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Encouraging performance gives Wales something to build on - Evans

International | 28th April 2021

Cardiff Blues’ Georgia Evans is confident that Wales gave themselves something to build on, after an encouraging performance in their final Women’s Six Nations game against Scotland.

After heavy defeats to France and Ireland in the opening two rounds, Warren Abrahams’ side put in a gutsy display at Scotstoun Stadium but were edged out 27-20 by the hosts.

Evans, who was named vice captain for the encounter, was joined in the matchday 23 by seven of her Cardiff Blues team-mates, including scrum half Megan Davies, making her first start on the international stage, and experienced outside half Robyn Wilkins, who contributed 10 points from the tee.

Evans, who also features for Saracens in the Allianz Premier 15s, believes the campaign came to an end on a positive note and insists they can now focus on the road to the Rugby World Cup in 2022. 

“The feeling in the camp is a positive one after Saturday’s performance. We still started off a bit rusty but the way we finished the game showed the extent of our heart and desire to do the jersey proud,” said Evans.

“Taking the positives from the game, we showed glimpses of what we can do, we just need to be more consistent so that we can perform for the full 80 and get those wings on the ball earlier. 

“Overall the girls can be happy. I think we all dug deep with our performance against Scotland, everybody stepped up and did their roles well. 

“The set-piece obviously let us down. We’ve worked on it a lot, but something didn’t click on that front. It’s something we’ll learn from and there’s always more to do.

“The World Cup is the pinnacle of everyone’s rugby career, we all really want to get there. I think now it’s about re-setting. It’s been an emotional campaign, it’s been a tough one but actually we can all go away from this knowing that we put a performance in to be proud of at the end. 

“I think we will all go back to our clubs now, reset and aim to finish the rugby season on a high.

“Individually we’ve got to look at ourselves and really push forward to make sure that when we come back into camp we don’t start from Ground Zero – we need to start from where we left off on the weekend and we build on the performance rather than going back to the very beginning. 

“There’s lots to look forward to, it will be exciting to see what happens next.”