Sunday 22 September 2019

Ireland women finish Six Nations with defeat in Wales

Ireland hooker Deirbhile Nic A Bhaird hands off Amy Evans of Wales
Ireland hooker Deirbhile Nic A Bhaird hands off Amy Evans of Wales

Wales Women concluded their Six Nations campaign with a 24-5 victory over Ireland at Cardiff Arms Park.

Wales' bonus-point success secured a fourth-place finish in the tournament.

Ireland scored first through a try from wing Beibhinn Parsons, but Wales wing Jess Kavanagh's touchdown tied things up before captain Carys Phillips claimed a try just before half-time that Lleucu George converted.

Wales pulled away in the second half, with flanker Bethan Lewis' try putting the game beyond Ireland, and wing Jasmine Joyce's late score sealed the bonus point, while George added another conversion.

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