Ireland Women’s coach Steve Hennessy has named the same team that beat France last week for their second RBS Women’s 6 Nations game against Italy in Colleferro this coming Saturday.
The Irish Women’s team scored a famous 7-5 victory over their French counterparts at Ashbourne last Friday and they now travel to Italy looking to build on that performance.
The team will again be captained by number 8 Joy Neville.
Saturday’s match will be played at Stadio M Natali in Colleferro, kicking off at 2.30pm local time.
IRELAND WOMEN’S TEAM & REPLACEMENTS (v Italy Women, RBS Women’s 6 Nations Championship, Stadio M Natali, Colleferro, Saturday, February 14, kick-off 2.30pm local time/3.30pm Irish time):
15. Joanne O’Sullivan (Richmond/Ulster)
14. Jeannette Feighery (UL Bohemians/Munster)
13. Lynne Cantwell (UL Bohemians/Munster)
12. Helen Brosnan (Highfield/Munster)
11. Amy Davis (Blackrock/Ulster)
10. Niamh Briggs (Clonmel/Munster)
9. Tania Rosser (Blackrock/Leinster)
1. Fiona Coghlan (UL Bohemians/Leinster)
2. Yvonne Nolan (Blackrock/Leinster)
3. Gillian Bourke (UL Bohemians/Munster)
4. Caroline Mahon (UL Bohemians/Leinster)
5. Orla Brennan (Blackrock/Leinster)
6. Louise Austin (Blackrock/Leinster)
7. Sinead Ryan (Blackrock/Leinster)
8. Joy Neville (UL Bohemians/Munster) (capt)
16. Jess Limbert (Cooke/Ulster)
17. Emer McManamly (Blackrock/Leinster)
18. Kate O’Loughlin (Clonmel/Munster)
19. Clare Molloy (Cardiff Harlequins/Connacht)
20. Louise Beamish (UL Bohemians/Munster)
21. Shannon Houston (Blackrock/Leinster)
22. Grace Davitt (Blackrock/Leinster)