WALES Women held their nerve to secure an opening 18-17 Six Nations success over Scotland.

The home side managed to gain revenge on their counterparts in Friday’s encounter at Stadiwm Zip World in Colwyn Bay, which featured three RGC stars in the form of Jess Kavanagh-Williams, Gwenllian Pyrs and Teleri Davies in the squad.

It was Kavanagh-Williams who got the crowd on their feet with a blistering run to cross the white wash and open the scoring early on, and this was followed by a second score of the half courtesy of winger Hannah Bluck.

Things got even better for the hosts after the restart when outside centre Kerin Lake went over to give them an 18-point cushion, and despite a late rally from the visitors which came in the form of a pair of tries from Chloe Rollie which resulted in prolonged pressure in the closing stages, the Welsh rearguard held firm for a dramatic victory.

Davies managed to come on for her first cap and she dedicated her success to father and legendary Bala figure Bryan ‘Yogi’ Davies, who died in 2013 after he left as a tetraplegic following a collapsed scrum during his last game for the club in 2007.

She said: “It was such an honour to win my first cap especially with such a talented group of young women.

“I have worked hard over the last few years and it was a privilege to be on the pitch representing my country.

“It was very emotional playing the game and I always have my father in my heart. He taught me how to play rugby since I was a young girl and I am sure he would be so proud of me even though he cannot be here to see it.”