Head coach Tom Tierney has made 10 changes to the Ireland Women's side to take on the New Zealand Black Ferns in their final game of the November Series this Sunday.

Following defeats to England and Canada, Tierney has rung the changes for the clash against the number-one ranked side in the world at the UCD Bowl (kick-off 2pm).

Niamh Briggs has recovered from the injury that has seen her side-lined for the past two weeks and will captain the side from full-back.

Briggs' return sees Mairead Coyne, who started the games against England and Canada at full-back switch to the wing.

Ulster's Claire McLaughlin will play on the opposite wing and inside them will be Nicole Fowley and Sene Naoupu who will line out in the centres for the third week in a row.

The Donegal-duo of scum-half Larissa Muldoon and out-half Nora Stapleton form the half-back partnership.

Up front, the same eight that started against England two weeks ago return, with Lindsay Peat, Cliodhna Moloney and Ailis Egan forming the front row, while behind them, Marie-Louise Reilly and Orla Fitzsimons resume their second-row partnership. Claire Molloy, Ciara Griffin and Paula Fitzpatrick make up the back-row.

Tierney said that the inexperienced team that faced Canada was crucial for the long-term development of the side, but

“As we continue to develop over the November Series, we will again have some new combinations to look at on Sunday,” he said.

“We've seen how New Zealand played over the last two weeks in their games against England and Canada so we are aware of the challenge that they will present us in UCD.”

The game will be streamed live via the Irish Rugby YouTube Channel.

Ireland team v New Zealand: Niamh Briggs (captain); Mairead Coyne, Nicole Fowley, Sene Naoupu, Claire McLaughlin; Nora Stapleton, Larissa Muldoon; Lindsay Peat, Cliodhna Moloney, Ailis Egan; Maire-Louise Reilly, Orla Fitzsimons; Ciara Griffin, Claire Molloy, Paula Fitzpatrick.

Replacements: Leah Lyons, Fiona Hayes, Fiona Reidy, Nichola Fryday, Ciara Cooney, Mary Healy, Jackie Shiels, Niamh Kavanagh.