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Ladies to start all over again

Italy v Ireland, Stadio Mario Lodigiani, Tonight (KO 6.0)

The standards have been set so high to make it almost unfair for new coach Tom Tierney.

There has been a culture shift the Irish won't want to let go.

They have worked so hard to earn the reputation, as New Zealand found out in the World Cup.

Ireland: N Briggs (capt), H Tyrrell, J Murphy, J Shiels, A Miller; N Stapleton, L Muldoon; R O'Reilly, G Bourke, A Egan, ML Reilly, S Pence, P Fitzpatrick, C Molloy, H O'Brien.