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Snowsill wanted but at least they are building pressure. You need to

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stem the tide, find any weaknesses, where to put pressure on England,

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and do not concede again this half. Izzy Noel-Smith took a bit of a

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knock in the face and she is off for assessment. Sarah Hunter, the

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captain, talking to the players. 86 caps. She lives and breathes rugby,

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lives in the Bristol area, development officer. Great pedigree,

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like myself! The England replacement, Poppy, on

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the blindside. Snowsill wide to Wilkins. Long passes from the Welsh

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backline. Hywel on the outside tries to get around Thompson. Good

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support. Not enough maybe. England get the penalty. Lovely long passes,

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it has to be said, from the Welsh backline. Inside left footsteps from

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Dyddgu Hywel, she got isolated. Little bit late, second to it. That

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is enough for England to win the ball. Second best at the moment,

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Wales, to everything. Into this line-out, Cokayne. She

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went to school in New Zealand. Came back to play in England.

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Millar-Mills on the charge. She has looked useful ball in hand. Into the

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22. Another half chance for Wilson-Hardy as she tries to stow

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away from the touchline. Evans, experienced winger-macro, makes her

:34:10.:34:16.

tackle. Evans is then penalised. The last thing you want. Under pressure

:34:17.:34:20.

in your own 22, on the touchline, it means you have a full defensive line

:34:21.:34:26.

potential across the field, in from the side, once again, it looks

:34:27.:34:32.

ominous. Evans, one of the North Whaley and is in the Welsh side,

:34:33.:34:40.

born in Aberystwyth. Please club rugby for Carmarthen -- plays. The

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England coaches will have plenty to smile about. Only just going into

:34:48.:34:52.

the second quarter. They will not get it like that! Completely

:34:53.:35:00.

overthrown. Bevan under pressure both from the replacement, Cleall.

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Good carry from the English back row. Alisha Butchers making the most

:35:09.:35:15.

of her starting call-up. Great relieving carry. Mishap from England

:35:16.:35:19.

at the line-up and an opportunity to get it away. Collision. Evans came

:35:20.:35:26.

off second best after colliding with Amy Wilson-Hardy. Both players going

:35:27.:35:33.

for the ball. A lot of keeps on the carry. The referee is bringing them

:35:34.:35:48.

back for the England scrum. They have shown their professional

:35:49.:35:50.

pedigree in the opening quarter, England. They are a full-time

:35:51.:35:54.

outfit. Strategically, they have been excellent. They have to go to

:35:55.:35:59.

execute the coach's plan and they have done it. Moving it into the

:36:00.:36:04.

wide channels where they see the weakness. They have shown great

:36:05.:36:08.

skill. Lovely surface here. You have to credit the coaching staff and the

:36:09.:36:12.

players for implementing it. Yes, they have the experience, but you

:36:13.:36:15.

have to do it on the big occasion and at the moment, they are

:36:16.:36:19.

superior. Certainly enjoying the artificial surface, Cleall has moved

:36:20.:36:25.

up into the second row with Millar-Mills. Mont off in from the

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left. Hunt and Katy McLean. It is too easy. All too easy for England.

:36:37.:36:43.

They have their bonus point try after just 22 minutes at the arms

:36:44.:36:50.

Park. Lydia Thompson wins her one-on-one and gets the try for

:36:51.:36:57.

England. Almost perfect from a script I just mentioned about the

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England performance. The wide channel. Katy McLean is pulling the

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strings. Emily Scarratt is a fine player. In on the right foot, out on

:37:05.:37:10.

the left foot and fantastic finish, one on one. The ball is in two

:37:11.:37:16.

hands. Keeping Dyddgu Hywel guessing. In the end, a missed

:37:17.:37:21.

tackle one-on-one. That sums up the 22 minutes we have played so far.

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England to superior, getting it to the place, excellent finishing. --

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too superior, getting the pace. She has landed two conversion so far,

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Scarratt. That is an angled kick but she has nailed it as well and no

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terrors for Emily Scarratt with the wide kicks. England lead 26- 0-G,

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scoring better than a point a minute. It is really ominous --

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26-0. They have their work cut out. 20 minutes away from half-time. The

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England team are opened. When you have a team in this mood, you are

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really on the back foot. What can Carys Phillips say to the team to

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get them back in the game? Kicks like that are not helping. England

:38:18.:38:23.

picking up where they left off last week at Twickenham, came from being

:38:24.:38:30.

down at half-time against France to win. Another chance for Thompson.

:38:31.:38:36.

Thomas getting back to make the tackle on Natasha Hunt. Billed as a

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plinth as well. Loosehead, high tackle, referee has picked it up. --

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ill discipline. I am not sure the England will need the penalty.

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Packer brought down by Wilkins. That was called high as well. She is in

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danger. Under the new regulations, not a new law, old regulation, let

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us listen... First high tackle, OK, not really dangerous, but second one

:39:15.:39:23.

there, I let you three seconds... Fair play to the referee, giving the

:39:24.:39:28.

benefit of the doubt. Even if it is an accident, if it is reckless,

:39:29.:39:32.

yellow card. That is the last thing Wales want at the moment. Not a new

:39:33.:39:38.

law as such, a new interpretation that came into effect on the 3rd of

:39:39.:39:47.

January. As Hunt drilled it into the corner, Wilkins allowed to stay on

:39:48.:39:53.

the pitch. I do not think there was anything malicious in it, but intent

:39:54.:39:55.

does not matter these days. I am pretty sure, as we see the replay

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here, I am pretty sure what Rowland Phillips will be saying is, low

:40:03.:40:14.

tackles, get Rachel Taylor over the ball. The rest of us, get width into

:40:15.:40:21.

the defensive line. Tamara Taylor wins ahead of Rachel Taylor. The

:40:22.:40:22.

most experienced players on the park, both into their 30s. Rachel

:40:23.:40:26.

Taylor does a lot of line-out work for Wales. Tamara Taylor wins the

:40:27.:40:33.

ball. England looking for a fifth try. It is relentless from the

:40:34.:40:38.

visitors. Waterman gets through, looking to feed Thompson on the

:40:39.:40:44.

outside. Hunt is in, flinging it up to a Thompson. It is a fifth try as

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Katy McLean loops around the outside and England just keep on scoring, 26

:40:52.:40:57.

minutes gone, five tries to do visitors. Katy McLean on the end of

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that. It is becoming a little embarrassing now because the England

:41:03.:41:05.

women are toying with the Welsh team. Falling off, committing too

:41:06.:41:10.

many. One-on-one at the end again. The wrong angle. On the inside,

:41:11.:41:14.

force them into touch will stop they are too smart. They know where to

:41:15.:41:19.

go, they know where the space is and the mismatches and they are

:41:20.:41:25.

executing Simon Middleton's plan to perfection. England will want to

:41:26.:41:29.

roll up the pitch and take it back down and forward them. It is

:41:30.:41:33.

certainly suiting them. The Welsh girls will be looking at the clock

:41:34.:41:36.

for half-time and England will not want half-time to come, they are

:41:37.:41:40.

enjoying themselves, big day for all, they are showing their skills.

:41:41.:41:45.

I would not be surprised if Emily Scarratt knocks this over either.

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Virtually the same place as her last kick. It has not got the accuracy

:41:49.:41:57.

this time. 31-0 in 27 minutes is the England advantage and although

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England were huge favourites going into this game, they certainly did

:42:00.:42:05.

not expect such a one-sided encounter.

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I am joined by the Wales assistant coach. It is relentless, tough

:42:13.:42:17.

against the English professionals. Yeah, it is. To be fair, they

:42:18.:42:22.

started like a house on fire. Worst start possible. Playing at a tempo

:42:23.:42:26.

that our defence have not got to grips with. It looks like a lot of

:42:27.:42:31.

space out wide, we're not working hard enough. After the fourth try,

:42:32.:42:37.

what did you say to the girls? Just trying to like a bit of fire. Our

:42:38.:42:41.

defensive line is not hitting them as we would like. We are not, as I

:42:42.:42:48.

mentioned, working hard. Eating it very difficult for us. Thank you.

:42:49.:42:53.

-- making it very difficult for us. Line-out on the England 22, on the

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Wales 22, rather. Phillips with the throw. Towards the back for Rachel

:43:22.:43:29.

Taylor. Picked off by England. Turnover possession. Amy Evans. Back

:43:30.:43:38.

in fields. And England putting it wide again. Wilson Hardie was not

:43:39.:43:48.

quite with the same precision -- the past ten Wilson-Hardy was not with

:43:49.:43:54.

the same precision. The defensive line is the issue. If you come apart

:43:55.:43:59.

on the outside, you have all got to come up hard and fast together and

:44:00.:44:05.

cut off the pass. It forced an error but there is nearly ten metres space

:44:06.:44:09.

there for people like Lydia Thompson on the right and Amy Wilson-Hardy on

:44:10.:44:15.

the left and they are exploiting it. England seem to have one or two free

:44:16.:44:20.

on the outside with virtually every back move. Let us see if Wales can

:44:21.:44:23.

put something together. Rachel Taylor wins. Away for Clay to carry.

:44:24.:44:36.

Harries, rather, setting it up. Rebecca Rowe. The Welsh forwards

:44:37.:44:41.

getting a bit of ball in hand for once. Hywel looks for the long kick

:44:42.:44:49.

but it rolls nicely for Waterman. Over half way. Brought down by

:44:50.:44:59.

Taylor and Phillips. And the fly-half Katy McLean holding up the

:45:00.:45:04.

path in midfield, looking for the angles -- pass. Katy McLean has got

:45:05.:45:11.

players over again. Emily Scarratt. Options inside as well. Hunt and

:45:12.:45:16.

