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WWRU 10's Tournament 2008

Sunday 14/09/08 saw the WRU Women's season kick off with a National 10's competition held at Llandovery RFC.

Cardiff Quins entered two teams into this tournament, a senior women's side and a Girls U15 side.

The Senior women, fielding a team ranging in experience from seasoned internationals to girls gaining their 1st ever experience of playing rugby, were largely untroubled throughout the day. They defeated UWN Newport 61-0, Blackwood 90-0, Neath 31-5 & Waunarlwydd 60-0 before a final physical encounter saw them beat Pontyclun 33-0, to remain undefeated and win the tournament.

Tryscorers on the day were Hayley Baxter 11, Non Evans 7, Caryl James 5, Catrin Edwards 4, Kerry Jenkins 3, Becky Newton 3, Rachel Taylor 2, Natalie Stone 2, Cat Nicholas, Amber Penrith. Conversions were added by Elinor Snowsill (14), Non Evans (9), Caryl James (5) Kerry Jenkins and Rachel Taylor.

Special mention goes to Izzy Nash, Sarah Barrett and Gema Hughes for their performances throughout the day in their first ever games of rugby. - Not a bad way to start- Welsh 10's champions.

Also appearing at the tournament was our Quins U15 girls side.

They started the day with a close encounter v Neath Athletic eventually winning 28-24  with the decisive try coming in the final minute. This was followed by wins against Newport 26-0 and Colwyn Bay 41-7 with the girls displaying a high standard of rugby in both these games. The final game of the day was against a combined Cardigan/Furnace side. Despite conceding 2 early tries the Quins girls regrouped and showed great teamwork and commitment to produce a comeback performance and ran out winners 27-17 to emulate the senior team, remain undefeated and win the trophy.

Pointscorers throughout the day were Amberley Ruck (6T, 7C), Joanne Jones (4T, 6C), Cerys Ballett (4T), Dela Anderson (3T), Gwen Lynch (2T) and Llinos Honeybun.

Other members of the playing squad were Ffion Edmunds, Ashleigh Searle, Branwen Parry, Rachel Morris, Jodie Powling, Jo Bevan, Becky Williams, Katie Quinn, Cerys Lane.

Our best wishes for a swift recovery also go out to Jodie Powling who dislocated a shoulder and broke a wrist during the tournament.

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