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Irish Presidents XV v England Named

18th December 2008 By Munster Rugby

Munster’s Joy Neville will captain An Irish President’s XV this coming Saturday when they take on England in a challenge game.

Munster’s Lynne Cantwell has been as vice captain for the game. The game which is an uncapped friendly will be paramount to both team’s preparations ahead of the Women’s 2009 RBS 6 Nations commencing in February. The Women’s 6 Nations are run in tandem with the Men’s 6 Nations tournament so be sure to keep an eye of for the progress of the Irish Women.

Coach Steven Hennessy has named a 28 player panel for the game with 14 of the players playing their club rugby in Munster. The squad includes a number of new players being called up to the squad, all of whom will no doubt be pushing to be included in Hennessy’s panel for the 6 Nations Series.

The game which has a 2.30pm kick off will be played in St. Marys RFC.

FORWARDS (17)
Fiona Coghlan (Leinster)
Yvonne Nolan (Leinster)
Gillian Bourke (Munster)
Chris Fanning (Munster)
Lauren Day (Ulster)
Deirdre O’Brien (Leinster)
Caroline Mahon (Leinster)
Louise Austin (Leinster)
Helen Jones (Connacht)
Kate O’Loughlin (Munster)
Paula O’Connor (Munster)
Natasha O’Keefe (Munster)
Sinead Ryan (Leinster)
Joy Neville (Munster)
Claire Molloy (Connacht)
Imogen Porter (Ulster)
Fiona Hayes (Munster)
BACKS (11)
Louise Beamish (Munster)
Nicole Fitzgerald (Munster)
Joanne O’Sullivan (Ulster)
Amy Davis (Ulster)
Helen Brosnan (Munster)
Lynne Cantwell (Munster)
Jackie Shiels (Leinster)
Grace Davitt (Leinster)
Niamh Briggs (Munster)
Julie Craig (Leinster)
Mairead Kelly (Munster)
Not considered due to injury:
Marie Louise O’Reilly (Leinster)
Claire Staunton (Leinster)
Orla Brennan (Leinster)
Debbie Clarke (Leinster)
Emer McManamly (Leinster)
Jeannette Feighery (Munster)
Laura Nicholl (Ulster)
Sandra Williams (Munster)
Unavailable
Tania Rosser (Leinster)
Shannon Houston (Leinster)

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