LAURA Feely has been named among the Ireland replacements to face Wales in Saturday’s Women’s Six Nations game in Cardiff.
Feely, capped 16 times by her country, is among the subs as Head Coach Adam Griggs includes debutant Eve Higgins in his starting XV.
Ireland will be captained by Ciara Griffin in the opening game of their 2021 Championship campaign at Cardiff Arms Park (Kick-off 5pm, live on RTÉ2 and RTÉ Player), with Griggs’ starting XV showing three changes to the side that beat Italy at Energia Park last October.
Commenting on his selection, Head Coach Griggs says the competition for places within the squad has intensified in recent weeks as the squad stepped up their preparations at the IRFU High Performance Centre.
“We are extremely confident in the squad we have selected,” he said. “We have had a great deal of time to prepare together and this group of players have earned the responsibility to bring the high standards we have set ourselves throughout training into this first game.”
Ballybofey woman Feely plays for Blackrock College and Connacht.
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