Muldoon and Stapleton among Ireland bench for Italy game

Nora Stapleton

The Ireland Women's team has made wholesale changes for their match against Italy on Sunday.

Donegal girls Larissa Muldoon and Nora Stapleton are among the replacements as coach Tom Tierney makes eight changes from the side which lost to England last time out.

There's a new back-three as Kim Flood and Liz Burke will both make their debuts while winger Alison Miller also returns to the side after her involvement in the Sevens squad last month.

Scrum-half Mary Healy will be making her first Six Nations start while there's also full debuts for prop Lindsay Peat and second-row Elaine Anthony.