We bring you live text coverage of the first ever meeting between Ireland Women and the Black Ferns in this vital Pool B clash in the 2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup. The game kicks off at 17:00 UK/Ire time and will be broadcast live on TG4 and Sky Sports.

Ireland: Niamh Briggs, Ashleigh Baxter, Lynne Cantwell, Grace Davitt, Alison Miller, Nora Stapleton, Tania Rosser, Fiona Coghlan, Gillian Bourke, Ailis Egan, Sophie Spence, Marie Louise Reilly, Paula Fitzpatrick, Claire Molloy, Heather O’Brien, Sharon Lynch. Replacements: Fiona Hayes, Laura Guest, Siobhan Fleming, Larissa Muldoon, Jenny Murphy, Vikki McGinn.

New Zealand: Selica Winiata, Renee Wickliffe, Huriana Manuel, Amiria Rule, Honey Hireme, Kelly Brazier, Emma Jensen, Kathleen Wilton, Fiao’o Fa’amausili, Aleisha Nelson, Eloise Blackwell, Jackie Patea, Rawinia Everitt, Linda Itunu, Casey Robertson. Replacements: Stephanie Te Ohaere-Fox, Ruth McKay, Justine Lavea, Aroha Savage, Kendra Cocksedge, Claire Richardson, Shakira Baker


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Ageing hooker who played rugby in England, Wales and Scotland before returning home to see out my twilight years with Larne RFC's Mighty 5th XV. I've a special interest in Irish Women's Rugby and enjoy covering Ireland U20's and Ulster Schools in an attempt to "discover" the stars of the future!