Having figuratively kicked every ball during Wales’ Women’s Six Nations campaign, Guinness Pitchside Pundit Sioned Harries was thrilled to see Rowland Phillips’ side finish with a flourish.
Wales sealed a fourth-placed finish in the Championship table with a stirring 24-5 bonus-point victory over Ireland at the Cardiff Arms Park, Jess Kavanagh, Carys Phillips, Beth Lewis and Jasmine Joyce dotting down.
No.8 Harries missed the whole of the Championship with an ankle injury but was in Cardiff as a Guinness Pitchside Pundit and says that she was delighted to witness her teammates cut loose and express themselves.
“It is frustrating being on the sidelines and watching the team and naturally, as a player, you want to be out there yourself,” said the 29-year-old.
“But I’m proud of the girls and chuffed for them.
“I’ve been there in every training session when I can and I’ve been there at the games, and it’s just nice for me, as someone that’s seen all the time and effort that the girls have put in, to see them be able to express themselves and get what they deserve.
“What was great, really, was to see them score so many tries.
“I think everyone’s been commending us on our defence throughout the campaign and it was nice to see that we are able to attack as well.
“Our game against Scotland showed that the girls are able to go to that dark place and get a result but this time, with the scoreline what it was, shows that we’re more than a defensive team and that we can attack.”
With two defeats and a draw to open the Championship, Wales ensured that they completed their 2019 campaign on a high, recording back-to-back victories as success over Ireland supplemented at dramatic 17-15 win over Scotland in Round Four.
Harries added: “This will be the end of the season for us internationally but looking forward, I think the two back-to-back wins will be good momentum for us.
“Winning becomes a habit, so hopefully it turns into one.”