Ulster U18 Women welcome Leinster U18 Women to Portadown Rugby Club an Sunday afternoon for the second round of the Women’s U18 Interprovincial series. The match kicks off at 12:30.

Leinster clocked up a convincing win against Munster in the opening round and Ulster went down to Connacht with a disappointing second half display in Ballinasloe .

It was all a bit one dimensional from the Ulster girls who do have an exciting back line but they will need to punch round the edges of the rucks more frequently to tie up a few tacklers as even Women’s youth rugby is plagued with incredibly negative defensive tactics.

Ulster have made one change, with the impressive Emma Kearney unavailable the experienced Ava Fannin comes into the front row with Hannah Cooney joining the match day squad.

Ulster U18 Women Leinster U18 Women
Ruth Gilsenan 15 Ella Roberts
Sophie Kinghan 14 Caoimhe O’Callaghan
Amanda McQuade 13 Ali Miley
Kelly McCormill 12 Kathryn Dempsey
Emma Ryan 11 Molly Fitzgerald
Lisa Mullen 10 Ava Jenkins
Amber Redmond 9 Jane Waters
Ella Garland 1 Meadhbh Ocallaghan
Aoife Cahill 2 Jessica Keating
Ava Fannin 3 Rachel Murtagh
Sorcha Higgins 4 Judy Bobbett
Naomi McCord 5 Holly Leach
Lucy Turkington 6 Katelynn Doran
Katie Hetherington 7 Niamh Hickey
Ciara Byers 8 Meadbh Scally
Cara O’Neil 16 Emily Slater
Delyth Cook 17 Ellie Meade
Hannah Cooney 18 Nicola Gibson
Fern Wilson 19 Ivanna Dempsey
India Daley 20 Rachel Winters
Zoe Rafferty 21 Ciara Carbery
 Zara Flack 22 Kate Farrell
Toni Macartney 23 Ciara Faulkner

 

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