Tuesday, 17 August 1999

S4C launch TV dram based round women's team

ACTRESS Ffion Dafis is out to prove women's rugby is not all hairy armpits and bulging thighs.

She's going for it as the star of a new TV drama about the sexploits of the women's game.

And the saucy actress is using a stunning Christine Keeler-type pose to promote S4C's new drama.

The television channel hopes the new warts-'n'-all show will have wives and hubbies mauling for the remote control.

Set in a fictional North Wales town, Amdani - it means Go For It - lays bare the sexual antics of the fictional 15 players.

One programme maker said: "It brings the muddy and sexy world of women's rugby alive."

And they kicked off their advertising campaign with Ffion's daring Rucking for Wales poster.

An S4C source said: "This drama focuses on the sexual antics of the girls. Although some of the ladies display skills that Graham Henry would be proud of.

"S4C has never done anything like this before.

"This is the first time a programme has looked at women's rugby both on and off the pitch."

Actor Daffydd Emyr is the team's Romeo coach - a man who manages to get to grips with all his girls.

But all the stars prepared so well for their roles on the field they ended up beating Bethesda RFC in a practice game before filming.

Co-producer Sue Waters added: "It is going to be a very lively series which I hope will appeal to S4C viewers.

"It has been a lot of hard work, but we're also having a lot of fun during the filming."

The hard-hitting series will kick off on September 19.

Source Citation
"Rugby women will try anything for a TV hit." Mirror [London, England] 17 Aug. 1999

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