Scots Ready For Irish Challenge

Scotland Women will be up against their Irish counterparts at St Mary's, Dublin on Friday night. The Scots' head coach Lee Adamson is looking to put the defeat to Wales behind his team and move on to the challenge ahead. He said: "We learned a lot from our last performance and have worked hard on the areas where we weren't as good as we'd like to have been."

Scotland Women will be up against their Irish counterparts at St Mary's, Dublin on Friday night.

The Scots' head coach Lee Adamson is looking to put the defeat to Wales behind his team and move on to the challenge ahead. He said: "We learned a lot from our last performance and have worked hard on the areas where we weren't as good as we'd like to have been."

Adamson feels that their preparation has been encouraging and will be looking to win. _x001C_We had an excellent weekend, the weather was brilliant. If we perform at the top end of our abilities then I'm confident we'll get the result we're looking for,_x001D_ he added.

Adamson knows exactly what kind test Scotland will face on Friday night, _x001C_It'll be a difficult game, Ireland play an expansive style and will be looking to get the ball out wide. We'll have to overcome that and make sure we focus on our style of rugby._x001D_

Scotland make two changes to the team that played Wales earlier this month, Cara D'Silva replaces Tanya Griffiths on the wing and Louise Moffat is in for Sonia Cull in the back row.

Scotland Women's team to play Ireland Women in the Women's Six Nations Championship at St Mary's, Dublin, on Friday 22nd February (kick-off 6pm)

15 Lynsey Douglas (Richmond)
14 Hazel Bielinski (Hillhead/Jordanhill)
13 Veronica Fitzpatrick (RHC)
12 Suzi Newton (Blaydon/Team Northumbria)
11 Cara D'Silva (RHC)
10 Louise Dalgleish (RHC)
9 Sarah Gill (Murrayfield Wanderers)

1 Heather Lockhart (Hillhead/Jordanhill)
2 Sarah-Louise Walker (Watsonians)
3 Beth Dickens (Murrayfield Wanderers)
4 Jilly McCord (RHC) CAPTAIN
5 Lindsay Wheeler (Blaydon/Team Northumbria)
6 Lana Blyth (Murrayfield Wanderers)
7 Louise Moffat (RHC)
8 Lynne Reid (RHC)

Substitutes
16 Joan Hutchison (Hillhead/Jordanhill)
17 Mary Lafaika(GHA)
18 Alex Pratt (Watsonians)
19 Keri Holdsworth (Watsonians)
20 Laura Steven(Murrayfield Wanderers)
22 Tanya Griffith(RHC)
22 Julie Sanaghan(Kirkcaldy)