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Warriors still one stop short

Glasgow Warriors v Brython Thunder – Round Six Celtic Challenge Unlike the earlier game in Edinburgh there was a damp start here at Scotstoun, so Thunder kept the ball close, working methodically. That worked well till the first time Coreen Grant touched the ball. She ran right through into the Welsh 22 and gained a

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Another Dramatic Game

Edinburgh Rugby v Wolfhounds This was the game unbeaten Wolfhounds needed to ensure the trophy. It turned into a humdinger. Edinburgh put up two testing kicks at the start, but it was Wolfhounds who scored the first try. The ball flicked out to Ellen Boylan on the left with good control. 0-5 But Edinburgh had

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Celtic Challenge – The Big One

Edinburgh Rugby v Wolfhounds Saturday 17 February Hive Stadium (Saturday 17 February, kick-off 1pm) The game in Edinburgh brings the top two sides together. Unbeaten Wolfhounds have to travel to take on second-placed Edinburgh Rugby. This is the opening round of the playoffs, so final outcomes wait till later, but the contest presents a chance

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Gwalia Lightning v Edinburgh Rugby

Celtic Challenge – Round Four Cardiff Arms Park, Third v Fourth A thoroughly exciting game, possibly the best of the series so far. After a kick-tennis start, the game really warmed up. Gwalia were held on the line, then Jenny De Vera made a thrilling break through midfield and found an off-load. Lightning repossessed and

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Wolfhounds v Brython Thunder

Round 4 – Celtic Challenge Kingspan, Belfast For the less inexperienced visitors this was invaluable game-time, one of the main reasons for the introduction of the Challenge. Their advantage lay in the back-row pairing of Alex Callender (skipper) and Sioned Harries, 110 caps between them. But Wolfhounds took profit from the presence of Grace Moore,

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Glasgow Warriors v Clovers

Round Four – Celtic Challenge Scotstoun Clovers struck at once. A dominant scrum followed by strong drives gave Kate Flannery the time and space to hoist a pinpoint cross-kick into the hands of Clare Gorman on the left wing; an inside pass sent Méabh Deely over the line. Clovers looked a good deal sharper, getting

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Celtic Challenge – Round Four

Weekend 2 January Fixtures: Celtic Challenge – Round Four Saturday 27, Glasgow Warriors v Clovers, Scotstoun, KO 14.00 Saturday 27, Wolfhounds v Brython Thunder, KO 19.30 Sunday 28, Gwalia Lightning v Edinburgh Rugby, Cardiff Arms Park, KO 13.30 – all games free to view on rugbypass.tv After a week’s break, teams can welcome new faces

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Celtic Challenge Round 3 – Report

 Now that three rounds are complete, we can take stock of this innovative tournament. Standards have varied from very fine to pedestrian, just what you’d expect from sides composed of a few seasoned internationals alongside many youngsters finding their feet. Two tight Sunday finishes showed the Challenge in its best light. But first Glasgow Warriors

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