Thursday 20 October 2016

Leinster star Spence is Scrumqueens Player of 2015

Published 22/01/2016 | 02:30

Sophie Spence on the charge for Leinster against Ulster (SPORTSFILE)
Sophie Spence on the charge for Leinster against Ulster (SPORTSFILE)

Sophie Spence has been named as the Scrumqueens Player of 2015, a year which saw her play a pivotal role in the Ireland Women claiming the Six Nations title for the second time in three years.

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It wasn't just Spence's exploits on the international stage which were acknowledged, as Scrumqueens comments that "Sophie Spence also helped Old Belvedere lift Ireland's club title in recent weeks".

Spence is also named in the Scrumqueens XV Team of the Year alongside some Leinster and Ireland team-mates.

Leinster's Ailis Egan and Jenny Murphy are also named in the team, along with Ireland captain Niamh Briggs and Connacht's Claire Molloy.

Ireland Women head coach Tom Tierney was also named Coach of the Year (15s) for guiding his team to the Six Nations title in 2015.

Scrumqueens XV Team of the Year

1) Rochelle Clark (England)

2) Fiao'o Fa'amusaili (New Zealand)

3) Ailis Egan (Ireland)

4) Sophie Spence (Ireland)

5) Marine De Nadai (France)

6) Rachel Taylor (Wales)

7) Claire Molloy (Ireland)

8) Safi N'Diaye (France)

9) Kendra Cocksedge (New Zealand)

10) Katie Mclean (England)

11) Renee Wickliffe (New Zealand)

12) Elodie Poublan (France)

13) Jen Murphy (Ireland)

14) Julie Billes (France)

15) Niamh Briggs (Ireland)

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