Ireland go with winning formula for England
August 12, 2014
Niamh Briggs is back at fullback for Ireland © IRB
Ireland have gone with the same side that defeated New Zealand in round two ahead of their World Cup semi-final with England on Wednesday in Paris.
Ireland were three from three in their pool and tackle England in the Stade Jean-Bouin Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. In total there are 10 changes from the side that knocked over Kazakhstan as coach Philip Boyle names the same XV that beat the Kiwis.
Doyle said: "We have had a fantastic campaign so far and that has only come from hard work and dedication. We don't intend for it to end here."
Ireland team: Niamh Briggs (UL Bohemians/Munster), Ashleigh Baxter (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster), Lynne Cantwell (Richmond/Exile), Grace Davitt (Cooke/Ulster), Alison Miller (Portlaoise/Connacht), Nora Stapleton (Old Belvedere/Leinster), Tania Rosser (Blackrock/Leinster), Fiona Coghlan (UL Bohemians/Leinster) (capt), Gillian Bourke (UL Bohemians/Munster), Ailis Egan (Old Belvedere/Leinster), Sophie Spence (Old Belvedere/Leinster), Marie Louise Reilly (Old Belvedere/Leinster), Paula Fitzpatrick (St. Mary's College/Leinster), Claire Molloy (Bristol/Connacht), Heather O'Brien (Highfield/Munster)
Replacements: Sharon Lynch (Old Belvedere/Leinster) Fiona Hayes (UL Bohemians/Munster), Siobhan Fleming (Tralee/Munster), Laura Guest (Highfield/Munster), Larissa Muldoon (Bristol/Exile), Jenny Murphy (Old Belvedere/Leinster), Hannah Casey (Saracens/Exile)
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