Women’s squad to face Italy

Rugby League Ireland are pleased to confirm our travelling squad to face Italy this coming Saturday 11th June.


Head Coach, John Whalley has named his Ireland Women’s team to head over to Udine, with eight uncapped players in the list. Players come from a range of Irish Championship, Betfred Women’s Super League & Super League South, as well as Premier 15s Rugby Union.

11 players who featured in the inaugural Test match against Wales in October 2021 have retained their places for the latest test match. Captain Pip Birchall (St Helens) and Syphonia Pua (Dublin City Exiles) are late omissions from the squad following respective knee injuries.

Full 19-player squad:


Louise Burgess – (Oxford Cavaliers)*,
Lisa Callan – (Dublin City Exiles) *,
Steph Carroll – (Dublin City Exiles),
Storm Cobain – (Bedford Tigers),
Ali Coleman – (Dublin City Exiles) *,
Erin Coll – (Dublin City Exiles),
Francessca Copley – (Featherstone Rovers),
Roisin Crowe – (Dublin City Exiles),
Emma Curran – (Dublin City Exiles) *,
Clodagh Dunne – (Dublin City Exiles),
Stacy Hanley – (Galway Tribeswomen) *,
Bettie Lambert – (York City Knights),
Ray Lawless – (Dublin City Exiles),
Orla McCallion – (Leeds Rhinos) *,
Iona McCusker – (London Broncos),
Alex McGuinness – (Dublin City Exiles),
Ella Synott – (Galway Tribeswomen) *,
Mairead Quinn – (Leigh Miners Rangers),
Charlie Willett – (Exeter Chiefs) *.

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