Katy McLean combining again. Excellent tackle from Taviner.

:45:17.:45:25.

Fantastic player, shifting Wales around, down the short side, inside

:45:26.:45:29.

support, and on the attack again. Hunt Turner Reed this time. Five

:45:30.:45:44.

tries to England inside the first half an hour. Wide to Amy Cokayne.

:45:45.:45:56.

Handling error costs England a potential sixth try. She

:45:57.:45:59.

overcomplicated it. No need to shift it to one hand, just needed to draw

:46:00.:46:04.

in Kerin Lake. No need for that. Just draw in Kerin Lake and Dyddgu

:46:05.:46:18.

Hywel. Another try bond. More points out there for the England women's

:46:19.:46:23.

team. A few knocks taken out. Indeed. Both sets of medical staff

:46:24.:46:34.

on. 31 points after 31 minutes. There is Rowland Phillips, the Wales

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head coach, former Wales back rower and Wales assistant coach. Rowland

:46:40.:46:47.

Phillips coached with me at the Ospreys, charged with defence for a

:46:48.:46:51.

year or two, did a great job. He will be drawing on that experience

:46:52.:46:58.

at half-time. Simon Middleton, leading England to second place last

:46:59.:47:04.

year of course in the Six Nations, picked by France on the final

:47:05.:47:07.

weekend. But certainly you would have thought they would be big

:47:08.:47:15.

favourites after this display today. Izzy Noel-Smith returns to the

:47:16.:47:23.

action. Middleton has a lot more resources at his disposal, that is

:47:24.:47:27.

for sure. A lot more players. They have the resources in the backroom

:47:28.:47:32.

staff. But having said that, they are executing it and Wales look very

:47:33.:47:36.

ragged at the moment. Bevan into the defensive scrum for

:47:37.:47:52.

Wales. Harries with pick-up duties did well to get outside. Made a bit

:47:53.:47:59.

of headway. Wales with a bit of carrying to do. The power of Rebecca

:48:00.:48:09.

Rowe. Plays for the Dragons. Eventually the clearance kick from

:48:10.:48:15.

Hywel. Under pressure, does not find touch. Wales captain Carys Phillips

:48:16.:48:22.

is bound injured. England will attack where she would normally be

:48:23.:48:26.

at the end of the line. But it comes for Waterman and Millar-Mills to

:48:27.:48:38.

link. Clark and Hunter. Butchers got to it first at least. England

:48:39.:48:44.

knock-on. It is so slow. They need to shift it away quicker and put the

:48:45.:48:51.

England defence under pressure. Rocky Clark's offside, comeback.

:48:52.:49:01.

Snowsill looks to put it down the touchline. With her right foot. It

:49:02.:49:09.

has taken a long time for Carys Phillips to recover from this knock.

:49:10.:49:17.

Her father Rowland looking anxious. Carys Phillips is needed. Where is

:49:18.:49:36.

the hooker? There she is, down the touchline, jogging rather gingerly.

:49:37.:49:40.

I am not sure what happened, but she looks a bit groggy. Big throw in

:49:41.:49:48.

here. Wales trying to get something on the board before half-time. Carys

:49:49.:49:53.

Phillips captained last season in the match against Scotland when

:49:54.:49:57.

Rachel Taylor was out injured. This may be heading for Taylor

:49:58.:50:00.

eventually. Not sure whether that was what was planned. It got to her.

:50:01.:50:08.

Snowsill to Harries. Poor flow. Handing over possession tamely.

:50:09.:50:15.

England with another chance to attack in broken play. Katy McLean

:50:16.:50:18.

opting for the boot on that occasion. Rachel Taylor covering

:50:19.:50:23.

back. The ball ran away from her, as it does so often on the artificial

:50:24.:50:28.

surface. A long role. Wales are pinned back once more. A marked

:50:29.:50:35.

difference between Snowsill for Wales and Rachel Taylor for England.

:50:36.:50:38.

Rachel Taylor has a lot of work today. Taviner is not there. The

:50:39.:50:49.

lady at ten is pulling the strings, all of the pressure is on Wales. The

:50:50.:50:54.

freezing breeze. It is really cold today in Cardiff. There will be a

:50:55.:51:00.

few supporters next door cursing the decision of Eddie Jones not to close

:51:01.:51:06.

the principality stadium roof for the men's match. Harries held off

:51:07.:51:15.

the ground by the work of Tamara Taylor, eventually manages to get to

:51:16.:51:20.

deck. Who will get the put-in? Not quite. I would feel a bit aggrieved

:51:21.:51:29.

if I was Rowland Phillips. I thought Rachel Taylor. The. But you have got

:51:30.:51:35.

to get on with it. If you are held like that, you have to get

:51:36.:51:38.

supporting players to get your need to ground so it is no longer a maul.

:51:39.:51:48.

-- in the. I such she was impeded before she went to ground by Tamara

:51:49.:51:58.

Taylor. Butchers, one of several teenagers in the Wales side, along

:51:59.:52:01.

with scrum-half Bevan who picks it up, Wales giving away the penalty.

:52:02.:52:06.

Amy Evans of the Ospreys is penalised. The confidence in the

:52:07.:52:14.

England women now, you can see it. Going for gold here. 31 points up

:52:15.:52:20.

and they are going for the jugular. -- goal. They want to get another

:52:21.:52:26.

score before half-time and really enjoy that cup of tea or orange,

:52:27.:52:30.

what ever they have. It will meet to be something hot, I think. Gone are

:52:31.:52:36.

the days when you have a cup of tea at half-time! It might be reinstated

:52:37.:52:41.

today. Interesting to hear them asking how long until half-time.

:52:42.:52:46.

More than three minutes according to our clock, but they do not have that

:52:47.:52:50.

available on the ground so they have to check with the referee. England

:52:51.:52:59.

looking to drive their way over for try number six. They are up the

:53:00.:53:03.

line, they are over. They have gone down. England extend their lead to

:53:04.:53:10.

36 points as the captain Sarah Hunter comes up with the ball. It is

:53:11.:53:17.

fitting the captain gets over there, she made the decision to go for the

:53:18.:53:23.

corner and she steered the England women's ship in the first half in

:53:24.:53:27.

pretty much a faultless performance. They went to the front and you can

:53:28.:53:33.

see that blockers in front, they get organised and it is all about

:53:34.:53:38.

composure, staying tight together and communicating as to when you are

:53:39.:53:41.

at the line. She gets the call and it is too much for Thomas on her own

:53:42.:53:48.

to stop. A lot of head scratching going on under the sticks from Carys

:53:49.:53:53.

Phillips and her dad, Rowland Phillips. A big talk at half-time.

:53:54.:54:00.

It is. Professionals against part-timers. It looks that way at

:54:01.:54:11.

the moment. Emily Scarratt finds the mark once more. Four out of six for

:54:12.:54:18.

her. She is kicking well. 38 points after 30 minutes. She slotted that

:54:19.:54:23.

with ease, lovely technique, relaxed, followed through, shoulders

:54:24.:54:26.

square, head still, it sailed through the middle. Emily Scarratt

:54:27.:54:35.

kicked 16 points in the comeback against France. She has her eye in

:54:36.:54:46.

from the kicking team. Packer finds Katy McLean to pump it long. See how

:54:47.:54:52.

the ball rolls given half a chance. Harries, traditional number eight

:54:53.:54:56.

duties, charging ahead, brought down by Emily Scarratt. Bevan the waiter

:54:57.:55:08.

Rebecca Rowe. -- away to Rebecca Rowe. Advantage to Wales being

:55:09.:55:16.

played. Second offside for her. They are going as fast as they can,

:55:17.:55:21.

maybe. She is 35 now, maybe trying to sneak in an extra yard. The

:55:22.:55:28.

traditional props tactic, head for where they think the next set piece

:55:29.:55:34.

will be. The shining light for Wales, if there is one, the back

:55:35.:55:37.

row, the workrate of Taylor, Butchers who has come in today, she

:55:38.:55:42.

has played well, Harries has tried to carry hard, but it is too little,

:55:43.:55:46.

there is too much power and organisation in the England team. If

:55:47.:55:51.

there is a breeze at the second half, for Wales, they will have to

:55:52.:55:56.

use it, get down the field, take the sting out of the game. The trial

:55:57.:56:01.

started in the third minute from Amy Wilson-Hardy. -- the tries. Amy

:56:02.:56:10.

Cokayne crossed after eight. Natasha Hunt, Lydia Thompson, Katy McLean

:56:11.:56:19.

and Sarah Hunter, the four of them converted by race Garrett, as Wales

:56:20.:56:23.

make a mess of that, but England's handling is poor -- converted by

:56:24.:56:32.

Emily Scarratt. Feisty player, Packer, at seven for England. As is

:56:33.:56:38.

Katy McLean. She has pulled the strings in the first half. There is

:56:39.:56:48.

the last action of the first half here at Cardiff Arms Park,

:56:49.:56:53.

completely dominated by the visitors, England. They have run in

:56:54.:57:00.

six tries, added four conversions and the half-time score, Wales Aero-

:57:01.:57:11.

38 England. -- 0- 38. There will be harsh words at half-time? No doubt.

:57:12.:57:17.

We are not happy with our physicality, we have not met the

:57:18.:57:21.

energy and enthusiasm and speed we wanted to combat the big backs. Very

:57:22.:57:28.

frustrating. We will definitely let them know about that at half-time.

:57:29.:57:36.

Thank you. England have been rampant in that first half. 38 unanswered

:57:37.:57:42.

points. It all started after three minutes in the Wilson with the first

:57:43.:57:49.

try. They did not stop coming. Natasha Hunt with the third for

:57:50.:57:56.

