19 May, 11:13
There are six uncapped players in the Ireland squad for the summer tour to North America that was named this morning. An Emerging Ireland squad has also been selected for the Tblisi Cup in Georgia.
Featuring a number of Ulster players, the Cooke Ladies donned the Ulster jersey to mark the occasion. Cooke scored early through second row Nicola Dickson as the Ulster club side dominated up front.
The Cooke half back pairing of Suzanne Fleming and Heather Thomlinson made good use of the possession and with centre Laura Nichol they kept the American side on the back foot in the first half. For the Panthers Britney Biedenbender and Caila Ney tried to turn the tide with some dynamic running.
Pnathers started the second half strongly but Cook weathered the storm and Thomlinson's kicking relieved the pressure. Laura Nichol was rewarded with a try in the final quarter of the game.
Colin Heyburn of rugbypicture.co.uk was on hand to record the game in pictures.