Leinster Women’s Team Named for Championship decider against Munster
September 14, 2018 / 9:55 am / Lisa Doyle
The Leinster Rugby team to face Munster in a winner-take-all Women’s Interprovincial Championship clash at Energia Park on Saturday (KO 7.30pm) has been announced.
The Women’s team recorded a 17-0 win over Ulster in their opening game and scored seven tries on their way to a 47-0 win away to Connacht last weekend to make sure this year’s Championship went to the final game.
There is one change to the starting XV to take on Munster from the win over Connacht, with Hannah Tyrrell starting at fullback and Lauren Farrell McCabe moving to the bench.
CYM’s Rachel Horan and Railway Union’s Susan Vaughan take their places among the replacements for the 2018 Interprovincial Championship decider.
Speaking after the win over Connacht, Head Coach Ben Armstrong said: “It’s a credit to the backroom staff, strength and conditioning coach Orlaith Curran and physio Niamh Connelly, that I can name an almost unchanged side, with the only changes due to rugby based selection and not forced from injury. We are well aware of the challenge Munster bring to the game and are looking forward to measuring ourselves against the current Interpro champions.”
Entry to the final Interprovincial game is free for Leinster Rugby Season Ticket holders and for those that present their ticket from Leinster v Dragons (RDS Arena, Saturday, KO 5.15pm) at the Energia Park gate.
Leinster Rugby Women
15. Hannah Tyrrell (Old Belvedere RFC)
14. Gemma Matthews (Old Belvedere RFC)
13. Michelle Claffey (Blackrock College RFC)
12. Sene Naoupu (Old Belvedere RFC) CAPTAIN
11. Elise O’Byrne White (Old Belvedere RFC)
10. Nikki Caughey (Railway Union RFC)
9. Ellen Murphy (Old Belvedere RFC)
1. Lindsay Peat (Railway Union RFC)
2. Emma Hooban (St Mary’s College RFC)
3. Katie O’Dwyer (Railway Union RFC)
4. Aoife McDermott (Railway Union RFC)
5. Meg Kendall (Railway Union RFC)
6. Jeamie Deacon (Blackrock College RFC)
7. Juliet Short (Railway Union RFC)
8. Hannah O’Connor (Blackrock College RFC)
16. Chloe Blackmore (Railway Union RFC)
17. Christy Haney (St Mary’s College RFC)
18. Linda Djougang (Old Belvedere RFC)
19. Rachel Horan (CYM)
20. Nicole Purdom (Suttonians RFC)
21. Niamh Griffin (Blackrock College RFC)
22. Susan Vaughan (Railway Union RFC)
23. Lauren Farrell McCabe (Suttonians RFC)