Stapleton to start World Cup semi final against England

Nora StapletonThe Ireland team and replacements to play England in the semi-final of the IRB Women's Rugby World Cup on Wednesday has been named.

Head coach Philip Doyle has named the same side that overcame New Zealand in round 2 of the pool stages, reversing the 10 personnel changes he made for the Kazakhstan game last time out.

That means Fahan’s Nora Stapleton will start and Cappry’s Larissa Muldoon is on the bench.

Speaking ahead of the semi-final, Doyle said: "We have had a fantastic campaign so far and that has only come from hard work and dedication. We don't intend for it to end here."

Wednesday’s game starts at 5pm Irish time.