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Ireland Women’s Team To Play Scotland

Ireland Women’s Team To Play Scotland

The Ireland Women’s team to play their Scottish counterparts at Lasswade RFC on Saturday (kick-off 2pm) has been named.

Head coach Philip Doyle has kept faith with the starting line-up and replacements that overcame England 25-0 in their last outing of the Championship a fortnight ago.

Speaking ahead of the game, Doyle said: “We are really looking forward to this weekend, it’s all about meeting the standards we set out against England. We have named the same team as we are looking for consistency now to our game.

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“Our focus for this Six Nations campaign hasn’t changed which is to qualify for the Women’s Rugby World Cup and a win this weekend will bring us closer to that.”

He added: “Undoubtedly Scotland are formidable opponents. While results may not be going their way, they have strength that no other team has and we are certainly not underestimating them.”

Ireland v Scotland: Facts & Figures

IRELAND WOMEN’S Team & Replacements (v Scotland Women, 2013 Women’s RBS 6 Nations Championship, Howthornden, Lasswade RFC, Saturday, February 23, kick-off 2pm):

15. Niamh Briggs (UL Bohemians/Munster)
14. Ashleigh Baxter (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)
13. Lynne Cantwell (Richmond/Exile)
12. Jenny Murphy (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
11. Alison Miller (Portlaoise/Connacht)
10. Nora Stapleton (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
9. Larissa Muldoon (UWIC/Exile)
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/Exile)
5. Marie Louise Reilly (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
6. Siobhan Fleming (Tralee/Munster)
7. Claire Molloy (Bristol/Exile)
8. Joy Neville (UL Bohemians/Munster)


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


Sunday, February 3, 1.30pm – Wales Women 10 Ireland Women 12, Talbot Athletic Ground
Saturday, February 9, 2pm – Ireland Women 25 England Women 0, Ashbourne RFC
Saturday February 23, 2pm – Scotland Women v Ireland Women, Lasswade
Friday, March 8, 7.30pm – Ireland Women v France Women, Ashbourne RFC
Sunday, March 17, 2.30pm local time/1.30pm Irish time – Italy Women v Ireland Women, Parabiago, Milan