Cardiff Met Educational Studies Lecturer, Dyddgu Hywel is representing Wales as part of the Six Nations National Women's squad which beat the former world champion England team in their first match on 8th February, and maintained their unbeaten record on the weekend against Scotland. The two consecutive wins represent a victory which hasn't been recorded in the Championship for Women's rugby since 2009.
Twenty five year old Dyddgu Hywel from Betws y Coed in North Wales has been playing rugby since she was eight years old and has a total of 16 caps for Wales. She said: "It is a fantastic experience to be representing my Country in the RBS Six Nations Championship and I feel proud to be part of an incredibly strong team as we make sporting history.
"This is an extremely tough competition and we must remain focussed on our game. We are performing well and working hard as a team so we are hopeful of bringing the title home to Wales. Our next match against France on 27th February will be another tough challenge but I feel positive and am confident that this is our year!"
Dyddgu made her international debut at the Wales v Ireland match in February 2013 and has since represented the Wales 7's and 15's squad and in the 2014 Rugby World Cup. She has also represented Pontyclun and the Scarlets.
Dyddgu is a first language Welsh speaker and an Educational Studies Lecturer for the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol.
We wish Dyddgu and the rest of the Welsh Women's Rugby team the best of luck in their next match on 27th February.