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Saturday 16 December 2017

West wants women to maintain Wales form for Scots tie

ireland Women v Scotland Women, Ashbourne RFC, TONIGHT 7.30

Coach Kevin West has made three changes, bringing in hooker Gillian Bourke, openside Sinead Ryan and wing Nora Stapleton as Ireland look for their third win of the campaign.

West will want his players to maintain the sort of form that yielded an emphatic 18-3 win over Wales last week with inspirational figures in captain Fiona Coughlan and number eight Joy Neville.

Verdict: Ireland

Ireland: N Briggs; A Davis, J O'Sullivan G Devitt, N Stapleton; H Brosnan, T Rosser; F Coghlan (capt), G Bourke, L Day, K O'Loughlin, M-L Reilly, O Brennan, S Ryan, J Neville.

Scotland: N Halfpenny; C Hawthorn, L Millard, V Fitzpatrick, L Douglas; T Griffith, L Dalgliesh; H Lockhart, S Walker, G McCord, L Moffatt, L Wheeler, L Reid, D Kennedy, S Brown.

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