BBC Sport - Niamh Briggs: Injured Ireland captain says hosts will embrace World Cup home advantage

Ireland women to 'embrace' World Cup host status

Speaking before injury ruled her out of the tournament, Ireland captain Niamh Briggs said the Women's Rugby World Cup hosts will "embrace and cherish" home advantage.

Briggs says the squad have "learned a lot" from reaching the semi-finals in 2014.

Ireland coach Tom Tierney says the squad will be prepared for every eventuality at the event, which starts on 9 August.

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