The teams are up for the WRWC2017 5th place semi final between Ireland and Australia which takes place tomorrow afternoon at Ravenhill stadium. Kick off 14:00.

Ireland have made nine positional and personnel changes to the side thot played against Australia in their opeing match of this tournament, Australia make eight changes.

Of note to us Ulster supporters is that there are no Ulster player in the starting XV for the second successive match but there are three on the bench. Cooke player Ilse van Staten has been called into the team as a replacement for Ruth O’Reilly. Van Staden is joined on the bench by fellow Cooke player Claire McLaughlin, who makes her first squad of the tournament and Railway Union’s Larissa Muldoon makes up the trio.

It’s a case of the usual awl guff from both sets of management with Australia promising a few new tricks and Ireland coming out with how hard they’ve trained and how up they are for this one. Ireland should win, but I suspect that Australia have had the better preparation after having a much more comfortable win against Japan than Ireland did.

Ireland    Australia
Hannah Tyrrell 15 Samantha Treherne
Louise Galvin 14 Nareta Marsters
Jenny Murphy 13 Sarah Riordan
Sene Naoupu 12 Sharni Williams
Alison Miller 11 Mahalia Murphy
Nora Stapleton 10 Ashleigh Hewson
Nicole Cronin 9 Katrina Barker
Lindsay Peat 1 Liz Patu
Cliodhna Moloney 2 Cheyenne Campbell
Ailis Egan 3 Hilisha Samoa
Ciara Cooney 4 Rebecca Clough
Marie Louise Reilly 5 Alisha Hewett
Ciara Griffin 6 Millie Boyle
Claire Molloy 7 Chloe Butler
Paula Fitzpatrick 8 Grace Hamilton
Leah Lyons 16 Emily Robinson
Ilse Van Staden 17 Violeta Tupuola
Ciara O’Connor 18 Hana Ngaha
Sophie Spence 19 Mollie Gray
Anna Caplice 20 Kate Brown
Larissa Muldoon 21 Fenella Hake
Katie Fitzhenry 22 Kayla Sauvao
Claire McLaughlin 23 Trilleen Pomare