Ireland Women head coach Philip Doyle has made three personnel and one positional change for Saturday’s game against Italy.
Grace Davitt comes in for Jenny Murphy and Amy Davis replaces Larissa Muldoon at scrum-half for the women’s team’s first game at the Aviva Stadium.
Gillian Bourke, meanwhile, switches from hooker to tight-head with Stacey-Lea Kennedy slotting in at no. 2.
Ireland Women: Niamh Briggs; Ashleigh Baxter, Lynne Cantwell, Grace Davitt, Alison Miller; Nora Stapleton, Amy Davis; Fiona Coghlan, Stacey-Lea Kennedy, Gillian Bourke; Sophie Spence, Marie-Louise Reilly; Siobhan Fleming, Claire Molloy, Heather O’ Brien.
Replacements: Ailis Egan, Fiona Hayes, Kerrie-Ann Craddock, Paula Fitzpatrick, Larissa Muldoon, Hannah Casey, Jenny Murphy, Jackie Shiels.
Live coverage of the Women’s Six Nations meeting of Ireland v Italy from 16:55 on Saturday 8 March on RTÉ News Now and RTE.ie (Worldwide). Live radio coverage on Game On from 17:00 on RTÉ 2fm and RTÉ.ie (Worldwide).