Ireland's Women's Six Nations fixtures revealed

Ireland's Women's Six Nations fixtures revealed

AFTER A Six Nations campaign that can only be described as "mixed" for Ireland's men's team, we can now look forward to seeing our women aim for glory.

The tournament will consist of two pools of three teams before concluding with Finals Day on 24 April. Pool A consists of England, Italy and Scotland while Pool B features France, Ireland and Wales.

As a result, Ireland's first game is against Wales, and will take place at 5pm on 10 April.

A week later we take on France in Donnybrook at 2.15 on 17 April.

From then, it all depends on how the results have gone, but luckily, it has never been easier to keep up to date with it all.

For the first time, all games will be available in one place 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.

Ireland's coaching group have included five uncapped players in a squad of 35 for the upcoming Women’s Six Nations Championship, all of whom have played for the 7s team, and have represented Ireland at the HSBC World Rugby Sevens.

Emily Lane, Eve Higgins, Stacey Flood, Grace Moore and Amee Leigh Murphy Crowe are the uncapped players called up to the squad.

The squad in full can be seen here.