Emily Scarratt had an easy morning yesterday, a late breakfast with her flatmates followed by some welcome downtime.
Tonight England will open their campaign against Ireland, the last of the day's six games played on two neighbouring pitches, in a tournament that is seen as pivotal for the standing of the sport in this country. Catherine Spencer, England's captain, resigned from her job as a sports centre manager to fulfil her ambition of lifting the World Cup.
Amy Garnett, the most capped played in the squad with 86, is on three months unpaid leave from the Metropolitan Police.
Wales won two more Grand Slams in 2008 and in 2012, and in 2011 came fourth in the Rugby World Cup.
Their home ground is the Millennium Stadium, currently known for sponsorship reasons as the Principality Stadium, completed in 1999 to replace the National Stadium at Cardiff Arms Park.
Wales' performances in the Home Nations Championship (now the Six Nations) continued to improve, experiencing their first 'golden age' between 19.