Ireland rugby head coach Greg McWilliams has named an unchanged starting-15 for Saturday’s TikTok Six Nations match with France in Toulouse.
Former Kilkenny College student Nichola Fryday will continue to skipper the team from the second row as Ireland look to bounce back from their opening day defeat to Wales.
Jeff Carter is the head of rugby at Kilkenny College and a former Irish women’s coach had recently been telling Scoreline of the school’s delight at the news.
The bench is also unchanged with Beibhinn Parsons there alongside Christy Haney, who could win her first cap.
Starting line up:
15. Eimear Considine 14. Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe 13. Eve Higgins 12. Stacey Flood 11. Lucy Mulhall 10. Nicole Cronin 9. Aoibheann Reilly
1. Linda Djougang 2. Neve Jones 3. Katie O’Dwyer 4. Nichola Fryday (captain) 5. Sam Monaghan 6. Dorothy Wall 7. Edel McMahon 8. Brittany Hogan
16. Emma Hooban 17. Chloe Pearse 18. Christy Haney 19. Anna McGann 20. Hannah O’Connor 21. Kathryn Dane 22. Enya Breen 23. Beibhinn Parsons
Saturday’s match is live on RTÉ 2 and starts at 2.15pm