Tom Tierney makes one change for Irish Women’s side to play France
Published 11/02/2016 | 15:28
Hooker Cliodhna Moloney comes into the Ireland team to play France in Perpignan in the only change from the side that defeated Wales last time out.
Head coach Tom Tierney has named the Railway Union player in his front row, with Zoe Grattage making way.
"The French will present a very difficult test this weekend.,” Tierney admitted. “They had an impressive win over Italy, so they'll be coming into this game very confident.
“However we're confident ourselves that if we look after the basics and put in a good performance we'll put ourselves in a position to get our first win here against France"
The game will be broadcast live on RTE 2 from 7.45pm on Saturday night, with kick-off at 8pm (Irish time).
Irish Women's Team v France
(Stade Aime Giral, Perpignan, Saturday 13th February, 9pm local / 8pm Ireland)
15. Niamh Briggs (UL. Bohemians / Munster) Captain
14. Elise O'Byrne-White (Old Belvedere / Leinster)
13. Aine Donnelly (Cill Dara / Leinster)
12. Sene Naoupu (Galwegians / Connacht)
11. Mairead Coyne (Galwegians / Connacht)
10. Nikki Caughey (Railway Union / Ulster)
9. Larissa Muldoon (Skewen / Exiles)
1. Ruth O'Reilly (Galwegians / Connacht)
2. Cliodhna Moloney (Railway Union / Leinster)
3. Ailis Egan (Old Belvedere / Leinster)
4. Sophie Spence (Old Belvedere / Leinster)
5. Marie-Louise Reilly (Old Belvedere / Leinster)
6. Paula Fitzpatrick (Toulouse)
7. Claire Molloy (Bristol / Exiles)
8. Heather O'Brien (Toulouse)
16. Zoe Grattage (Tralee / Munster)
17. Lindsay Peat (Railway Union / Leinster)
18. Fiona Reidy (UL Bohemians / Munster)
19. Ciara Cooney (Railway Union / Leinster)
20. Ciara Griffin (Tralee / Munster)
21. Mary Healy (Galwegians / Connacht)
22. Nora Stapleton (Old Belvedere / Leinster)
23. Jackie Shiels (Richmond / Exiles)