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WRWC2017: Teams up for Ireland v Wales

The teams were announced earlier this afternoon for the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup 7th Place Play Off match between Ireland Women and Wales Women.

The match has added significance as the winner will gain automatic qualification for the next World Cup. Losing, however wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world for either with both sides likely to qualify through their European placement in the Six Nations anyway I believe.

It’s been a difficult tournament for the hosts and this match is unlikely to be different. All the Irish backs, outside of Nora Stapleton and Alison Miller, have limited international XV’s experience against what is likely to be an aggressive Wales who would love nothing better than getting a win over Ireland on home soil.

Could go either way, though Ireland’s pack should see them through.

The match kicks off at 2:00 pm on Saturday. It will not be broadcast in Northern Ireland unless you can get RTE or Eir Sports. It should however be possible to pick up a live feed at World Rugby or on their Facebook feed.

Hannah Tyrrell15Elinor Snowsill
Eimear Considine14Elen Evans
Katie Fitzhenry13Gemma Rowland
Jeamie Deacon12Hannah Jones
Alison Miller11Jasmine Joyce
Nora Stapleton10Robyn Wilkins
Nicole Cronin9Keira Bevan
Lindsay Peat1Caryl Thomas
Cliodhna Moloney2Carys Phillips (c)
Ailis Egan3Amy Evans
Ciara Cooney4Siwan Lillicrap
Marie Louise Reilly5Melissa Clay
Paula Fitzpatrick (c)6Alisha Butchers
Ciara Griffin7Rachel Taylor
Heather O’Brien9Sioned Harries
Leah Lyons16Kelsey Jones
Ilse Van Staden17Gwenllian Pyrs
Ciara O’Connor18Cerys Hale
Sophie Spence19Shona Powell-Hughes
Ashleigh Baxter20Lleucu George
Larissa Muldoon21Sian Moore
Sene Naoupu22India Berbillion
Mairead Coyne23Jodie Evans

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