England. The Wales girls tried to get themselves back into the game

:57:57.:57:59.

but so much pressure from the Englishwomen. Katy McLean with a

:58:00.:58:08.

fifth try. Sarah Hunter, the captain, added a sixth. It has been

:58:09.:58:12.

a very one-sided affair. Let us just say that. I bet you are happy with

:58:13.:58:20.

that performance, Kat. First of all, the scrum, so dominant from England.

:58:21.:58:25.

England started off as they went to go on. They dominated, turned the

:58:26.:58:30.

scrum over and use the possession to get a try. What is interesting with

:58:31.:58:35.

England is the tempo is not massively quick but they are so

:58:36.:58:39.

clinical. The Welsh have rushed up, a tiny bit too tight, which means

:58:40.:58:45.

they have a three player overlap and it is good execution, nice little

:58:46.:58:48.

hold and go from Amy Wilson-Hardy and a good finish for that try. She

:58:49.:58:56.

has had a good game. She has been everywhere, not just owing on the

:58:57.:59:01.

wing. It is 1-2, 1-2, almost like touch. Great team try with support.

:59:02.:59:11.

This was nice to see Lydia Thompson, slightly too tight, Wales, having to

:59:12.:59:15.

over chase. Hywel's hips have turned. They have so much space. We

:59:16.:59:23.

will talk about that. Wales have been trying different things during

:59:24.:59:28.

the game, trying a few chips, but it is not working, this afternoon, is

:59:29.:59:34.

it? They really need to adjust quickly to the high tempo game from

:59:35.:59:42.

England. We see a little chip by Robyn Wilkins, trying to get behind

:59:43.:59:46.

the English defence, but it is too far ahead, not a proper chase and

:59:47.:59:49.

the backstreet are getting their hands on the ball far too easily. It

:59:50.:59:55.

is the last ring we want to do. -- the back three. Here we can see the

:59:56.:00:02.

narrow Welsh defence, the gaps are not organised, too much bunching

:00:03.:00:07.

around the rock leaving us exploited on the wide fringes -- ruck. England

:00:08.:00:15.

on the counterattack once again. How happy will England be? They did not

:00:16.:00:20.

start well against France last week customer they came back into it and

:00:21.:00:23.

they seem to have picked up here exactly where they left off in

:00:24.:00:28.

France. It is much improved. England are deeper which means they can get

:00:29.:00:32.

the ball out wide to the danger players. They have stayed clinical

:00:33.:00:37.

even though the tempo is so high and there have only been a few handling

:00:38.:00:40.

errors are considering how much possession they have had, that has

:00:41.:00:45.

been key in keeping it. I could hear the girls shouting instructions at

:00:46.:00:49.

each other, the Welsh girls. What will Rowland Phillips be telling

:00:50.:00:53.

them in the changing room? I imagine it will not be pretty. They need to

:00:54.:00:59.

stay calm, stick to their processes, they need to organise quicker the

:01:00.:01:03.

defensive line. To give Dyddgu Hywel, she has been faced with new

:01:04.:01:08.

ones far too often, they need to make sure they have got the spaces

:01:09.:01:14.

right around the ruck area, have a better chance to defend against that

:01:15.:01:18.

attack. We will talk more in a few minutes. Let us bring you up to date

:01:19.:01:21.

with what has been happening over the weekend. It has already been a

:01:22.:01:23.

very busy weekend of rugby. There was disappointment for the

:01:24.:01:35.

under-20s last night. Despite Wales going 13-0 up at half-time the

:01:36.:01:44.

visitors fought back. There was a heavy defeat for the

:01:45.:01:53.

Drag bes at Munster, as well. Better news for the Scarlets away at

:01:54.:02:00.

Glasgow. Despite the home side taking an early lead they destroyed

:02:01.:02:05.

Glasgow in the breakdown. Despite a slow start and being behind at--time

:02:06.:02:12.

Ospreys got a bonus point win in Italy. Thanks partly to a Dan Evans

:02:13.:02:19.

hat trick. The blues take on Connacht tomorrow.

:02:20.:02:23.

As I have been saying all morning it is a very busy weekend and a day of

:02:24.:02:28.

rugby here. It is the opening and first act here at the Cardiff Arms

:02:29.:02:34.

Park. Next door that's where this afternoon the next big battle

:02:35.:02:38.

between Wales and England will commence.

:02:39.:02:44.

It is the biggest game of the Six Nations, Wales against England. Get

:02:45.:02:50.

ready for a battle Royale at the Prince pality Stabbed judge--.

:02:51.:03:05.

-- Principality Stadium. We are all in it together. There will be no

:03:06.:03:11.

lack of pride or effort. We thank everyone for their support and

:03:12.:03:14.

hopefully they can see we are doing our best. Coverage starts on BBC One

:03:15.:03:23.

Wales. It's very quiet in the Principality

:03:24.:03:27.

Stadium at the moment but I can imagine the streets of Cardiff are

:03:28.:03:32.

filling up as are the bars, and the atmosphere building as it always

:03:33.:03:37.

does on a match day. They're just getting the finishing touches down

:03:38.:03:43.

at the moment. That kick-off will be at 4. 50pm. Looking forward to that

:03:44.:03:47.

as Harold Shipman sure you are. I hope you are staying for the big

:03:48.:03:59.

match. We ing -- looking forward to that as I am sure you are.

:04:00.:04:03.

How important is George north? When he is on form he is a powerhouse and

:04:04.:04:07.

scored great tries for Wales in the past. He scored a great try last

:04:08.:04:12.

week. I am hoping he is in that starting 15. What about England,

:04:13.:04:16.

they have some problems or have had some problems in that back row. They

:04:17.:04:22.

didn't get off to the best of starts last week. Yeah, I like that Eddie

:04:23.:04:31.

Jones has stuck with the back row. You can't be expected to be

:04:32.:04:34.

world-class in your first game in an England shirt. I think they'll work

:04:35.:04:40.

well together. Hopefully we will see from my point of view that England

:04:41.:04:45.

win. Eddie Jones, he has been very honest, he has taken much of the

:04:46.:04:47.

responsibility. We will see what happens. There's been a few mind

:04:48.:04:51.

games from both coaches during the week. Let's concentrate on this game

:04:52.:05:01.

again. Let's go pitchside. Yes, the head of performance with

:05:02.:05:05.

the WIU. Let's concentrate on the performance this morning. Can you

:05:06.:05:09.

take positives from the first half? I suppose it is difficult when you

:05:10.:05:14.

say it like that. I think the positives we have to look at is

:05:15.:05:18.

matching ourselves against the world's best team. At the moment we

:05:19.:05:23.

are second best at the moment. They're running well, passing well

:05:24.:05:25.

and taking chances exceptionally well and perhaps that's why thae are

:05:26.:05:31.

the world champions. It is a lesson for us, we have a good run until

:05:32.:05:35.

now, it perhaps shows where we are and areas we need to improve on. I

:05:36.:05:40.

am sure Rowland is having a good chat now with the girls in the

:05:41.:05:43.

changing room and hopefully second half we can get points on the board

:05:44.:05:47.

which is important. And shore up the defence. England have dominated in

:05:48.:05:51.

every territory. Yeah, they've been able to get across that line and get

:05:52.:05:54.

past the first tackle which has caused other people to go to the

:05:55.:05:59.

breakdown. By squeezing the defence in it's caused a space out wide. You

:06:00.:06:02.

have to take your hat off to them with the skills to move the ball out

:06:03.:06:06.

wide to wings who finished exceptionally well, pretty classy.

:06:07.:06:11.

Moving next door later this afternoon, hoping for a different

:06:12.:06:16.

scoreline. What are you expecting at the Principality Stadium? I am

:06:17.:06:21.

looking forward to it. There has within hype during the week. It will

:06:22.:06:26.

be down to little margins, who will take chances and finish and

:06:27.:06:29.

hopefully it will be us this afternoon. Thank you very much.

:06:30.:06:34.

Trying to be positive there about this afternoon's game. Finding it

:06:35.:06:39.

difficult to find any positives about today's game with the women.

:06:40.:06:44.

Are there any positives that you can take from that first half for Wales?

:06:45.:06:49.

Certainly last weekend Wales came back out second half stronger than

:06:50.:06:53.

they started against Italy. They've done it before beating Ireland in

:06:54.:06:56.

their warm-up game so win that game so I am sure Rowland Phillips will

:06:57.:07:01.

be having stern words in that changing room right now. They're not

:07:02.:07:04.

meeting his expectations at the moment. Hopefully they'll come back

:07:05.:07:09.

and start off with intensity and tempo. I am sure they will. England,

:07:10.:07:12.

the message will be more of the same, please. More of the same.

:07:13.:07:17.

They'll be bringing the subs on early, getting them game time. A few

:07:18.:07:21.

of them only got a couple of minutes against France. Now it's an

:07:22.:07:26.

opportunity to give them an opportunity. England play in a

:07:27.:07:31.

professional era, these women, they haven't worked since January. Is

:07:32.:07:33.

that what we are seeing, the difference between the two sides,

:07:34.:07:38.

professionalism and amateurism in a way? Yeah it's going to make a huge

:07:39.:07:42.

difference, when you have to worry about training before work all day

:07:43.:07:44.

and training afterwards, obviously you are going to be tired. The

:07:45.:07:49.

continuity as a squad training together, it can only go one way.

:07:50.:07:54.

They're only going to get better. Oim wondering have you any

:07:55.:07:58.

expectations that Wales can get back into this game or is it done and

:07:59.:08:02.

dusted and are they just playing for pride at the moment? Well, yes,

:08:03.:08:06.

