Erika Wessell replaces Mary O’Loughlin at number 8 on the Irish Womens side for the game against England at Worcester on Sunday next (2.30 pm). O’Loughlin has a badly bruised foot,
Erika Wessell replaces Mary O’Loughlin at number 8 on the Irish Womens side for the game against England at Worcester on Sunday next (2.30 pm). O’Loughlin has a badly bruised foot, picked up in the game against Wales which Ireland lost narrowly (13-9).
The Welsh player Liza Burgess was cited for an incident in that match and has been handed a three match ban by the WRU.
The Ireland squad will assemble in Dublin on Saturday, train in St Patricks College, Drumcondra, in the afternoon and fly out on Sunday for Worcester via Luton airport.
Ireland. 1 Maura Coulter (Blackrock); 2. Elaine Collins (UL/Bohs), 3. Edel Coen (Highfield); 4. Maeve Quirke (UL/Bohs), 5. Anne MArie McAllister (Blackrock);
6. Rachel (Reid Cooke), 7. Fiona Steed (Shannon), 8. Eryka Wessell (Richmond). 9. Karen Eagleson (Cooke), 10. Nicki Milne (Worcester); 11. Fiona Neary (Waterloo); 12. Rachel Boyd (Cooke), 13. Patrique Kelly (UL/Bohs), 14. Suzanne Felming capt (Cooke); 15. Sarah Jane Belton (UL/Bohs).
16. Jean Lonergan (Shannon), 17. Gillian McAllister (Cooke), 18. Rosie Foley (Shannon), 19. Bridget Montgomery (Ripon), 20. Rochelle Howell (UL/Bohs), 21. Rachel Tucker (Shannon), 22. Lynne Cantwell (UL/Bohs).