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Rugby - 14. February 2015.

Second-half salvo keeps Wales Women perfect

Wales Women ran in five second-half tries to maintain their perfect start to the 2015 Women's Six Nations with a 39-3 win over their Scottish counterparts.Leading 6-0 at the break thanks to two Laurie Harries penalties, Wales had to be patient at Broadwood before backing up their impressive opening round win over world champions England.

And after the interval the floodgates finally opened as Carys Phillips, Sioned Harries, Dyddgu Hywel, Elinor Snowsill and Amy Lawrence all crossed the whitewash.

Both sides made changes for the clash north of the border, Jenny Hawkins appearing n in the second-row for Wales after Shona Powell-Hughes was given an extended recovery period, shuffling skipper Rachel Taylor to flanker and Sioned Harries to No.8.

Meanwhile for Scotland, Mhairi Grieve, Hannah Sloan and Hannah Smith all came into the back-line.

Early pressure from the Welsh resulted in Harries slotting two penalties in the first quarter to open up a 6-0 lead.

The winger did slice a third effort wide of the posts but despite dogged Scottish defence, the hosts only entered the Welsh 22 once in the entire period.

However, after what was clearly an effective half-time team talk, Scotland halved the deficit immediately through a Nuala Deans penalty from 35 metres out.

This seemed to spark the Welsh into life and after a spell of prolonged pressure Hooker Phillips was able to bundle the ball over after a scrum five meters out, Harries added the extras to make the score 13-3 with 48 minutes gone.

After a lengthy stoppage due to an injury to Scottish centre Smith, Wales moved further ahead when Sioned Harries powered over, Laurie Harries again converted to put Wales 20-3 up with 22 minutes remaining.

Wales were now in cruise control and with just over ten minutes remaining scored their third try of the half when full-back Hywel went over in the corner to make the score 25-3.

With Scotland down to 14 players after Deborah McCormack was sin-binned for a high tackle, Snowsill added another try which Laurie Harries again converted to make it 32-3.

But Wales were not done there as replacement Lawrence went over in the final minute and Harries again converted to make the final score 39-3.

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