Ireland Women make one change for France Six Nations clash
By Mike Patterson
Last Updated: 11/02/16 4:00pm
Ireland Women head coach Tom Tierney has made one change to his side for Saturday's Women's Six Nations game against France at the Stade Aime Giral in Perpignan.
That change comes at hooker where Railway Union's Cliodhna Moloney swaps jerseys with Zoe Grattage, who moves to the replacements' bench.
Ireland opened their campaign with a 21-3 victory over Wales at Donnybrook last weekend, while France also made a flying start as they brushed aside Italy 39-0 at home.
Tierney said: "The French will present a very difficult test this weekend. They had an impressive win over Italy, so they'll be coming into this game very confident.
"However, we're confident ourselves that if we look after the basics and put in a good performance we'll put ourselves in a position to get our first win here against France."
Ireland Women: 15 Niamh Briggs (capt), 14 Elise O'Byrne-White,13 Aine Donnelly, 12 Sene Naoupu, 11 Mairead Coyne, 10 Nikki Caughey, 9 Larissa Muldoon; 1 Ruth O'Reilly, 2 Cliodhna Moloney, 3 Ailis Egan, 4 Sophie Spence, 5 Marie-Louise Reilly, 6 Paula Fitzpatrick, 7 Claire Molloy, 8 Heather O'Brien.
Replacements: 16 Zoe Grattage, 17 Lindsay Peat, 18 Fiona Reidy, 19 Ciara Cooney, 20 Ciara Griffin, 21 Mary Healy, 22 Nora Stapleton, 23 Jackie Shiels.