Head Coach Adam Griggs has hinted he will make changes for the clash with Italy.
Ireland head-coach Adam Griggs will name his team to face Italy this afternoon.
The sides will meet on Saturday at Energia Park in the third place playoff in the women's Six Nations in association with Guinness.
Portlaoise's Emma Hooban could be in line for a start.
Griggs has hinted at making changes following last week's 41-point loss to France at the same venue.
Rugby writer with the Irish Independent Ruaidhri O'Connor is expecting a closer game this weekend :