4 Dec, 10:19
Grand Slam winners Fiona Coghlan and Nora Stapelton have returned the Women's RBS 6 Nations trophy to Chief Executive John Feehan at the Six Nations offices in Dublin.
Ulster powerhouse Rachel Boyd moves back out to the left wing, where she won the first eight of her 12 Ireland caps, with young UL Bohs flyer Lynn Cantwell, who wore the No 11 jersey in the 0-13 defeat against Scotland, being dropped from the match 22. Shannon teenager Rachel Tucker, daughter of 1980 Lion Colm, comes onto the bench. Up front, Shannon frontrower Jean Lonergan comes in at loosehead for veteran Leinster captain Maura Coulter, who was carried off with a knee injury in the Scottish game, but hopes to be able to take her place on the bench. If not, Lonergan's clubmate Olivia Brown will be brought onto the replacements panel.
Ireland. SJ Belton (UL Bohs/Munster); S Fleming (Cooke/Ulster, capt), P Kelly (UL Bohs, Munster), N Milne (Worcester/Connacht), R Boyd (Cooke/Ulster); R Howell (UL Bohs/Connacht), K Eagleson (Cooke/Ulster); J Lonergan (Shannon/Munster), E Collins (UL Bohs/Munster), E Coen (Highfield/Munster), A-M McAllister (Blackrock/Leinster), M Quirke (UL Bohs/Munster), R Reid (Cooke/Ulster), M O'Loughlin (UL Bohs/Connacht), F Steed (Shannon/Munster). Replacements: J Sparkes (Blackrock/Ulster), F Neary (Waterloo/Ulster), R Tucker (Shannon/Munster); M Coulter (Blackrock/Leinster), M Dolo (Old Belvedere/Leinster), R Foley (Shannon/Munster), E Wessell (Richmond/Ulster).