Ireland Women’s coach John O’Sullivan has kept faith with the side that beat Scotland for Saturday’s final Six Nations match against Italy (Stadio Tre Fontane, Rome, kick-off 11am).
The Irish team, captained once against by Sarahjane Belton, will be gunning for first ever back-to-back victories in the championship in the Italian capital. They beat Scotland 18-6 last weekend in Edinburgh.
IRELAND WOMEN: Sarahjane Belton (UL Bohemians) (capt); Jeannett Feighery (UL Bohemians), Lynne Cantwell (Richmond), Shannon Houston (Blackrock), Grace Davitt (Blackrock); Jo O’Sullivan (Richmond), Louise Beamish (UL Bohemians); 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), Nicole Fitzgerald (UL Bohemians), Mairead Kelly (UL Bohemians), Amanda Greensmith (Shannon).