Wales to face tough challenge against Canada in Women's Rugby World Cup

The Welsh team ahead of their match against New Zealand Credit: Donall Farmer/PA Wire/PA Images

Wales face a tough challenge against Canada later in the Women's Rugby World Cup. After their opening 44 - 12 loss to New Zealand earlier this week, Wales now face a Canadian side fresh from destroying Hong Kong 98-0.

Wales assistant coach, Nick Wakley, said there has been some frustration:

"We feel we could have been a bit more clinical against New Zealand, and we gifted them a couple of tries. "All our focus is now on Canada. They have got fantastic athletes all over the field - they attack from depth and run hard. "I would probably say they have got more natural athletes than New Zealand, but it is the same story - we have to match their physicality."

– Nick Wakley, Wales Assistant Coach
Wales in action against New Zealand Credit: Donall Farmer/PA Wire/PA Images

And the team's skipper, Carys Phillips, will be looking for her team to show more accuracy against the Canadians:

We definitely need to improve our accuracy and be more clinical when we have got the ball, but our set-piece is phenomenal and I think we can score against any team with that."

– Carys Phillips, Wales Skipper

Kick off is at 17.00 at Billings Park in Dublin.