Ireland coach Tom Tierney has made two changes to his side to play Italy this weekend in the Women’s Six Nations.
Elaine Anthony moves from the replacements to partner Marie-Louise Reilly in the second row while Hannah Tyrrell, who was involved with the 7s side last weekend in Sydney comes into the side on the right-wing.
Alisa Hughes, who won her first Ireland cap last week in the win over Scotland will again partner Donegal’s Nora Stapleton at out-half.
Niamh Briggs remains out injured.
Ireland Women v Italy, Sunday 12th Feb, 12.00pm (Irish time)
15. Mairead Coyne (Galwegians / Connacht)
14. Hannah Tyrrell (Old Belvedere/Leinster)
13. Jenny Murphy (Old Belvedere / Leinster)
12. Sene Naoupu (Aylesford Bulls)
11. Alison Miller (Old Belvedere / Connacht)
10. Nora Stapleton (Old Belvedere / Leinster)
9. Ailsa Hughes – (Railway Union / Leinster)
1. Lindsay Peat (Railway Union / Leinster)
2. Leah Lyons (Highfield / Munster)
3. Ailis Egan (Old Belvedere / Leinster)
4. Elaine Anthony (Highfield / Munster)
5. Marie-Louise Reilly (Old Belvedere / Leinster)
6. Ciara Griffin (UL Bohemians / Munster)
7. Claire Molloy (Bristol / Connacht)
8. Paula Fitzpatrick (St. Mary’s College / Leinster) Captain