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.
The highly experienced Grace Davitt has been called up to the squad as a replacement.
Ireland finished second in Pool B with 10 points but missed out on a semi-final spot as France upset the odds to beat Canada and Australia posted a big win over South Africa to seal their place as the best placed runners-up.
Ireland now face the USA again on Wednesday in the 5th-8th place play-offs. The winners of this game will face Canada or Scotland on Sunday, the final day of the tournament.