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Irish women start with win over USA
01 Aug 2014 20:08
Ireland Women 23-17 USA Women
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Ireland made a winning start to their 2014 Women's Rugby World Cup campaign by beating the United States 23-17 at Marcoussis.
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Full-back Niamh Briggs scored a try and booted 13 points in a Group B victory that also saw prop Ailis Egan get over the line.
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The Eagles - world champions back in 1991 - found tries from Lynelle Kruger and Carmen Farmer, with Kimber Rozier converting both and steering a penalty home shortly before half-time.
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Next up for Ireland is Tuesday's meeting with New Zealand, who opened their campaign with a 79-5 hammering of Kazakhstan.
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Only the pool winners will be guaranteed a semi-final place.
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