Road to the Principality - Swansea RFC Women

Last year’s Super Cup champions, Swansea RFC Women, are looking to replicate last year’s success when they take to the field for the finals in a weeks’ time.

Speaking ahead of the game, Head Coach Steve Jones said: “It’s really great to have made it to the finals, especially as it’s being played at the home of Welsh rugby, the Principality Stadium. But finals are memorable when you’re victorious, so our focus is very much on the game ahead and winning that game, rather than the occasion.”  

The side which features in the region of 15 Ospreys women and Welsh internationals have picked up some emphatic victories this season. Included in those was a 59-0 victory over Llandaff North, a 62-0 win over Pencoed in the quarter-finals, before going onto an 82-0 triumph over Bonymaen in the semi-finals.

Jones added: “The negatives this season have been us struggling for numbers during the International periods. But obviously you can look at that as a huge positive that we do have a large contingent of players wearing that Wales jersey and representing the country. The benefit of those periods are that they give us as coaches the chance to see and work with the squad players here, so when the Internationals return to the camp, there’s that competition for the Swansea jersey.

Joining Jones in the coaching setup is Jason Whitlock as assistant coach, Jess Smith as team manager, and Ospreys and Wales international Kerin Lake as a player coach.

The women’s side have won the Cup and League over the last two seasons. Despite not being able to pick up the league title this year, the side will still look to lift the cup trophy next week. 

“It’s huge, getting to the final at the Principality has been the goal all season. Now all the focus is on the game ahead, producing a strong performance against dangerous opposition.”

Swansea’s only two losses this season have come from the hands of their final’s opponents. Pontyclun Falcons earned themselves a place in the finals after securing a 55-10 win over Seven Sisters in the semi-final.

Previewing the game ahead, Jones said: “We have a huge amount of respect for Pontyclun. They’ve clearly been the standout team this season, so we’re under no illusions that it’s going to be extremely tough. We’re prepared to the challenge ahead and know that we’ll face a determined, well drilled team on the day.”

Catch the squad in action on Friday May 3rd at the Principality Stadium, K.O 7:15pm.