Cardiff Blue Dragons beat Rhondda Outlaws 52-10 in the first open-age women’s rugby league club match to be played in Wales.

The game at the Memorial Ground in Ely, Cardiff, is part of a plan to enter a Wales team at the 2021 Emerging Nations World Cup.

Millie Williams was the star for Cardiff with a hat-trick of tries, with Ceri-Louise Wanklyn and Leanne Burnell each adding braces.

Ffion Owen scored both Rhondda’s tries.

Girls’ matches have been played before in Wales, but organisers believe the match was the first time senior Welsh clubs have met.

The match follows the announcement in June that Wales would create a team to play at the 2021 World Cup tournament in England.

A first international game against England is being planned for late in the summer of 2019, with a series of three East v West Origin trials scheduled in advance of the Test.

A Women’s Super League was launched in England in 2017 and the competition was expanded to eight teams for 2019.