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Ireland Women’s Team To Play England

Ireland Women’s Team To Play England

Ireland Women’s coach Steven Hennessy has named his side to face England in Friday’s RBS Women’s 6 Nations encounter at St. Mary’s College RFC’s Templeville Road ground.

Ireland Women’s coach Steven Hennessy has made one change in personnel and one positional switch to the team that started the 35-17 win over Italy in Colleferro a fortnight ago.

Niamh Briggs moves from out-half to full-back. Joanne O’Sullivan goes the opposite and will don the number 10 jersey.

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Grace Davitt, a replacement against Italy, comes in on the right wing for Jeannette Feighery who is listed amongst the replacement.

Debbie Clarke has recovered from a recent injury and has been added to the bench.

IRELAND WOMEN’S TEAM & REPLACEMENTS (v England Women, 2009 RBS Women’s 6 Nations Championship, Templeville Road, St. Mary’s College RFC, Friday, February 27, kick-off 6.30pm):

15. Niamh Briggs (Clonmel/Munster)
14. Grace Davitt (Blackrock/Leinster)
13. Lynne Cantwell (UL Bohemians/Munster)
12. Helen Brosnan (Highfield/Munster)
11. Amy Davis (Blackrock/Ulster)
10. Joanne O’Sullivan (Richmond/Ulster)
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 (Navan/Leinster)
8. Joy Neville (UL Bohemians/Munster) (capt)
16. Jess Limbert (Lichfield/Ulster)
17. Emer McManamly (Blackrock/Leinster)
18. Kate O’Loughlin (Clonmel/Munster)
19. Debbie Clarke (Blackrock/Leinster)
20. Louise Beamish (UL Bohemians/Munster)
21. Shannon Houston (Blackrock/Leinster)
22. Jeannette Feighery (UL Bohemians/Munster)