After last weeks 27-26 away win over Wales Development XV, the Combined Provinces team has named for the clash with The Thistles at Kingspan Stadium on Saturday.

14 Leinster Rugby players have been named in the matchday 23. Hannah O’Connor will once again lead the side out as co-captain alongside Dannah O’Brien.

Last week in Cardiff, all five tries for the Combined Provinces side came from Leinster Rugby players as Emma Hooban, Ailsa Hughes, Aoife Dalton and a double from Ella Roberts helped the Irish side to an opening day win.

Saturday’s game kicks off at 4:30pm and can be seen live on the Irish Rugby YouTube channel.


Combined Provinces XV (v The Thistles):

15. Ella Durkan (Ulster/Blackrock College RFC)
14. Clara Barrett (Connacht/UL Bohemians RFC)
13. Leah Tarpey (Leinster/Railway Union RFC)
12. Aoife Dalton (Leinster/Old Belvedere RFC)
11. Ella Roberts (Leinster/Wicklow RFC)
10. Dannah O’Brien (Leinster/Old Belvedere RFC)
9. Molly Scuffil McCabe (Leinster/Railway Union)

1. Niamh O’Dowd (Leinster/Old Belvedere RFC)
2. Emma Hooban (Leinster/Blackrock College RFC)
3. Linda Djougang (Leinster/Old Belvedere RFC)
4. Claire Bennett (Munster/UL Bohemians RFC)
5. Fiona Tuite (Ulster/Old Belvedere RFC)
6. Deirbhile Nic a Bhaird (Munster/Old Belvedere RFC)
7. Maeve Og O’Leary (Munster/Blackrock College RFC)
8. Hannah O’Connor (Leinster/Blackrock College RFC) (captain)


16. Jess Keating (Leinster/Old Belvedere RFC)
17. Mary Healy (Leinster/Naas RFC/Suttonians RFC)
18. Megan Collis (Leinster/Railway Union RFC)
19. Eimear Corri (Leinster/Blackrock College RFC)
20. Sophie Barrett (Ulster/Enniskillen RFC)
21. Katie Whelan (Leinster/Old Belvedere RFC)
22. Kayla Waldron (Connacht/Galwegians RFC)
23. Maeve Liston (Ulster/Blackrock College RFC).