HANNAH Jones said she was honoured to captain the Wales women's side in their final Six Nations match of the campaign against Scotland on Saturday.

The outside centre, a former pupil at Amman Valley Comprehensive School, led the side, with skipper Siwan Lillicrap ruled out through an ankle injury.

Wales ended the campaign with a 27-20 defeat at Scotstoun, but under the leadership of Jones they they went down fighting in a much improved performance.

And, fittingly, it was another former pupil of Amman Valley School who had the final say, as Caitlin Lewis crashed over at the death for Wales' second try.

“If you look at the backline, on paper, it is a good backline to be involved in,” said 24-year-old Gloucester-Hartpury centre Jones, ahead of the match.

"There is lots of exciting talent there, so it is up to us all to make the most of any ball we get, show what attacking qualities, and try to be clinical.

"We have very much been training with the mentality of ‘play what you see,’ and we always want to play some exciting rugby if we get the chance.

“It has been a rollercoaster of emotions over the last few weeks, but we have reflected and done our analysis as individuals and as a group.

“We have had to park what has gone before now, and focus on the next job and show people what we can do, and we are all really focused."

She added: "Obviously, I am gutted that Siwan is out because she leads by example, but for me, this is a massive honour and I am massively grateful for the opportunity.

“When I am out there, I don’t do anything different than normal, I try to lead by my performance and help the other girls raise our level of performance."

Tries from Megan Gaffney, Megan Kennedy, Christine Belisle and Evie Gallagher ensured that the Scots emerged victorious in the fifth place play-off match.

But Warren Abrahams’ side displayed flair in attack and grit in defence to take a number of positives, following their heavy defeats against France and Ireland.

A stunning solo score from Lisa Neumann was the highlight for Wales, after Robyn Wilkins had slotted over a couple of penalties to keep Wales in touch.

Winger Caitlin Lewis crashed over right at the end for the determined visitors, with Wilkins nailing her second touchline conversion of the afternoon.

"The way they went today made me really proud as a coach," said an emotional Wales head coach Warren Abrahams after the match.

"We've had an incredibly tough couple of weeks as you can imagine, I got a bit emotional because of the sacrifice, time and effort they put in.

"It was so pleasing the way they finished the game off with that try, we came here with zero points on the board, and walked away with 20.

"There is loads that we can take away from this match."