Tania Rosser back for Ireland Women after ending four-year retirement
TG4 to broadcast all Irish World Cup matches in France
Tania Rosser back after four year retirement. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho
“Tania is fitter than ever and in the best form of her career,” said Ireland backs coach Greg McWilliams.
Hooker Stacey-Lee Kennedy (anterior cruciate ligament tear) is another to miss out and Joy Neville retired last season but otherwise the 2013 Grand Slam squad remains intact.
Ireland World Cup Squad Forwards (13): Gillian Bourke (UL Bohemians/Munster) Fiona Coghlan (capt, UL Bohemians/Leinster) Kerrie Ann Craddock (Saracens/Exiles) Ailis Egan (Old Belvedere/Leinster) Orla Fitzsimons (St Mary’s College/Leinster) Siobhan Fleming (Tralee/Munster) Laura Guest (Highfield/Munster) Fiona Hayes (UL Bohemians/Munster) Sharon Lynch (Old Belvedere/Leinster) Claire Molloy (Bristol/Connacht) Heather O’Brien (Highfield RFC/Munster) Marie Louise Reilly (Old Belvedere/Leinster) Sophie Spence (Old Belvedere/Leinster). Backs (13): Ashleigh Baxter (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster) Niamh Briggs (UL Bohemians/Munster) Lynne Cantwell (Richmond RFC/Exile) Hannah Casey (Saracens/Exiles) Grace Davitt (Cooke/Ulster) Paula Fitzpatrick (St Mary’s College/Leinster) Niamh Kavanagh (UL Bohemians/Munster) Alison Miller (Portlaoise/Connacht) Larissa Muldoon (Bristol/Exile) Jenny Murphy (Old Belvedere/Leinster) Tania Rosser (Blackrock/Leinster) Nora Stapleton (Old Belvedere/Leinster) Jackie Shiels (Richmond RFC/Exile)