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Monday 23 January 2017

Briggs powers Irish ladies clear

Published 13/03/2010 | 05:00

THE Irish women's rugby team recorded a memorable Six Nations victory over their Welsh counterparts in Ashbourne last night.

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The visitors led by three points following the opening exchanges and appeared in control until Niamh Briggs (right) set off on a majestic run from just inside her own half on 15 minutes.

The Welsh back line simply couldn't get close enough to her to make a tackle and she touched down to put the hosts into a 5-3 lead.

Ireland continued to push forward and scrum-half Tania Rosser forced her way over in the 58th minute.

Briggs and lock Joy Neville then added the gloss to the scoreline, with a well-taken penalty from the full-back and a powerful try from Neville in the dying minutes.

IRELAND WOMEN -- N Briggs ; A Davis (N Stapleton 68), J O'Sullivan, G Davitt, A Miller; H Brosnan, T Rosser; F Coghlan, C Fanning, L Day (L Austin 63), K O'Loughlin, ML Reilly, O Brennan, C Molloy (S Ryan 80), J Neville .

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