England have already got the bonus points. Wales will be looking now to

:08:07.:08:11.

stay on in the game, go through processes, it's all about

:08:12.:08:15.

improvement now Anfielding and working on the work-ones. Yeah, so,

:08:16.:08:19.

looking forward. We will wait and see what happens during this second

:08:20.:08:23.

half. The teams are coming out on to the pitch, as you can tell. There

:08:24.:08:28.

are the Wales women. I am sure Rowland Phillips has had a stern

:08:29.:08:32.

word. Let's see if they can improve their performance in the second

:08:33.:08:35.

half. Let's rejoin our commentary team.

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One-sided first-half here at Cardiff Arms Park. One for the England

:08:42.:08:48.

supporters to enjoy. The visitors in dark blue running in six tries,

:08:49.:08:54.

converting four of them. Wales failing to mount any really

:08:55.:09:01.

concerted pressure of their own. England have the bonus point in the

:09:02.:09:06.

bag. They can enjoy themselves. Simon Middleton can empty his bench.

:09:07.:09:11.

Wales have to play for pride. Well, they've got to start again. Forget

:09:12.:09:15.

about the scoreboard, that sounds silly but they've really got to

:09:16.:09:20.

start their own game plan again. Get themselves into this half. Otherwise

:09:21.:09:28.

you are right, it's going to be an annihalation. One side in the first

:09:29.:09:34.

half, it can't happen in the second. The Welsh back row has been valiant.

:09:35.:09:42.

Bevan back to Hywel. England given a chance to run it

:09:43.:09:51.

back through Waterman. Wales looking to hold her up off the ground but

:09:52.:09:56.

she's managed to lay it back somehow for Natasha Hunt. Yeah, potentially

:09:57.:10:02.

a late hit there on Hywel for the kick. Didn't make touch, that's been

:10:03.:10:06.

their problem, they're giving possession back to England. Waterman

:10:07.:10:10.

in the action. Brought down by Lake.

:10:11.:10:18.

Millar-Mills on the charge coming down the middle. Wales looking to

:10:19.:10:23.

disrupt through Rowe. Quickly taken. Darting to the Wales 22. England

:10:24.:10:35.

starting the second half as impressively as they ended the

:10:36.:10:36.

first. Two scrum-half passes from Clack

:10:37.:10:45.

there. Millar-Mills thought she was clear

:10:46.:10:58.

Father a moment. Hywel managed to get some contact. The chance is

:10:59.:11:05.

still on. Thompson goes to the corner. A

:11:06.:11:09.

second for Thompson. A 7th for England. 43-0.

:11:10.:11:17.

Well, the referee is going to have another look at this. Maybe some

:11:18.:11:28.

crossing. The referee of France. The TMO is from Belfast.

:11:29.:11:33.

Yes, any reason not to award the try, please?

:11:34.:11:42.

Blue last action. Well, she didn't actually ask for anything in

:11:43.:11:50.

particular to be reviewed. Yeah, I think Reed goes behind Waterman

:11:51.:11:56.

there. Has she interrupted any potential tackler on Reed or

:11:57.:12:04.

Thompson? Well, not to me. Waterman has drawn the attention of the

:12:05.:12:07.

defence. She didn't actually make contact

:12:08.:12:11.

with anyone, I don't think. Can you hear me?

:12:12.:12:14.

Simon. OK. For me there is no reason not to

:12:15.:12:23.

award the try? The referee is close to the screen in the corner and

:12:24.:12:30.

makes the call, 43-0 it is. Yeah, a fair decision. If you obstruct a

:12:31.:12:35.

defender, you block out the line, the potential to tackle a ball

:12:36.:12:40.

carrier, there was no such incident in that. Amber Reed was free to put

:12:41.:12:46.

Thompson in and once again it's score on the outside.

:12:47.:12:50.

Scarratt with the conversion. That's drifted wide. Four out of

:12:51.:13:02.

seven for Scarratt. The referee can't hear the TMO.

:13:03.:13:10.

And Thompson going over for her second try.

:13:11.:13:22.

A winger's dream today for England. Wilson-Hardy and Thompson being

:13:23.:13:26.

given plenty of room to run and that's just what you don't want, the

:13:27.:13:30.

restart not going ten metres. The kick-offs have been poor from Wales.

:13:31.:13:34.

Vice-president given themselves a chance. You mentioned the wingers of

:13:35.:13:42.

England there. The England back line has been very good. Impressed with

:13:43.:13:48.

Emily Scarratt, Daniel Waterman has counterattacked. Thompson and

:13:49.:13:51.

Wilson-Hardy have done what they needed to do. Amber Reed has gone

:13:52.:13:58.

about her business. That lady there, Katie McLean really pulling the

:13:59.:14:02.

strings along with Natasha Hunt. You have half an hour to think about

:14:03.:14:07.

your player of the match. Plenty of candidates, most of them wearing

:14:08.:14:12.

blue. I don't think I would be too popular across the bridge if I was

:14:13.:14:15.

to select a Welsh woman. Still a long way to go and we are looking

:14:16.:14:29.

for something from them. Six Bristol players in the England side.

:14:30.:14:36.

And several in the Welsh, as well. England on the march again.

:14:37.:14:42.

McLean out to Wilson-Hardy. Up to the 22.

:14:43.:14:48.

Wilson-Hardy got the scoreboard moving 40 minutes ago. McLean with

:14:49.:14:57.

an advantage. Tries a little chip. Evans across to cover. Smashed down

:14:58.:15:02.

by Harriet Millar-Mills. Rachel Taylor has been penalised in the

:15:03.:15:07.

ruck. Second penalty for playing the scrum-half. It's a needless penalty.

:15:08.:15:11.

You are in this danger area defending. You don't want to

:15:12.:15:16.

compound errors by giving a stupid penalty away and McLean is happy

:15:17.:15:21.

punching this into the 5-metre area as we saw before half-time, they

:15:22.:15:26.

drove Wales over the line. That was the conclusion of the first half. It

:15:27.:15:35.

made it 38-0. England with try number seven.

:15:36.:15:47.

In a couple of weeks' time England hosting Italy at The Stoop just

:15:48.:15:53.

across the road from Twickenham. Wales are up for a Friday night date

:15:54.:16:00.

against Scotland then. Wales will be looking to get back on a more even

:16:01.:16:07.

playing field as on comes Gemma Rowland.

:16:08.:16:12.

Trying to add more stability in that Welsh centre.

:16:13.:16:25.

Finds Millar-Mills in the lineout. Looks well rehearsed.

:16:26.:16:35.

Wales getting defensive bodies in there. More one-way traffic to the

:16:36.:16:44.

Welsh line. England come blindside. Brought down by Phillips and Thomas.

:16:45.:16:53.

Someone diving off their feet to try to win the ball. Carys Phillips

:16:54.:17:04.

penalised. England are after tries, big points. They're going to

:17:05.:17:09.

relentlessly put pressure on this Welsh team. Thomas is one of those

:17:10.:17:16.

who will take stick for this result. She works for Bath Rugby Club. A lot

:17:17.:17:24.

of cross-border traffic for her. England powering towards the

:17:25.:17:28.

half-century. Wales managed to get their hands on the ball there.

:17:29.:17:35.

Trying to drive away from their own try-line. England have got them

:17:36.:17:44.

pinned in at the moment. Making hard work of it. It's not the

:17:45.:17:49.

place to be... Managed to repel the drive from England, but now under as

:17:50.:17:52.

much pressure even though you have the ball. They're going to need big

:17:53.:17:59.

carriers. This is where they need Harris. Bevan opts for the kick.

:18:00.:18:04.

Doesn't get much on it. It is there for Waterman to run back. Into the

:18:05.:18:10.

Wales 22. England got the bonus point inside 22 minutes, if you are

:18:11.:18:14.

just joining us. England looking to get it wide

:18:15.:18:19.

again. A possible hat trick for Lydia Thompson on the wide outside.

:18:20.:18:26.

What a try scoring rate she's got in the England shirt.

:18:27.:18:36.

22 now in her 29th appearance. Millar-Mills and Cokayne joining in

:18:37.:18:42.

the fun. Waterman looks to... Over goes Daniel Waterman in the corner.

:18:43.:18:48.

A well deserved try from the fullback, making it Wales 0, England

:18:49.:18:54.

48. It is a mismatch, but the technic calmities of some of the

:18:55.:19:00.

England -- technic calmities of some of the England's play. Fantastic

:19:01.:19:03.

play. A front rower in there, as well. Passing the ball on. Both

:19:04.:19:20.

Taylor and Millar-Mills and Cokayne. Waterman has an ap opportunity for

:19:21.:19:26.

the ball. -- appetite. Time off before Scarratt can take the

:19:27.:19:30.

conversion. An injury in midfield.

:19:31.:19:36.

It's a Welsh player. Doesn't look good. You never like to

:19:37.:19:43.

see that in any form of the game. It's been a pretty clean game. One

:19:44.:19:47.

or two high tackles towards the end of the first half as Wales got tired

:19:48.:19:52.

but the number of tackles they've been asked to make with this

:19:53.:19:56.

relentless England women's team, they're going to be score tomorrow.

:19:57.:20:00.

Give them credit, England, from one to 15, they don't want to leave

:20:01.:20:04.

this. They'll be looking to Simon Middleton saying don't take me off,

:20:05.:20:08.

I am enjoying myself. The smiles are out there. The co-ordination, the

:20:09.:20:13.

jelling, they're a strong team. They're playing well. 13-0 down to

:20:14.:20:21.

France at home last week but came back. Rachel Taylor is the woman

:20:22.:20:30.

down. The former Wales captain. 33 years old. The oldest in the team.

:20:31.:20:41.

