First full game in over year ends in victory for Welwyn Rugby Club's women

Welwyn Rugby Club's women played their first full game in over a year at Biggleswade.

Welwyn Rugby Club's women played their first full game in over a year at Biggleswade. - Credit: WELWYN RFC

Welwyn's women played their first full game of rugby in over a year and marked it with a win at Biggleswade.

They had finished runners-up in their league in the last full season before the pandemic, the 2019-2020 edition, but since then their momentum has been curtailed, with only three adapted-fixtures earlier in the year.

But they were motivated on the journey north and ended up returning with a superb 46-26 success.

It didn't start brilliantly, Loz Poole scoring two tries for the hosts, but eventually Welwyn's defence helped tilt the balance in their favour.

Ollie Nightingale and Lauren Kerry scored tries but they still trailed 19-10 at half-time.

An injury to the Biggleswade hooker in the second half didn't help the home side but after the long stoppage, Welwyn found their rhythm.

Catherine Cirkel and Hannah Lloyd both scored with Sophie Bates adding a brace, one a superb solo chip and chase into the corner.

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Poole got her third for the hosts with 10 minutes to go but Nightingale's second rounded of the tries and three successful conversions from skipper Emma Waddup gave Welwyn the win.

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