Ireland Women name squad for Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow

Ireland Women name squad for Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow

Ireland women's Sevens coach Jon Skurr has match his Australian counterpart in Pool B in selecting his final squad for the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow on 28-30 June. The Irish players selected have tasted plenty of success at international level this season. Jenny Murphy, Claire Molloy, Claire Molloy, Larissa Muldoon, Lynne Cantwell, Alison Miller, Shannon Houston, Amy Davis and Ashleigh Baxter all lifted the Six Nations trophy and since then they have also impressed on the Sevens stage, winning Plate titles in China, Brive and London and finishing fifth overall at the recent European Championships.

Ireland women's Sevens coach Jon Skurr has match his Australian counterpart in Pool B in selecting his final squad for the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow on 28-30 June.

The Irish players selected have tasted plenty of success at international level this season. Jenny Murphy, Claire Molloy, Claire Molloy, Larissa Muldoon, Lynne Cantwell, Alison Miller, Shannon Houston, Amy Davis and Ashleigh Baxter all lifted the Six Nations trophy and since then they have also impressed on the Sevens stage, winning Plate titles in China, Brive and London and finishing fifth overall at the recent European Championships.

Injury has ruled out a number of players, most noticeably Niamh Briggs whose early forays in the Sevens game had been highly promising, but the Irish squad contains a number of highly experienced internationals.

Ireland's most capped player Lynne Cantwell will be a key leader alongside captain Claire Molloy.

Skurr said: "Along the way we have picked up some notable wins but this is the biggest test of all. It is really tough on those girls who have missed out, particularly through injury, but I know that the 12 we have selected will do their best to make everyone who has worked for this proud of them."

Ireland will line up against defending World champions Australia, China and South Africa in their pool.

Ireland: Jenny Murphy, Claire Molloy, Sophie Spence, Jeanette Feighery, Larissa Muldoon Lynne Cantwell, Alison Miller, Shannon Houston, Amy Davis, Ashleigh Baxter, Laura O'Mahony, Nicole Caughey