Made a debut ten years ago. This is Emily Scarratt.

:20:42.:20:46.

To try bring the half-century up for England. 49th minute.

:20:47.:20:53.

They'll have to wait a little longer as it goes wide.

:20:54.:20:58.

48-0, the last thing you want to see is one of your most experienced

:20:59.:21:07.

players, Rachel Taylor, going off. But it's a chance.

:21:08.:21:20.

Subs being called on the Wales side. Should be Cerys Hale and Lowri

:21:21.:21:30.

Harries wearing 16. Wales rolling on the front row

:21:31.:21:44.

replacements. That's Hale waiting for the call.

:21:45.:22:02.

One of the more powerful presences in the Welsh squad. 15 stone.

:22:03.:22:11.

That's in old money, Nick! I don't do kilos.

:22:12.:22:19.

Snowsill with the restart then. Here at Cardiff Arms Park, England's

:22:20.:22:32.

weekend so far, their under-20s victorious last night. It was an

:22:33.:22:38.

England comeback from 13 points down early on. Well-drilled under-20s

:22:39.:22:45.

men's side. A well-drilled senior women's side on show. Really in the

:22:46.:22:49.

last half hour a question of how many tries England can score and

:22:50.:22:52.

whether Wales can get on the scoreboard? If they keep giving

:22:53.:22:58.

penalties away like that, no chance. Commentating on a fine second half

:22:59.:23:02.

performance, in particular on England 20s, a supreme performance

:23:03.:23:07.

here from the women. I won't be commentating on the other game and I

:23:08.:23:10.

won't be neutral when I am watching that one!

:23:11.:23:19.

So, England streams of possession once more. Natasha Hunt has it.

:23:20.:23:27.

I have been impressed with the standard of today's game. The

:23:28.:23:33.

standard of women's rugby is improving. Lots more players

:23:34.:23:36.

playing. The handling skills, particularly of the England three

:23:37.:23:40.

quarters, kicking skills of Emily Scarratt, fantastic to watch.

:23:41.:23:43.

England on the attack. Scarratt floating a pass out to Amy

:23:44.:23:47.

Wilson-Hardy. Giving Evans a run for her money. Good cover tackle by

:23:48.:23:55.

Evans. Well picked up by Snowsill. Wilkins looking to come away with

:23:56.:24:02.

it. Good all-round play there. Great awareness for Wilson-Hardy to keep

:24:03.:24:06.

it alive. A little steal and through the legs of Snowsill to get the ball

:24:07.:24:10.

back for her team. Snowsill looking to run... Magic feet. Good steps

:24:11.:24:15.

from Snowsill. Glorious moment from the Wales fly-half. Up to halfway.

:24:16.:24:20.

That's what we expect from Welsh fly-halves. Can they build on it?

:24:21.:24:23.

Wilkins takes first receiver. Away from Bevan.

:24:24.:24:33.

Wilkins finds space putting the ball behind Thompson.

:24:34.:24:41.

Away from both sides. England getting bodies on it eventually. On

:24:42.:24:45.

their own 22. It is rare that the ball has been in

:24:46.:24:50.

the England 22 during the course of this match. They finally found space

:24:51.:24:56.

and a bit of turf, albeit astro turf, a great follow-up from

:24:57.:25:01.

Wilkins. Now they're in that wide channel again. Up to halfway.

:25:02.:25:05.

Looking for support. Was that a deliberate knock-on? It has fallen

:25:06.:25:10.

for England. They'll probably want to keep playing. They've players on

:25:11.:25:15.

this wide left. It was a brave tackle from Evans. She's paying the

:25:16.:25:20.

price for it, she got hurt. On the halfway.

:25:21.:25:34.

A chance for Taylor to have another touch. Rowe is down now midfield.

:25:35.:25:40.

Looks in a lot of pain. I think the referee will stop the game. You are

:25:41.:25:45.

going to have the scrum there. Please, take the mark. Time off. It

:25:46.:25:51.

always seems to happen to the losing side, they take the more bangs and

:25:52.:26:06.

bruises. Is it broken? X-ray eyes! Not sure the medical staff can

:26:07.:26:10.

tell... It might just be, that's a horrendous incident. An accident but

:26:11.:26:17.

fair play to her. Had a tough - she's either very tough or very

:26:18.:26:21.

supple. That could have been horrible. A scrum for you. Rebecca

:26:22.:26:28.

Rowe, the player injured there. Has rowed for Great Britain. Swum for

:26:29.:26:34.

Wales. She is a surf life-saver, as well. She's an all-round you have

:26:35.:26:49.

toy. All-round toughie. A lot of great skills on show today. We have

:26:50.:26:58.

scrum-half for Wales, Bevan, she is a judo player. Wales have needed all

:26:59.:27:09.

their tackling skills. 19 on the blindside.

:27:10.:27:15.

Really impressed with Marlie Packer. She's proved her side. Sarah Hunter

:27:16.:27:41.

has come into the game. Scarratt has landed four conversions, looking to

:27:42.:27:47.

make her presence felt with ball in hand. McLean rubber kicks through

:27:48.:27:53.

into the Wales 22. The women in red pinned back yet again. You have to

:27:54.:27:57.

say England fans may look at that and think it is negative. Let's play

:27:58.:28:00.

a little bit, we have a big score on the board. When you are one of the

:28:01.:28:05.

forwards for the England women you are thinking thank you very much,

:28:06.:28:08.

you are drilling it into the 22, it's turning Wales. They're putting

:28:09.:28:12.

their hands on their heads, I have been impressed with how she's pulled

:28:13.:28:16.

the strings. She has good players around her but has still been

:28:17.:28:22.

fantastic for England. Along with Amber Reed. God balance to this

:28:23.:28:27.

team. -- a good balance to this team.

:28:28.:28:35.

I think we have got a head injury assessment by the sound of it. I

:28:36.:28:40.

think it's Elen Evans after that crunching tackle. She made a brave

:28:41.:28:47.

effort to stop another England attack. Hale knocks that on at the

:28:48.:29:00.

tail of the lineout. England have a scrum advantage.

:29:01.:29:05.

McLean and Hunt combining again. Waterman has Wilson-Hardy outside

:29:06.:29:14.

her. Going for the corner. Using strength but just repulsed a couple

:29:15.:29:20.

of metres out. The try for Daniel Waterman in the corner. England's

:29:21.:29:30.

top 50 points. Amy Wilson-Hardy made hard work of it. Lovely slick

:29:31.:29:35.

passing. If she goes for the corner she is in but she decides to go for

:29:36.:29:39.

strength. Look who makes the last pass. It is Katy McLean. She has

:29:40.:29:44.

been everywhere, has been experienced, mature. Cool, calm and

:29:45.:29:48.

collected and is rubbing salt into the wound. Waterman has enjoyed

:29:49.:29:52.

herself today, had a big involvement. It's been the story of

:29:53.:29:57.

the game, it's been relentless and perfectly executed. A comfortable

:29:58.:30:03.

day at the office for Simon Middleton and his entourage.

:30:04.:30:11.

Waterman running in two tries in the space of ten minutes. Scarratt with

:30:12.:30:22.

the angled conversion. Kicking boots seem to have been left

:30:23.:30:31.

in the dressing room at half-time, much to Wales' relief. Indeed. Amy

:30:32.:30:37.

Wilson-Hardy looked to take it more infield for Scarratt, nonetheless

:30:38.:30:40.

it's over 50 points with over 20 minutes to go. The daffodils need a

:30:41.:30:47.

bit of sun! Not sure if they're going to get any sun showing today

:30:48.:30:54.

in a very cold and grey Welsh capital.

:30:55.:30:59.

Emily Scarratt with four conversions, represent her final

:31:00.:31:03.

contribution to the scoreline. It's a cold day for sure. The icicles are

:31:04.:31:07.

dripping off your nose there! England rolling through the

:31:08.:31:20.

replacements as well. Emily Scarratt and Hunt have been replaced. There

:31:21.:31:28.

is enough still to torment Wales. Amy Wilson-Hardy held up by Gemma

:31:29.:31:34.

Rowland. The chip down the blindside by Mason and the Welsh replacement

:31:35.:31:44.

scrum-half Sian Moore down the touchline. A little sleight on the

:31:45.:31:50.

blindside, chiselled it through, no first defender, again, this is not a

:31:51.:31:56.

turnover for England, it is a turnover for Wales. Pulling the

:31:57.:32:05.

strings for England now at fly half will be number 22, Emily Scott.

:32:06.:32:11.

Tamara Taylor wins another line-out. Amy Wilson-Hardy in off the wing.

:32:12.:32:17.

Good support. England still going. Mason. Getting it moving. The kick

:32:18.:32:26.

through is from Amber Reed. Katy McLean is still on, looks to have

:32:27.:32:32.

pushed out wide. But Wales have the penalty for once. Let us hope with

:32:33.:32:38.

all of the changes and the game is clearly done, 20 minutes to go, but

:32:39.:32:44.

Wales make a real go of this, express themselves in little bit. Do

:32:45.:32:48.

not go into your shells and accept what is coming. Try to make an

:32:49.:32:53.

impact on the game, make a name for yourself. Snowsill finding touch.

:32:54.:33:05.

Wales hosting island-- Ireland here at the Arms Park in March and the

:33:06.:33:08.

crowd need something to keep them coming back. Lowri Harries into the

:33:09.:33:25.

Wales line-out. Harriet Millar-Mills that's in front of her opposite

:33:26.:33:30.

jumper. She slides to the back of the maul -- gets in front. The

:33:31.:33:44.

second row for England... She has got Amy Wilson-Hardy with a run in

:33:45.:33:51.

for her second try as England just keep on scoring. We have hit that

:33:52.:33:57.

hour mark and it is Wales 0- 58 England. It came from the turnover

:33:58.:34:04.

at the line-out. And under throw. England easily picked it. When you

:34:05.:34:08.

them this possession, Amber Reed really kicked into gear, Amy

:34:09.:34:14.

