12 Dec, 11:30
The Ireland Under-19 team to face Australia Schools at Ravenhill this Saturday afternoon (kick-off 2.30pm) has been announced.
In the only change Nuala Ni Chaidhain returns from injury and reclaims her place on the bench ahead of Lynda Kelly who drops from the squad.
Ireland will face a tough task on Friday night against an English side ranked second in the world and on course for a 6 Nations grand slam.
Ireland. Sarah Jane Belton (UL Bohemians); Nicki Milne (Worcester), Suzanne Fleming capt (Cooke ), Patrique Kelly (UL Bohemians), Lynne Cantwell (UL Bohemians); Joanne O'Sullivan (Nottingham), Louise Beamish (UL Bohemians); Magali Dolo (Old Belvedere), Jean Lonergan (Shannon), Gillian McAllister (Cooke); Rosie Foley (Shannon), Anne Marie McAllister (Shannon); Rachel Boyd (Cooke), Fiona Steed (Shannon), Joy Neville (Shannon). Replacements: Serena Stirling (Cooke), Fiona Coghlan (UL Bohemians), Jen Leacy (Blackrock), Rachel Reid (Cooke), Lesley Coulter (Cooke) ,Amanda Greensmith (Shannon), Nuala Ni Chaidhain (Galwegians