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Lucy Mulhall will make her Eire debut within the qualifier in Italy

Eire coach Adam Griggs has introduced in uncapped centre Lucy Mulhall for Monday’s opening World Cup qualifier in opposition to Spain in Parma.

The Eire Sevens captain is the one change from the line-up in opposition to Italy within the Six Nations in April.

Uncapped centre Sam Monaghan is among the many replacements.

“Spain will present a stern check and the group are absolutely centered on beginning our marketing campaign on the entrance foot,” mentioned Griggs.

He added: “We’re assured the combos and cohesion constructed up by way of the Ladies’s Six Nations will stand us in good stead for the challenges forward, and we’re now excited to stand up and working on Monday night.

Exhausting graft

“Now we have been constructing in direction of this event for various months now, and the gamers have put in an enormous quantity of labor to get thus far.

“The 23 chosen have the honour of representing the broader group as we got down to obtain our objective of Rugby World Cup qualification.”

Mulhall was a doable choice for fly-half however as anticipated the ten shirt goes to Stacey Flood.

After Spain, Eire will tackle Six Nations rivals Italy on 19 September earlier than enjoying Scotland, the bottom ranked group of the 4, of their last qualifier on 25 September.

The facet that finishes prime will guide a spot on the World Cup subsequent yr, with the runner-up coming into the ultimate qualification event.

Eire: E Considine; AL Murphy Crowe, L Mulhall, S Naoupu, B Parsons; S Flood, Ok Dane; L Peat, C Moloney, L Djougang, A McDermott, N Fryday, D Wall, C Griffin, B Hogan,

Replacements: N Jones, L Feely, L Lyons, S Monaghan, E McMahon, E Lane, E Breen, L Delany.