Wilson-Hardy takes it on the outside. Comfortable at ten, 12,

:34:15.:34:23.

Amber Reed, they have swapped. She has been impressive today, Amy

:34:24.:34:28.

Wilson-Hardy. Only four caps. 25. Originally started her rugby at

:34:29.:34:34.

prop, believe it or not, she was moved out to centre and out of the

:34:35.:34:40.

wing. Played a bit of sevens. Now loving it on this left wing and this

:34:41.:34:51.

fabulous England team and amber -- Amber Reed takes over from Emily

:34:52.:34:57.

Scarratt with the kicking. That has not got enough legs on it. 58-0. All

:34:58.:35:03.

four tries in this second-half scored by the back three. Two took

:35:04.:35:11.

Waterman and the second piece to the wings, Thompson and Wilson-Hardy.

:35:12.:35:19.

They have really finished their tries superbly well. But Bob centres

:35:20.:35:25.

have looked good. Katy McLean. -- both centres.

:35:26.:35:35.

Plenty of replacements on on both sides, looking to make some impact.

:35:36.:35:44.

Vicky Fleetwood will not have a chance there because the replacement

:35:45.:35:47.

hooker was on the end of the forward pass. This is the chance I was

:35:48.:35:52.

talking about, express yourselves. Clear forward pass. The sub was over

:35:53.:35:57.

Keane, looking to get into the game, make an impact.

:35:58.:36:07.

Sian Moore, 28, 11th cap player. Wilkins. Isolated. The grubber kick

:36:08.:36:19.

through. The chase was not quite fast enough. Katy McLean blasts it

:36:20.:36:27.

clear. Charlotte Harries, looking to stretch her legs. Having to check

:36:28.:36:36.

and putting it back inside -- Harries. Snowsill into midfield.

:36:37.:36:45.

Harries again. Into 22, Alicia books -- Alisha Butchers. Now it is back

:36:46.:36:52.

for Snowsill. She flicks it backed Clay. Wales stream together passes

:36:53.:36:58.

inside the England 22 for the first time. England starting to fall off a

:36:59.:37:04.

few tackles. They have not had to make that many. Wales looking

:37:05.:37:11.

dangerous. Can they get their first try of the game? Amy Evans, the

:37:12.:37:17.

prop, charging towards the post. Heartache for Wales. Great bit of

:37:18.:37:23.

play for Wales. Right underneath the sticks, second-best to the contact,

:37:24.:37:28.

they did not get the turnover. England penalty. Fantastic play from

:37:29.:37:36.

some of the Welsh forwards. Credit for Alisha Butchers, she has really

:37:37.:37:40.

stepped up this game. Wilkins under pressure there as she tracked back.

:37:41.:37:46.

Dyddgu Hywel has gone off of course. Reshuffle in the Welsh black line.

:37:47.:37:53.

-- backline. Which is looking to make her mark. Sian Moore arriving.

:37:54.:38:00.

Forward by an English boot. They are showing a bit of something, Wales.

:38:01.:38:05.

This is what the crowd has come to see. Pride in the jersey. The

:38:06.:38:09.

English substitutes are trying to make an impression on the game. It

:38:10.:38:14.

has sparked ball carrying from the second row is for Wales, Mel Clay

:38:15.:38:23.

and Rebecca Rowe instrumental. Can they build on this. Ten tries on the

:38:24.:38:30.

board for England. Wales shell-shocked for much of this

:38:31.:38:35.

match. They are looking to put something together. Bevan is.

:38:36.:38:45.

Rebecca Rowe is. A bit of a reshuffle because Sian Moore was

:38:46.:38:50.

already operating in the scrum-half position.

:38:51.:38:59.

Harries finds England jumping in front of her yet again. And England

:39:00.:39:06.

looking to go through the phases. Vicky Fleetwood gets a good flow.

:39:07.:39:11.

The huge overlap on the left-hand side, if England can find it. Emily

:39:12.:39:15.

Scott tackled halfway. Amber Reed finding Katy McLean. Now outside the

:39:16.:39:24.

Amy Wilson-Hardy. Thompson looking for the hat-trick. Wales just

:39:25.:39:30.

getting the tackle is back as Wilson-Hardy and Thompson combined,

:39:31.:39:35.

it looks likely one of them would get a hat trick, they will have to

:39:36.:39:39.

wait. A lovely delayed pass from Amber Reed. Intervention from Katy

:39:40.:39:44.

McLean who has now gone to full-back and both wingers ended up on the

:39:45.:39:50.

left-hand side. So dangerous, so quick. Enjoying themselves. You have

:39:51.:39:54.

to say they are hungry for work and you can see why. Amber Reed has come

:39:55.:39:58.

into the game in the second half, showing ball skills, Vicky Fleetwood

:39:59.:40:07.

looks lively. The new hooker. 56th cap for her. She knows what

:40:08.:40:11.

international rugby is about. So does Sarah Hunter. Brought down a

:40:12.:40:17.

couple of metres out. England, can they get it wide yet again? Katy

:40:18.:40:22.

McLean out to Lydia Thompson. That will be the Worcester winger's

:40:23.:40:30.

hat-trick. 67 minutes gone. England remorseless in exploiting Wales on

:40:31.:40:33.

the outside. So many overlaps created. The back three running

:40:34.:40:42.

riot. It is Wales 0- 63 England. Interesting to see how many of the

:40:43.:40:45.

tries have been scored in the 50 metre channels. That is where they

:40:46.:40:50.

have exploited the Welsh women's defence. Katy McLean once again

:40:51.:40:56.

supplies the finishing Hearts. Solid scrum. -- pass. All about keeping

:40:57.:41:03.

technical skills, putting the pass in front of your fellow player. They

:41:04.:41:06.

have done that with aplomb today the mother England women. -- today, the

:41:07.:41:15.

England women. Amber Reed having taken over the kicking duties from

:41:16.:41:19.

Emily Scarratt, with the touchline conversion. Her uncle, Andy, was

:41:20.:41:26.

blocked for Scotland. Andy Reid, Lions tour, 93. Amber not able to

:41:27.:41:34.

get on the scoresheet. Five unconverted tries in the second

:41:35.:41:38.

half, they have prevented the scoreboard from moving as fast as it

:41:39.:41:44.

might have otherwise. Wales for sure will be working on the width in

:41:45.:41:49.

their defence. Not over committing to defensive rocks and pushing hard

:41:50.:41:52.

on the inside to get inside support to allow more width in the wider

:41:53.:41:58.

channels. -- rucks. Scotland and Ireland will be watching this and

:41:59.:42:03.

they will be going there for sure. Yes, England looking good for the

:42:04.:42:09.

World Cup of course. Being held in Ireland. Champions in 2014, beating

:42:10.:42:16.

Canada in the final. England pushed... England play US, Italy and

:42:17.:42:24.

Spain in that competition. Wales up against Canada, top seeds ahead of

:42:25.:42:30.

New Zealand, and Hong Kong. The minnows of that group. Snowsill

:42:31.:42:34.

pumps it to the corner. A chance. Not an easy group for Wales in the

:42:35.:42:39.

World Cup. Still some long-term development in some of these

:42:40.:42:46.

players. Rowland is new to the Welsh women's setup. Give him some time.

:42:47.:42:49.

He will bring true players. Can they score? The crowd getting going.

:42:50.:42:56.

Wales have it. Through which is at the tail. Did well to cling on.

:42:57.:43:03.

Evans looking for the charge. Brought down by Sarah Bern. Pick and

:43:04.:43:14.

go from Wales. Held underneath the post. Is there anything wide? They

:43:15.:43:21.

may not go for it? Butchers held again. They have got plenty out

:43:22.:43:26.

wide, if they move it. Wales forwards driving. Amy Evans, pick

:43:27.:43:33.

and go again. England are strong on the fringes. There are players out

:43:34.:43:40.

here to the right. Lillicrap with support from Harries but driven

:43:41.:43:46.

back. Freed for Butchers again. Wales just desperately pounding away

:43:47.:43:50.

on the looking to get on the scoreboard. Looking for a hint of

:43:51.:43:54.

respectability at the end of this one-sided game. But to give credit

:43:55.:44:00.

to the England defence. 60 points to the good yet resolute in keeping

:44:01.:44:04.

Wales out. Wales looking to get it wide but it goes down before it can

:44:05.:44:09.

get to Wilkins. Well picked up on the outside by Evans. England have

:44:10.:44:20.

to defend for a while. Wales tried the set again but Wales knock-on and

:44:21.:44:24.

England can come away with it and maybe attack from deep. It has gone

:44:25.:44:30.

forward from both sides. The best attack of the game from Wales but

:44:31.:44:35.

they just couldn't break them down. They got so close. They tried to go

:44:36.:44:40.

the short route, the pick and go, trying to get two players together

:44:41.:44:43.

in a mismatched to get over the line. There were numbers from the

:44:44.:44:47.

Welsh women over on the right hand side. England just too strong, too

:44:48.:45:01.

powerful, too determined. Wales's first attacking pressure, really,

:45:02.:45:04.

has been in the final quarter of the game. They have not had any passes

:45:05.:45:10.

really inside the England 22 until this last quarter. The second spell

:45:11.:45:16.

of pressure but England came away for Thompson to get her hat-trick in

:45:17.:45:21.

between. It is funny, happy with the attacking game, but I'm sure the

:45:22.:45:25.

