Wales stalwart Elinor Snowsill insists the Welsh relish being the underdogs as they prepare for their clash against an unbeaten England side in Round 4 at Twickenham Stoop.
Snowsill, who has won 56 caps for her country, admitted she was disappointed to see Wales go down 52-0 to France last weekend after starting so positively at Cardiff Arms Park.
Wales remain winless after three rounds of games in the Women’s Six Nations but the fly-half believes that if they can build on their first-half performance against France, they could cause problems for England and Scotland in the remaining fixtures.
“Our defence was insane at times in the first half [against France] as we were just rushing up and putting them under pressure,” said the Guinness Pitch Side Pundit.
“Some girls put in some huge shifts physically and I’m really proud of them. I couldn’t ask for anymore.
“We’ve just got to have some composure in attack and be more accurate in turning pressure into points because that’s what wins games.
Wales, who have awarded a number of caps to debutants in the tournament, will be seeking what would be a first-ever win in their neighbour’s backyard.
And Snowsill has warned the Women’s Six Nations leaders not to write the ‘passionate’ Welsh off, as they look to recapture the form that saw them beat the defending champions five years ago.
“We are a young team, especially in the back line, so it’s a lot to do with experience. France have some more experience and had a few players [in the team] that are the best in the world.
“It’s something we can learn from – we have two weeks until the England game so we can review the game and look at what we need to improve on and work on that in training as we take on another one of the best teams in the world.
“As Welsh, we love being underdogs. We often get written off against these big teams but we’ve had wins against them in the past so you can never fully write a team off.
“We’ve got that heart and that passion, so no matter who we are playing against, you can’t take that away from us.
“I know that a lot of girls from other countries dread playing against us because they know we bring that physicality and passion.”