Women’s Six Nations: Ireland v France
Venue: Donnybrook, Dublin Date: Saturday, 9 March Kick off: 19:00 GMT
Coverage: Live on BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app

As the negative shows five changes from the defeat by Italy enya Breen will her debut Ireland against France at Saturday’s Women’s Six Nations match.

Munster player Breen replaces Michelle Claffey at centre.

There are two row fluctuations because Fiona Reidy and hooker Deirbhile Nic A Bhaird take over from Emma Hooban and Leah Lyons.

Juliet Short yields at in place of Aoife McDermott using Ulster rear row Claire McLaughlin Set to Anna Caplice.

With McLaughlin termed at number eight, captain Ciara Griffin switches to flanker.

Coach Adam Griggs says the Irish have put with the practice field since the narrow defeat that is 29-27 by the Italians.

“We need to be clinical while we get in to good areas of the field and put teams under pressure together with our physicality and strong defence to make teams work tougher to their points,” said the Ireland coach.

But, Griggs accepts that his team could face a tough test against the Six Nations champions that are .

“They are the present champions for a reason and are coming on the back of two good wins [out of three games].

“But we understand if we can get our detail we could place them under some pressure and make them have to think how they approach this match .”

Grand-slam chasing England but the French regrouped beat the holders 41-26 to defeat Scotland time after having a thumping opening 52-3 win over Wales.

With a 22-5 a way win in Scotland ireland lie fourth following their 51-7 home hammering.


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