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Ireland’s Eimear Considine is tackled by Welsh duo Alecs Donovan (left) and Paige Randall during their 2019 international at the UCD Bowl. Photo: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Ireland’s Eimear Considine is tackled by Welsh duo Alecs Donovan (left) and Paige Randall during their 2019 international at the UCD Bowl. Photo: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

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Ireland’s Eimear Considine is tackled by Welsh duo Alecs Donovan (left) and Paige Randall during their 2019 international at the UCD Bowl. Photo: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Ireland coach Adam Griggs has made three changes to the Irish Women's team ahead of Sunday's clash with Wales.

Eimear Considine, Claire Keohane and debutant Judy Bobbett come in with Aoife Doyle, Nichola Fryday and the injured Ellen Murphy making way from the team that beat Scotland last week.

Considine returns from injury to slot in at full-back with Lauren Delaney moving to the wing alongside Beibhinn Parsons.

Keohane, who came off the bench last week for her first XVs cap last week, comes in at out-half to partner Kathryn Dane.

Bobbett will start in the second row with Aoife McDermot, Edel McMahon, Anna Caplice and captain, Ciara Griffin completing the pack.

Speaking on his side, Griggs said “It was great to start the campaign with a win. We started the game against Scotland well, but we have areas to work on for this weekend.

"Wales are a familiar side, we played them in November, and we lost to them in the final minutes of that game. We know how strong they are and where the threats are.

"I've no doubt they will be looking for a result on Sunday. If we get the small things right, I am confident we can come out on the right side."

Ireland Women Team & Substitutes v Wales, Women’s Six Nations Championship 2020, Energia Park, Dublin, Sunday, 8th February, 1pm

15- Eimear Considine (UL Bohemian/ Munster)
14 - Lauren Delany (Firwood Waterloo/ IQ Rugby)
13 - Sene Naoupu (Old Belvedere/ Leinster)
12 - Michelle Claffey (Blackrock/ Leinster)
11 - Beibhinn Parsons (Ballinasloe/ Connacht)
10 - Claire Keohane (Railway Union/ Munster)
9 - Kathryn Dane (Old Belvedere/ Ulster)
1 - Lindsay Peat (Railway Union/ Leinster)
2 - Cliodhna Moloney (Wasps/ IQ Rugby)
3 - Linda Djougang (Old Belvedere/ Leinster)
4 - Aoife McDermott (Railway Union/ Leinster)
5 – Judy Bobbett (Blackrock/ Leinster)
6 - Ciara Griffin (UL Bohemian/ Munster) Capt.
7 - Edel McMahon (Wasps/ Connacht / IQ Rugby)
8 - Anna Caplice (Harlequins/ IQ Rugby)

Replacements:

16 - Victoria Dabanovich O'Mahony (Old Belvedere/ Leinster)
17 - Laura Feely (Galwegians/ Connacht)
18 - Anne-Marie O’Hora (Galweigans/ Connacht)
19 - Ciara Cooney (Railway Union/ Leinster)
20 - Dorothy Wall (Railway Union/ Munster)
21 - Nicole Cronin (UL Bohemian / Munster)
22 - Larissa Muldoon (Railway Union/ Leinster)
23 - Aoife Doyle (Railway Union/ Munster)

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