PROP Amy Evans hopes Wales Women's "heart and passion" will help them to double up against Ireland after ending their wait for a Six Nations win.

Rowland Phillips' side struck late to sneak a 17-15 victory in Scotland last Friday, number eight Siwan Lillicrap powering over and Lleucu George adding the conversion with the final kick.

That ended a seven-game run without success and now buoyant Wales get ready to host the Irish at Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday (kick-off 1.30pm) with the aim of leapfrogging their visitors.

"We're looking forward to coming home for our final game against Ireland. It's another big game and it will be great to finish the Six Nations with a home crowd behind us," said Evans, player of the match in Glasgow.

"Ireland is always a big occasion and a game we play with a lot of heart and passion. We'll go back and work hard this week and give it our all."

Wales had to dig deep for victory after the Scots had edged in front with a try after 74 minutes – with words of wisdom coming from experienced back Elinor Snowsill.

"When Scotland scored at the end, our heads dropped slightly," admitted Ospreys front rower Evans. "But Elinor Snowsill gathered us behind the posts and said 'It takes 10 seconds to score a try, we've got six minutes left, and we just need belief'.

"We all knuckled down, believed in ourselves, and it was just down to pure hard word and graft in the end."

The windy conditions at Scotstoun led to Wales stripping back their game and Evans was pleased that they produced the goods up front.

She said: "We needed to keep it tight rather than risk errors by going out wide.

"We pride ourselves on our set-piece. As a prop that's what I judge myself on.

"We had a lot of penalties from the scrum which gave us a platform to play from, so we are pleased there, and our attacking lineouts were really good too."