There is just one change to the Irish Women’s team to play France this weekend in Dublin, from the side that narrowly lost to Wales last weekend.
Navan flanker Sinead Ryan comes in to the starting line-up with Rachel Boyd moving onto the bench.
Ireland take on the French at St Mary’s College RFC’s Templeville Road ground in what will be be one of their toughest matches of the Six Nations tournament.
France come to Dublin as favourites having beaten Italy 37-17 last weekend, however Ireland will be hoping to be inspired by the massive weekend of rugby taking place in Dublin around them, and also build on the any positives they took out of last weekend’ss narrow 10-5 defeat to Wales.
IRELAND WOMEN’S TEAM AND REPLACEMENTS (v France Women, Templeville Road, St. Mary’s College RFC, Saturday, February 10, kick-off 2.30pm):
Sarahjane Belton (UL Bohemians) (capt); Jeannette Feighery (UL Bohemians), Lynne Cantwell (Richmond), Shannon Houston (Blackrock), Grace Davitt (Blackrock); Joanne O’Sullivan (Richmond), Tania Rosser (Blackrock); Fiona Coghlan (UL Bohemians), Jess Limbert (Cooke), Marie Barrett (Highfield), Caroline Mahon (UL Bohemians), Germaine Healy (Rathdrum), Eimear O’Sullivan (Clonakilty), Sinead Ryan ( Navan), Orla Brennan (Blackrock)
Replacements: Yvonne Nolan (Blackrock), Laura Guest (Clonakilty), Debbie Clarke (Blackrock), Rachel Boyd (Cooke), Louise Beamish (UL Bohemians), Mairead Kelly (UL Bohemians), Amanda Greensmith (Shannon).