22 February 2020

Ireland announce team to face England in the Six Nations

Aoife Doyle will start for Ireland in their Six Nations match against England on Sunday.

Head coach Adam Griggs has made two changes to his side including benching Beibhinn Parsons in favour of Doyle.

Katie Fitzhenry will also start ahead of Michelle Claffey at Castle Park in Doncaster.

Both England and Ireland have won both of their opening matches.

Griggs said: "England are defending champions and are unbeaten so it's going to be a real challenge

"We are really looking forward to travelling over to Doncaster for this match.

"We have had a solid start to the tournament with two wins and are happy with the step up in our performance from week to week so far.

"We intend to focus on what we can control within our own game and believe if we get our systems right that we should be able to really put them under pressure.

"We have no intention of giving them anything easy and are relishing the opportunity to test ourselves against one of the best in the world."

Starting 15: Considine; Delany, Naoupu, Fitzhenry, Doyle, Keohane, Dane, Peat, Moloney, Djougang, McDermott, Bobbett, Griffin (capt), McMahon, Caplice.

Replacements: Dabanovich, Feely, Lyons, Cooney, Wall, Cronin, Muldoon, Tyrrell.

England v Ireland kicks off on Sunday at 12.45pm.

The best videos delivered daily

Watch the stories that matter, right from your inbox