France women honed their skills at Rydal Penrhos’ superb sporting facilities before securing a Six Nations Grand Slam against Wales at Stadiwm Zip World in Colwyn Bay.
The all-conquering side trained at the school’s Brackley Fields on Thursday, March 15, just one day prior to their impressive 38-3 victory over the Welsh to seal their clean sweep.
During the session, the squad went over a number of specialist handling drills and lineout techniques to ready themselves for the encounter, and they wasted no time in making an impact on the game thanks to early tries from half-backs Pauline Bourdon and Caroline Drouin.
Robyn Wilkins kicked a penalty that cut France's advantage to 11 points in what proved to be the home side’s only points of the evening, with talented full-back Jessy Tremouliere crossing the white wash in fine style just before the half-time whistle.
After the interval saw the French continue to stamp their authority on proceedings, and they were awarded a penalty try after Wales wing Jasmine Joyce was sin-binned for tackling a player off the ball.
The away side took full advantage of their numerical superiority as hooker Agathe Sochat and centre Carla Neissen added further scores, with Tremouliere kicking three conversions to round off the scoring and secure a notable achievement from the tournament.
Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said: “Our sports facilities are absolutely outstanding and we were delighted the French Women’s Rugby team also recognised this and chose our site to hold their training session.
“Having such superb facilities provides a fantastic atmosphere for each aspiring sporting pupil to thrive in what is one of the most beautiful parts of the country.”