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Irish Women's XV named to face England

Updated: Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 18:13

Ireland are ready for the English challenge
Ireland are ready for the English challenge

Ireland Women's coach Philip Doyle has named the team for the RBS 6 Nations game against England as the side aim to win the triple crown.

Doyle has made just one change to the side that defeated Scotland last weekend in Ashbourne. Gillian Bourke comes in at hooker, with Paula Fitzgerald named in the replacements.

Speaking ahead of the game Doyle said “We have been very lucky this tournament, we haven’t had to make too many changes and the depth in the squad is very strong”.

"We are very realistic in our outlook and firmly believe we have closed the gap to put in a significant challenge on Saturday."

Ireland Women v England Women (Esher RFC, Surrey - Saturday, 17 March, kick-off 2.00pm.

15 Ashleigh Baxter (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster)
14 Niamh Kavanagh (UL Bohemians/Munster)
13 Niamh Briggs (UL Bohemians/Munster)
12 Grace Davitt (Cooke/Ulster)
11 Alison Miller (Portlaoise/Highfield/Connacht)
10 Lynne Cantwell (Exile)
9 Amy Davis (Blackrock/Leinster)
1 Fiona Coghlan (UL Bohemians/Leinster) (Capt)
2 Gillian Bourke (UL Bohemians/Munster)
3 Ailis Egan (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
4 Sophie Spence (Exile)
5 Marie Louise Reilly (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
6 Laura Guest (Highfield/Munster)
7 Claire Molloy (Bristol/Connacht)
8 Joy Neville (UL Bohemians/Munster)

16 Paula Fitzpatrick (St. Mary's College/Leinster)
17 Ruth O'Reilly (Galwegians/Connacht)
18 Siobhan Fleming (Tralee/Munster)
19 Heather O'Brien (Highfield/Munster)
20 Larissa Muldoon (Exile/UWIC/Ulster)
21 Shannon Houston (Blackrock College/Leinster)
22 Jennifer Murphy (Exile)