The teams are up for the WRWC2017 5th place semi final between Ireland and Australia which takes place tomorrow afternoon at Ravenhill stadium. Kick off 14:00.
Ireland have made nine positional and personnel changes to the side that played against Australia in their opening match of this tournament, Australia make eight changes.
Of note to us Ulster supporters is that there are no Ulster player in the starting XV for the second successive match but there are three on the bench. Cooke player Ilse van Staten has been called into the team as a replacement for Ruth O’Reilly. Van Staden is joined on the bench by fellow Cooke player Claire McLaughlin, who makes her first squad of the tournament and Railway Union’s Larissa Muldoon makes up the trio.
It’s a case of the usual awl guff from both sets of management with Australia promising a few new tricks and Ireland coming out with how hard they’ve trained and how up they are for this one. Ireland should win, but I suspect that Australia have had the better preparation after having a much more comfortable win against Japan than Ireland did.
|Hannah Tyrrell||15||Samantha Treherne|
|Louise Galvin||14||Nareta Marsters|
|Jenny Murphy||13||Sarah Riordan|
|Sene Naoupu||12||Sharni Williams|
|Alison Miller||11||Mahalia Murphy|
|Nora Stapleton||10||Ashleigh Hewson|
|Nicole Cronin||9||Katrina Barker|
|Lindsay Peat||1||Liz Patu|
|Cliodhna Moloney||2||Cheyenne Campbell|
|Ailis Egan||3||Hilisha Samoa|
|Ciara Cooney||4||Rebecca Clough|
|Marie Louise Reilly||5||Alisha Hewett|
|Ciara Griffin||6||Millie Boyle|
|Claire Molloy||7||Chloe Butler|
|Paula Fitzpatrick||8||Grace Hamilton|
|Leah Lyons||16||Emily Robinson|
|Ilse Van Staden||17||Violeta Tupuola|
|Ciara O’Connor||18||Hana Ngaha|
|Sophie Spence||19||Mollie Gray|
|Anna Caplice||20||Kate Brown|
|Larissa Muldoon||21||Fenella Hake|
|Katie Fitzhenry||22||Kayla Sauvao|
|Claire McLaughlin||23||Trilleen Pomare|