Ireland hope to get off to winning start in Women's Six Nations

Ireland hope to get off to winning start in Women's Six Nations

LET'S GET behind our Girls in Green.

After what was realistically quite a disappointing Six Nations campaign for the men's team, we now turn our eyes Ireland's women, to see if they can get the job done.

Off the bat they are up against it, as they are an amateur side mostly, compared to England who are fully professional and France who are semi-professional.

But our opening game against Wales this Saturday gives us a great chance to get off to a winning start, especially with the team selected.

It's an experienced side, with just three changes being made to the team that beat Italy last October.

Commenting on his selection, Head Coach Griggs says the competition for places within the squad has intensified in recent weeks, but that he feels this side can get the job done.

“We are extremely confident in the squad we have selected,” he said. “We have had a great deal of time to prepare together and this group of players have earned the responsibility to bring the high standards we have set ourselves throughout training into this first game.“

And if you are looking to tune into the game (and the rest of the tournament), then you are in luck.

Every game from the tournament will be available to watch in the UK, the Republic of Ireland and Italy, with the BBC, RTÉ and Eurosport carrying all nine matches on a mix of terrestrial and digital services.

Get in there.

Ireland vs Wales kicks off at 5pm on Saturday in Cardiff Arms Park.