England players, as they get another free kick, they would be thinking,

:45:26.:45:28.

wouldn't it be great to shut Wales out to no points? Harriet

:45:29.:45:35.

Millar-Mills away from defence. Wales through offside. The referee

:45:36.:45:42.

penalised in Wales again for getting offside. A few exchanges of

:45:43.:45:53.

opinions. The second row Tamara Taylor, winning her 100th cap today,

:45:54.:45:58.

I am sure many of the messages, the England camp, they will have been

:45:59.:46:04.

spouting messages about not letting her down on her 100th periods. In

:46:05.:46:10.

her 13th season. -- 100th appearance. A lot of effort, time

:46:11.:46:18.

and dedication. To be rewarded with a performance like this from her

:46:19.:46:22.

team, congratulations to her. Her debut back in 2005, unusual skills

:46:23.:46:33.

from Scott to recover that! Feeding Marlie Packer. You will have to

:46:34.:46:40.

think about your player of the match in a couple of minutes time. I will

:46:41.:46:48.

put 80s out. It is going to be an England player. -- I will put 80s

:46:49.:46:59.

out! There are a lot of players, give me a minute, I will consider.

:47:00.:47:03.

The tries have comes from the back three. The half-backs have pulled

:47:04.:47:06.

the strings, the forwards have done the donkey work. Wales have been

:47:07.:47:11.

left chasing shadows. It looks like Cerys Hale has swapped

:47:12.:47:36.

to the tight head now for Wales. The youngster, a shepherd from North

:47:37.:47:44.

Wales, Gwenllian Pyrs, she is on as well. The way it comes. Sian Moore,

:47:45.:48:01.

finding Lillicrap. Over halfway. Back for Snowsill. Finding Rowland.

:48:02.:48:06.

Powerful wing from the Army centre. More going forward. Butchers. She

:48:07.:48:18.

finds Cerys Hale. Sian Moore back to Snowsill. Flying up, Amber Reed,

:48:19.:48:26.

with the tackle on Harries. Has it gone forward? No, says the referee.

:48:27.:48:32.

More possession for England but Katy McLean's kick is charged down by

:48:33.:48:37.

Snowsill. Back those Scott and hacks it towards the touchline. Wales are

:48:38.:48:42.

battling, desperate for the score, to give them some credit. England

:48:43.:48:46.

are just as determined to keep them out. The kick through behind

:48:47.:48:57.

Wilson-Hardy. The knock-on from Millar-Mills. It gives Wales the

:48:58.:49:02.

attacking scrum. So, as England lose some rare

:49:03.:49:38.

defending, we will have Player Of The Match as soon as the ball goes

:49:39.:49:44.

to the next. Wales with Harries bursting away. Almost through the

:49:45.:49:54.

second tackle. Lillicrap on the charge. Wales on the attack. In the

:49:55.:49:59.

final quarter. They will get a penalty. Millar-Mills has been quick

:50:00.:50:10.

enough for most of the match. Wales opt for the scrum. Player of the

:50:11.:50:19.

match? A difficult day for Wales. I have been impressed with the back

:50:20.:50:23.

row's workrate in particular Alisha Butchers. For England, so many to

:50:24.:50:27.

pick from. The backline have been supreme, the winners and full-backs

:50:28.:50:32.

have scored tries, the lady on the screen, she played at ten, as a

:50:33.:50:36.

coach, you need to bring it together, pull the strings, my

:50:37.:50:42.

player of the match is Katy McLean. So, the 31-year-old Darlington

:50:43.:50:56.

player. Second rows have been impressive. Sarah Hunter has come

:50:57.:50:59.

into the game. Marlie Packer has been a wrecking ball. The backs have

:51:00.:51:07.

dictated the game. Wales struggling up in these closing stages.

:51:08.:51:11.

England's forwards win the penalty. They really are determined to shut

:51:12.:51:17.

out Wales and leave the home side still on zero. It has been a sad day

:51:18.:51:26.

for the Welsh women, but they have not given up. They have desperately

:51:27.:51:29.

tried in the last 20 minutes to get the score. They do not want to see

:51:30.:51:35.

the zero. Rowland Phillips, he will have a lot to work with. It is not a

:51:36.:51:43.

disgrace, this is a fine England women's team, well-organised, fully

:51:44.:51:46.

professional, well coached. They have implemented a fantastic game

:51:47.:51:50.

plan today. Credit to them. I think we might be looking at the women's

:51:51.:51:54.

Six Nations champions here. France beat them last year when many of

:51:55.:52:01.

England's women were in the GB seven 's operation preparing for Rio. Now

:52:02.:52:04.

they have got the full professional squad back. It is really up to the

:52:05.:52:10.

other Five Nations to try to catch them up as best they can. They have

:52:11.:52:16.

set the standard high. If they play like they have today in the rest of

:52:17.:52:19.

the tournament, they will take some stopping. And in the World Cup. Up

:52:20.:52:28.

against the New Zealanders, Canada, likely to be challenges, USA could

:52:29.:52:34.

be powerful pull opponents for England. Butchers on the charge for

:52:35.:52:41.

Wales. Would off-load to Davies. The back, Snowsill took Lake. Wales just

:52:42.:52:50.

kept out as Wilkins is barged into touch and Wales not able to find

:52:51.:52:55.

that outside in the way that England have so regularly. Just going

:52:56.:52:59.

across, England are far more organised and the wider channels.

:53:00.:53:04.

You can see them pushing hard from the inside, England. Nice little

:53:05.:53:10.

play but they have run out of space. Six tries in the first half and four

:53:11.:53:18.

convergence. Five unconverted in the second half. -- conversions. England

:53:19.:53:26.

have looked just as resolute in defence as attack. Time nearly up.

:53:27.:53:36.

Clay protects it. Lillicrap held up by Rachael Burford. All out for

:53:37.:53:45.

Cerys Hale. Sian Moore back in fields. England, the trouble is,

:53:46.:53:52.

they have little support they are not quite coordinated in there

:53:53.:53:58.

attacking moves. The Welsh forwards still going. England through. While

:53:59.:54:08.

they offside? Yes, they were. Last throw of the dice. Butchers has

:54:09.:54:13.

really impressed me in the last 20 minutes especially. She has never

:54:14.:54:15.

given up. Carried hard. Of course, now you have got the

:54:16.:54:25.

penalty, you can take the option of the set piece.

:54:26.:54:38.

Sian Moore to put it in for the last play of the match. Here at Cardiff

:54:39.:54:43.

Arms Park. England completely remorseless in

:54:44.:54:56.

this performance. Sian Moore, look at that effort from the England

:54:57.:55:02.

pack, they turn over possession. It sums up the day. Totally dominant in

:55:03.:55:07.

all facets of the game. They want more. We are in the red zone on the

:55:08.:55:14.

clock. Evans up to make the tackle, prevents England from getting it

:55:15.:55:19.

outside as she looks for the rich. -- rip. England have possession.

:55:20.:55:25.

Tamara Taylor finishing her 100th international. They have not had

:55:26.:55:30.

enough. You thought they would chip it off and be happy with 63-0. They

:55:31.:55:37.

run the risk of the turnover. England with the penalty. This is

:55:38.:55:42.

the mindset of them. Quickly taken. Wilson turned Amber Reed. Down by

:55:43.:55:49.

Snowsill. Hitting the referee to end proceedings! England completely

:55:50.:56:00.

dominant. Running in 11 tries. An absolutely comprehensive and

:56:01.:56:04.

one-sided victory over Wales. Last word. Totally dominant, very

:56:05.:56:11.

professed with the professionalism of the England team. -- very

:56:12.:56:19.

impressed. Wales, no disgrace. England will go on and challenge for

:56:20.:56:25.

the Championship now. Rowland Phillips and the team, they need to

:56:26.:56:28.

look their wounds and picked themselves up. Worthy winners,

:56:29.:56:33.

England. Final score, at Cardiff Arms Park, Wales 0- 63 England.

:56:34.:56:57.

Well, there were six tries in the first for England and fat in the

:56:58.:57:03.

second, including two for Danielle Waterman, the full-back -- five in

:57:04.:57:13.

the second. There was a hat-trick for Lydia Thompson as well. 11 tries

:57:14.:57:19.

in all for England, 63 unanswered points. What does that do to the

:57:20.:57:26.

table? The bonus point win for England puts them first. Ireland are

:57:27.:57:33.

still second, but they will face Italy. Scotland versus France, we

:57:34.:57:43.

will see what happens. Wales are third in the table. Just the one win

:57:44.:57:51.

last week against Italy. Disappointment for Wales. But

:57:52.:57:56.

England victorious. I have to say, what a fantastic performance for

:57:57.:58:02.

them. I am sure they will be very happy. Looking good for being

:58:03.:58:07.

champions this year. Let us talk about that game. Starting with you,

:58:08.:58:13.

Kat, we mentioned a player of the match, Katy McLean. She was your

:58:14.:58:16.

star player long before they picked her. Yes. She was key in everything,

:58:17.:58:23.

getting the ball wide, we saw in the clips, in every try, she was

:58:24.:58:32.

involved, putting in the pass. It is so difficult to stop her. Not just

:58:33.:58:37.

that, her tactical kicking, she put pressure on Wales. Great all-round

:58:38.:58:42.

game. We will hopefully have a look at what she did in a few seconds. We

:58:43.:58:47.

can do that now actually and look at why she was such a great performer

:58:48.:58:51.

today on the pitch. Why was she so good on the field? Holding her

:58:52.:58:57.

depth, but she can play so flat to the line and still get a pass away.

:58:58.:59:02.

