Vicky Irwin, Women’s Six Nations: Vicky Irwin will make her debut against Scotland in the Irish Women’s Six Nations

Vicky Irwin
Irwin joined the Premier 15s side Sale Sharks for 2020
Venue:Kingspan Stadium, Belfast Date: Saturday, 30 April Kick-off: 20:00 BST
Coverage: Watch on BBC Two NI & BBC iPlayer; follow live text commentary on the BBC Sport website

Vicky Irwin, a fullback, will make an international debut on Saturday as Ireland finishes their Women's Six Nations at Home to Scotland.

The Sale Sharks' back is one of three changes to the side that was defeated 69-0 by England last Saturday.

Lock Sam Monaghan is back from injury, and Nikki Caughey replaces Nicole Cronin at flyhalf.

Sene Naoupu is now able to play after she was cleared for it following her red card against England.

The centre was sent away for a high tackle against Emily Scarratt. However, an independent judicial committee determined that the challenge was not worthy to be given a yellow.

Molly Scuffil McCabe, a native Ulster, moves to the left wing after making her Welford Road debut last Sunday. Aoife Doyle completes the back three.

Caughey is in for her 14th senior cap international, having not played yet in this tournament. Ireland hopes to end the campaign with a win at Belfast.

Aoife McDermott returns to Monaghan's side, marking the last change in a pack that impressed during the set-piece against England.

This year, Ireland is fourth in the championship. Their only win was at home to Italy in round 3.

Scotland wants to avoid the wooden spoon. They currently sit sixth in the table, without any wins.

They can also draw on recent success against Ireland. In September, they won a dramatic win in Rome as Ireland's hopes of qualifying to the World Cup were crushed.

Ireland: Irwin, Doyle, Naoupu; Breen, Scuffil McCabe; Caughey; Dane; Djougang; Jones, Haney (capt), Monaghan Wall, McMahon and O'Connor.

Replacements: Hooban, Pearse O'Dwyer McDermott Moore Og O'Leary Hughes Claffey

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