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Ireland Women’s Team To Play England

Ireland Women’s Team To Play England

Ireland Women’s head coach Philip Doyle has made a number of changes to the side for their second Six Nations match against England on Saturday.

Nora Stapleton will start at out-half with Lynne Cantwell moving to outside centre alongside Jenny Murphy. Ashleigh Baxter comes in on the right wing with Niamh Kavanagh moving to the replacements bench.

The front row and second row remain unchanged but Siobhan Fleming comes in at blindside flanker for Laura Guest.

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The game at Ashbourne RFC will be streamed live on www.IrishRugby.ie with a commentary team that includes former Women’s international Fiona Steed.

Gates open at Ashbourne RFC at 12.30pm with admission prices as follows: a car of four people is €;20, adults and students are €;10 and children are €;5.

IRELAND WOMEN’S Team & Replacements (v England Women, 2013 Women’s RBS 6 Nations Championship, Ashbourne RFC, Saturday, February 9, kick-off 2.00pm):

15. Niamh Briggs (UL Bohemians/Munster)
14. Ashleigh Baxter (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)
13. Lynne Cantwell (Richmond/Exiles)
12. Jenny Murphy (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
11. Alison Miller (Portlaoise/Connacht)
10. Nora Stapleton (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
9. Larissa Muldoon (UWIC/Exiles)
1. Fiona Coghlan (UL Bohemians/Leinster) (capt)
2. Gillian Bourke (UL Bohemians/Munster)
3. Ailis Egan (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
4. Sophie Spence (Mowden Park Sharks/Exiles)
5. Marie Louise Reilly (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
6. Siobhan Fleming (Tralee/Munster)
7. Claire Molloy (Bristol/Exiles)
8. Joy Neville (UL Bohemians/Munster)


16. Stacey-Lea Kennedy (City of Derry/Ulster)
17. Fiona Hayes (UL Bohemians/Munster)
18. Lauren Day (Waterloo/Exiles)
19. Leigh Dargan (Saracens/Exiles)
20. Laura Guest (Highfield/Munster)
21. Amy Davis (Blackrock College/Ulster)
22. Grace Davitt (Cooke/Ulster)
23. Niamh Kavanagh (UL Bohemians/Munster)