She takes the hit but she makes it easy for those outside her and again

:59:03.:59:06.

she is involved here, nice looping around to get it out. Fantastic try

:59:07.:59:16.

from Danielle Waterman. I am just looking, another lovely pass. Once

:59:17.:59:21.

again, so good. We can hear from the woman herself, the star player this

:59:22.:59:26.

afternoon, we will wait a few seconds, we can hear hopefully from

:59:27.:59:30.

Katy McLean, the star player of this afternoon.

:59:31.:59:36.

Player of the match, congratulations. Thank you. You

:59:37.:59:40.

wanted more at the end? It was a really tough game and I am not sure

:59:41.:59:44.

the score reflects it. Wales put up one hell of a fight. We knew it

:59:45.:59:49.

would be tough here. We wanted to be clinical and we were. You were

:59:50.:59:54.

pulling the strings, maybe the tries went to the back three, but you were

:59:55.:00:00.

in charge. The forwards had a great shift, to be fair. So easy being

:00:01.:00:05.

paid ten. When the girls carry as well as they did today, it makes me

:00:06.:00:12.

life a lot easier. Looking forward to Italy? Nice to have a weekend off

:00:13.:00:16.

and rebuilt on what we did today and hopefully take it to Italy in two

:00:17.:00:21.

weeks' time. Congratulations. Go and enjoy your time. Carys Phillips,

:00:22.:00:24.

commiserations, it was tough from the first minute. Disappointed with

:00:25.:00:31.

our performance today obviously. We brought a really good crowd and we

:00:32.:00:34.

wanted to put on a big performance for them but it did not go our way.

:00:35.:00:38.

They are professional scummy can tell. They did their job and they

:00:39.:00:42.

worked hard from last week -- they are professionals, you can tell. Is

:00:43.:00:49.

that the difference, they are professionals, they are together for

:00:50.:00:53.

longer, earlier, they are training day in, day out. It has an impact,

:00:54.:00:59.

but they have only been professionals this year so it should

:01:00.:01:05.

not be too much of a difference. And for the rest of the Six Nations

:01:06.:01:12.

campaign? We will work hard and take our performance is a step up against

:01:13.:01:16.

Scotland. Thank you very much. Clearly disappointed captain, Carys

:01:17.:01:22.

Phillips, obviously very unhappy with that performance. She was

:01:23.:01:28.

talking about how professional the England set up is. You cannot

:01:29.:01:32.

disagree with that. We also heard from Katy McLean and hopefully we

:01:33.:01:38.

can see some pictures of why she was the difference possibly between the

:01:39.:01:39.

two sides this afternoon. Here she's pinning them back. That's

:01:40.:01:50.

what I am talking about the carrying, she always gets tackled

:01:51.:01:54.

after she past the ball. That means she's committed that defender and

:01:55.:01:57.

they're not able to drift. Gets a cheeky try, as well. Even moves to

:01:58.:02:02.

full bank, just to show off, I think. Yeah, did really well. She

:02:03.:02:06.

was obviously happy there. It makes you wonder how far England can go in

:02:07.:02:10.

this competition. Also a World Cup year, as well. They're looking good

:02:11.:02:15.

for both competitions. Yeah, it's great to see them, they've built

:02:16.:02:20.

from the game last week with France and hopefully will for Italy. We

:02:21.:02:23.

will see how far they can go in trying to retain the World Cup.

:02:24.:02:26.

Let's hear from England's coach, Simon Middleton.

:02:27.:02:29.

A big smile on your face, congratulations. Thank you very

:02:30.:02:37.

much. Yeah, terrific game. Nowhere near as easy as the score might make

:02:38.:02:44.

it look. Rowland and the girls put in a fantastic effort, got us on a

:02:45.:02:48.

good day today. What do you put that win down to, all the tries? It was

:02:49.:02:53.

just our execution. We talked a lot about how we want to play the game

:02:54.:02:58.

and saw a couple of areas we wanted to get the ball into today and did

:02:59.:03:02.

it well. I think more than anything it was probably frame of mind. We

:03:03.:03:07.

came in wanting to be accurate and clinical and we knew that's what it

:03:08.:03:11.

would take and that's what we did. On to Italy, thank you very much.

:03:12.:03:16.

Yeah, a big smile on his face there. As you can imagine. I am wonderi

:03:17.:03:30.

Rowland Phillips got anything to smile about. England were

:03:31.:03:34.

sensational. These are the games they train for to play. It doesn't

:03:35.:03:40.

get any bigger. The girls kept their heads up. They had good phases of

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play. Butchers put her hand up today, here she's running, strong

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with the ball. She's carrying well, placing the ball back to the Welsh

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team there. Again here strong tackle. She gets a turnover there.

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Again she's played seven, is great in open spaces. Runs hard with the

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ball. She's been pivotal today and makes a break here, as well. ? She's

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had a great game. And she was the only change in the Wales game from

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that Italy win last week. So a bit of pressure coming in, as well. Yes,

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but she coped with it really well. I think she's one of Wales' star

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players. Look out for her in the future. Yeah, look out indeed.

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Talking now about England, I wonder how far they can go. They've a break

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now before the next match. Where will they be looking to improve, any

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areas? Today their defence wasn't tested that much, no disrespect to

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Wales, but I think they'll be looking to potentially work at that

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in training to make sure they're still switched on. They'll still

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work on the things they were good at because obviously if it has worked

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why would you not work on it, so I think getting the ball wide, having

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difference between being deep and flat and that will be key for them.

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Will the Wales women be glad of this little bit of a break now before

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they face Scotland or will they want to be out there again proving a

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point because they won't be happy, will they? No, but it's great, the

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whole bench came on so they've all had the experience of playing

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against the world champions which is going to be important for them

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building on in this campaign. They've Scotland in two weeks.

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They'll have a good recovery, they'll analyse the game today and

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they'll be eager to beat Scotland next. I am sure they will. Many of

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the fans and the supporters in here today at the Cardiff Arms Park I am

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sure going next door to the Principality Stadium, that's where

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the second act of today's rugby will be held this afternoon. During the

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week I caught up with a few of the Welsh players.

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You thought you had enough of this now, probably thought they would

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leave me alone. In the captain I didn't have... Do you miss it? I

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miss chatting to you guys. Yeah, you especially! How are the stitches? I

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saw the picture, it looked very painful. It's healed well. A tidy

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job. Yeah, it's been very good. They didn't seem too convincing last

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weekend. Yeah, probably trying to keep their best for this weekend

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knowing our luck. They will look back at that game and know what

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they've got to work on, no doubt they'll be up for this game. These

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are the games you want to play as players, all those sacrifices you

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make as a kid and as a professional, make it worthwhile if you can get in

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the team for Wales and England. Yeah, enjoyed chatting to them this

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week. Don't know if they enjoyed chatting to me! You can catch that

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game live on S4C and then 4. 15 on BBC One Wales.

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Kick-off at 4. 50pm. Join us for the build-up.

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Let's get the final thoughts here on today's game. Just to remind you if

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you are just joining us, it was a whitewash by England, 6 # unanswered

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points. It's a World Cup -- 63. Have we seen the difference, we alluded

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to it, but have we seen the difference between a professional

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side and maybe a side that can't compete because they haven't the

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time or facilities that they need? Yeah, definitely that will come into

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it and hopefully, they've only been professionals six weeks and we have

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seen the impact, so for England I think having eight months of that

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before the World Cup hopefully we will see a big difference, as well.

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It's a shame for Wales because we thought that Rowland Phillips was on

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a bit of a run, had a good start, a few friendlies and that win, the

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first in four years against Italy, how much will that dent momentum and

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confidence for the next knew months I don't think, not too much. They

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did have good phases of play in today's game. They were playing

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against the world champions, we can't forget that. They will take on

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board lots of work-ones now from the game today, building up to the World

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Cup in August. A few of the girls took a few knocks, a few important

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girls, player of the match last week, Dyddgu Hywel and Rachel

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Taylor. I am sure they'll be hoping they'll be back for that trip to

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Scotland. Yes, let's hope so, that the injuries weren't too severe.

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What about England, will there be any changes as they look to the next

:08:40.:08:44.

few matches because there weren't changes for this one but they have

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the depth if they need to introduce new blood. I would go same team, why

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change things if it is working. The subs can make the impact like they

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did today because it was still five tries in the second half, I wouldn't

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change something that was working so well. If you have that depth and

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strength it's a good impact bench to have. A word quickly about the

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wingers. There was one hat trick, both could have had a hat trick.

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They offer options up. They both have pure pace. Lydia is one of the

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quickest in the game, I think. Wilson-Hardy is a hard line runner,

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she has a good step off her left foot and that's key. Definitely. A

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quick last word about Wales. I am thinking we had the under-20s losing

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last night and the women losing today. Somebody is thinking is this

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an omen for this afternoon? Let's hope not. I am backing the boys to

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get a good win, they've a good history against England here in

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Wales. Looking forward to that game. There's been talk all week, Eddie

:09:48.:09:51.

Jones saying about the psychological barrier of coming to Wales, did you

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feel like that as a player? It's all difficult playing away, sometimes

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especially Wales and France, I found. I think you get over this as

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soon as you step on the pitch and you are there to do a job. Girls,

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thank you very much. Thank you for your company this morning and this

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afternoon. Hopefully we can enjoy more rugby during the next few

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hours. It's been a disappointing weekend for Wales so far. The

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under-20s lost last night in Colwyn Bay. Today the Welsh women lost, as

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well. We have a saying in Welsh, now it's up to the boys. Thank you very

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much for your company this afternoon. Goodbye.

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Catrin Heledd presents live coverage of Wales Women v England Women from the Cardiff Arms Park. Studio guests include former Wales international Caryl James and England World Cup winner Kat Merchant.