WOMEN'S WORLD CUP
Pool A: Canada, England, Samoa, Spain
Pool B: Ireland, Kazakhstan, New Zealand, USA
Pool C: Australia, France, South Africa, Wales
v USA, today 4.0; v New Zealand, Aug 5, 5.0; v Kazakhstan, Aug 9, 12.0
Four points for a win, two points for a draw, with a bonus point awarded for scoring four or more tries. Teams which lose by seven points or less get a bonus point. Three pool winners progress to the semi-finals as well as the best second-placed side.
IRELAND (v USA) - N Briggs (UL Bohemians); A Baxter (Belfast Har), L Cantwell (Richmond), G Davitt (Cooke), A Miller (Portlaoise); N Stapleton (Old Belvedere), T Rosser (Blackrock); F Coghlan (UL Bohemians), G Bourke (UL Bohemians), A Egan (Blackrock); S Spence (Old Belvedere), ML O'Reilly (Old Belvedere); S Fleming (Tralee), C Molloy (Bristol), H O'Brien (Highfield). Reps: S Lynch (Old Belvedere), F Hayes (UL Bohemians), L Guest (Highfield), P Fitzpatrick (St Mary's), L Muldoon (Bristol), J Murphy (Old Belvedere), J Shiels (Richmond).