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09 Dec 2021

Laura Feely named on Ireland team to face Japan on Saturday

Laura Feely named on Ireland team to face Japan on Saturday

Laura Feely of Ireland is tackled by Francesca Sgorbini of Italy during the Rugby World Cup 2022 Europe Qualifying Tournament match

Ballybofey's Laura Feely has been named in Ireland's starting XV for Saturday’s Autumn Test against Japan at the RDS (Kick-off 3pm, live on RTÉ2).

Last week, Ireland Women marked their historic first appearance at the RDS with a well-judged 20-10 victory over a tenacious USA side.

Feely is named as loose-head prop. She plays her rugby for Blackrock College and Connacht and will be winning her 23rd cap.

Ireland team
15. Lauren Delany (Sale Sharks/IQ Rugby)(17)
14. Aoife Doyle (Railway Union/Munster)(6)
13. Eimear Considine (UL Bohemians/Munster)(22)
12. Sene Naoupu (Old Belvedere/Leinster)(45)
11. Laura Sheehan (Exeter Chiefs/IQ Rugby)(5)
10. Enya Breen (UL Bohemians/Munster)(8)
9. Kathryn Dane (Old Belvedere/Ulster)(17)

1. Laura Feely (Blackrock College/Connacht)(22)
2. Neve Jones (Malone/Ulster)(5)
3. Linda Djougang (ASM Romagnat Rugby/Leinster)(16)
4. Aoife McDermott (Railway Union/Leinster)(17)
5. Sam Monaghan (Wasps/IQ Rugby)(4)
6. Ciara Griffin (UL Bohemians/Munster)(Captain)(40)
7. Edel McMahon (Wasps/IQ Rugby)(13)
8. Hannah O’Connor (Blackrock College/Leinster)(6).

Replacements:

16. Cliodhna Moloney (Wasps/IQ Rugby)(30)
17. Katie O’Dwyer (Railway Union/Leinster)(4)
18. Mary Healy (Naas/Suttonians/Leinster)*
19. Anna Caplice (Gloucester-Hartpury/IQ Rugby)(15)
20. Maeve Og O’Leary (Blackrock College/Munster)(1)
21. Alisa Hughes (Railway Union/Leinster)(13)
22. Shannon Touhey (Tullamore/Connacht)*
23. Ella Roberts (Wicklow/Leinster)*

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