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Offaly Woman To Win 16th Cap In Six Nations Opener Against Wales

Nichola Fryday will pack down in the second row.

Offaly's Nichola Fryday has been named to start as Ireland open their Six Nations Women's campaign this weekend. 

She'll win her 16th cap in the second row alongside Aoife McDermott. 

Adam Griggs included three uncapped players in his squad for the game against Wales on Saturday. 

Kick-off is at 5pm.

After a prolonged period without a game, Griggs says the squad is raring to go:

Starting XV: 

15. Eimear Considine (UL Bohemian/Munster)(15 caps)

14. Lauren Delany (Sale Sharks/IQ Rugby)(12)

13. Eve Higgins (Railway Union/Leinster)*

12. Sene Naoupu (Old Belvedere/ Leinster)(38)

11. Beibhinn Parsons (Ballinasloe/Blackrock College/Connacht)(8)

10. Hannah Tyrrell (Old Belvedere/Leinster)(17)

9. Kathryn Dane (Old Belvedere/Ulster)(10)

1. Lindsay Peat (Railway Union/Leinster)(31)

2. Cliodhna Moloney (Wasps/IQ Rugby)(23)

3. Linda Djougang (Old Belvedere/Leinster)(9)

4. Aoife McDermott (Railway Union/Leinster)(13)

5. Nichola Fryday (Blackrock College/Connacht)(15)

6. Dorothy Wall (Blackrock College/ Munster)(4)

7. Claire Molloy (Wasps/IQ Rugby)(70)

8. Ciara Griffin (Captain)(UL Bohemian/Munster)(33)

Replacements:

16. Neve Jones (Malone/Ulster)(1)

17. Katie O’Dwyer (Railway Union/Leinster)(1)

18. Laura Feely (Blackrock College/Connacht)(16)

19. Brittany Hogan (DCU/Old Belvedere/Ulster)(1)

20. Hannah O’Connor (Blackrock College/Leinster)(2)

21. Emily Lane (Blackrock College/Munster)*

22. Stacey Flood (Railway Union/Leinster)*

23. Enya Breen (UL Bohemian/Munster)(4).

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