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Ireland Women’s Team to Play England Women

25th February 2009 By Munster Rugby

Ireland Women’s Team to Play England Women

Ireland women’s coach Steven Hennessy has named his side to face England for their clash on Friday in St. Mary’s College, Templeogue.

Hennessy has made two positional changes to the side who overturned their Italian counterparts in Collefero a fortnight ago.

Niamh Briggs moves from the number 10 spot to fullback, while Joanne O’Sullivan takes up the outhalf position. Grace Davitt comes in on the wing for Jeannette Feighery who moves to the bench. Debby Clarke has recovered from a recent injury and comes in on the replacements bench.

Ireland Women’s Team v England (St. Mary’s College, Templeogue – KO 18.30hrs)

15. Niamh Briggs (Clonmel/Munster)
14. Grace Davitt (Blackrock/Leinster)
13. Lynne Cantwell (UL Bohemians/ Munster)
12. Helen Bronson (Highfield/Munster)
11. Amy Davis (Blackrock/Ulster)
10. Joanne O’Sullivan (Richmond/Ulster)
9. Tania Rosser (Blackrock/ Leinster)
1. Fiona Coughlan (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) Captain

Replacements:
16. Jess Limbert (Cooke/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)

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