The Irish Women’s team kick off their 2021 Six Nations Championship campaign against Wales this Saturday in the Cardiff Arms Park at 5pm (live on RTÉ2 and RTÉ Player).
Ireland will be captained by Ul Bohs’ Ciara Griffin with Griggs’ starting XV showing three changes to the side that beat Italy at Energia Park last October.
In total there are three Ul Bohemians’ players included in Griffin at no.8, Eimear Considine at full back and Enya Breen among the replacements.
Munster duo Dorothy Wall and Emily Lane are also named in the 23-Women squad.
There are three uncapped players included in the squad with Eve Higgins at outside centre and Emily Lane and Stacey Flood set for debuts off the bench.
Wales were heavy losers in Round 1 as they fell to a 53-0 defeat to France in the Stade de la Rabine
IRELAND WOMEN’S Team & Replacements (v Wales Women, 2021 Women’s Six Nations Championship Round 2, Cardiff Arms Park, Saturday, April 10, kick-off 5pm)
15. Eimear Considine (UL Bohemian/Munster)(15 caps)
14. Lauren Delany (Sale Sharks/IQ Rugby)(12)
13. Eve Higgins (Railway Union/Leinster)*
12. Sene Naoupu (Old Belvedere/ Leinster)(38)
11. Beibhinn Parsons (Ballinasloe/Blackrock College/Connacht)(8)
10. Hannah Tyrrell (Old Belvedere/Leinster)(17)
9. Kathryn Dane (Old Belvedere/Ulster)(10)
1. Lindsay Peat (Railway Union/Leinster)(31)
2. Cliodhna Moloney (Wasps/IQ Rugby)(23)
3. Linda Djougang (Old Belvedere/Leinster)(9)
4. Aoife McDermott (Railway Union/Leinster)(13)
5. Nichola Fryday (Blackrock College/Connacht)(15)
6. Dorothy Wall (Blackrock College/ Munster)(4)
7. Claire Molloy (Wasps/IQ Rugby)(70)
8. Ciara Griffin (Captain)(UL Bohemian/Munster)(33)
16. Neve Jones (Malone/Ulster)(1)
17. Katie O’Dwyer (Railway Union/Leinster)(1)
18. Laura Feely (Blackrock College/Connacht)(16)
19. Brittany Hogan (DCU/Old Belvedere/Ulster)(1)
20. Hannah O’Connor (Blackrock College/Leinster)(2)
21. Emily Lane (Blackrock College/Munster)*
22. Stacey Flood (Railway Union/Leinster)*
23. Enya Breen (UL Bohemian/Munster)(4).
* Denotes uncapped player