Jasmine Joyce has her sights set on England after marking her Barbarians debut with a stunning four-try display.
The Wales wing – who was part of the Great Britain Olympic women’s Sevens squad that played in Rio de Janiero in 2016 – could also be back in the short form of the game this summer.
Wales are bidding to qualify for the Sevens World Series with qualifiers due to start at the end of June. Before then – on June 2 – the Baa Baas face England at Twickenham where Joyce could be looking to add to her hugely impressive strike rate.
Joyce’s four-star performance enabled the Barbarians to beat the USA to 34-33 in a thrilling win in Denver on their first outing against an international side.
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Joyce’s Wales and Worcester Valkyries teammate Alisha Butchers also got on the scoresheet with Wales fly half Elinor Snowsill (Bristol Bears) pulling the strings at No.10 and managing an outrageous back heel kick.
“It’s pretty awesome to get four tries and playing in that position at full back was pretty special,” said Joyce.
“To get the last one, it was a team performance and all I had to do was run. Playing with such world class players was easy for me. I just run and put the ball down.”
Jorce insisted going behind — the Baa-baas had been 29-12 up at half-time — with time running out didn’t frighten her teammates.
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“We had a game in the Six Nations where the exact same thing happened,” she said. “There were about three minutes to go, they scored and one of the Welsh girls came on and said ‘look, it takes 30 seconds to score a try and we’ve got three whole minutes’ and we did it.
“It was an awesome take by Carmen (Farmer) in the air to receive the ball, the forwards set a platform to swing it wide and I just had to run a bit and put the ball down.
“Next for me now is to go back to Wales, play some Sevens and hopefully qualify for the World Series qualifiers and just go from there. Playing England in June? I hope so, I just have to wait and see what the Welsh say but I hope so. I’d love to be playing.”