Wales sweat on Harries injury

Valkyries back row forward Sioned Harries faces further medical assessments this week on the ankle injury she sustained playing for Wales in Sunday’s 29-19 defeat by Ireland in a friendly at Donnybrook.

Play was held up for a lengthy period while Harries received treatment and Wales will now await the result of this week’s assessments on Harries who was one of five Valkyries players in Sunday’s squad.

“Sioned is a key player and her injury stopped the game for a period. After that we lost our momentum in the game,” said Wales Head Coach Rowland Phillips.

“We need to work on our discipline as, at times, we failed to capitalise on pressure we put on Ireland and gave away penalties at key moments. We can’t afford to do that when we come up against France in two weeks’ time.”

Harries, Ffion Lewis, Alisha Butchers, Jasmine Joyce and Alex Callender are all in Wales’ squad for the forthcoming Six Nations.