Supersub Donna Rose praises full-time contracts for Welsh victory in Ireland

By Tom Masters

SUPERSUB Donna Rose changed the game against Ireland on Saturday, but it was her life that changed in January.

The Wales prop was one of twelve players to be handed a professional contract by the Welsh Rugby Union, allowing her to down tools as a carpenter and focus fully on her rugby career.

That switch to full-time rugby has paid immediate dividends for Wales, with Rose at the heart of a thrilling comeback win on the opening day of the 2022 TikTok Women’s Six Nations.

Rose came on as a substitute with Wales trailing Ireland and 18 minutes on the clock. But two min…