Ireland Women name their side to face Scotland

Ireland Women name their side to face Scotland

Ireland women's coach Tom Tierney named his squad to face Scotland in their opening Six Nations fixture against Scotland, on Friday.


Ailsa Hughes wil be making her debut at scrum half, while Paula Fitzpatrick will captian the side in the absence of regular skipper Niamh Briggs, who is injured.

There are other possible debuts from the bench for Ilse Van Staden, Ciara O'Connor, Jennie Finlay and Eimear Considine.

Ireland women's team: M Coyne (Connacht); N Kavanagh (Munster), J Murphy (Leinster), S Naoupa (Aylesford Bulls), A Miller (Connacht); N Stapleton (Leinster), A Hughes (Leinster); L Peat (Leinster), L Lyons (Munster), A Egan (Belvedere); O Fitzsimons (Leinster), ML Reilly (Leinster); C Griffin (Munster), C Molloy (Bristol/Connacht), P Fitzpatrick (Leinster) capt.

Replacements: J Finlay (Leinster), I Van Staden (Ulster), C O'Connor (Connacht), E Anthony (Munster), N Fryday (Connacht), M Healy (Connacht), C McLaughlin (Ulster), E Considine (Munster)

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