Friday 21 July 2017

Visitors spoiled for choice in Edinburgh

Ireland U-20s star Colm Hogan in action for Munster
Ireland U-20s star Colm Hogan in action for Munster
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Tonight marks a busy night in the calendar for rugby fans with Ireland Women, Ireland U-20s and Munster all in action in the Scottish capital.

Ireland Women get things under way when they open their Six Nations campaign against the Scots at Broadwood Stadium at 6.35pm.

Five Munster women are named on the Ireland side with Sevens representative and former Clare GAA dual star Eimear Considine in line to win her first cap in the 15-a-side game.

Leah Lyons, who won her first cap back in November, starts in the front-row for Tom Tierney's side.

Ciara Griffin is named in the back-row and Niamh Kavanagh takes charge of the right wing. Elaine Anthony joins Considine on the bench. The game will be televised live on RTE2.

While Munster return to Pro12 action down the road at Myreside at 7.35pm, the Ireland U-20s will also take to the field at Broadwood following the women's encounter, with kick-off at 8.30pm.

Munster academy player Fineen Wycherley starts alongside the sub-academy's Joey Conway and Colm Hogan with further sub-academy representation seen on the bench through Adam Moloney, Conor Fitzgerald and Jack Lyons. This game will also be shown live on RTE2.

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