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Women's Six Nations team news

Ireland women v Italy women (13:00 GMT)

Ireland women: Ireland coach Adam Griggs has made three changes from the opening 24-0 defeat by France for Sunday's Women's Six Nations game against Italy.

Paula Fitzpatrick and Nichola Fryday replace injured Ciara Cooney and Orla Fitzsimons in the second row. In the other change, Katie Fitzhenry takes over from Ulster's Claire McLaughlin at centre.

Italy women: Italy have made three changes to the starting line-up for the clash with Ireland as the Azzurri look to improve on their opening 42-7 loss to England.

Jessica Busato, Beatrice Veronese, and Giordana Duca all come into the starting line-up to face the Irish at Donnybrook Stadium on Sunday.

Ireland's Paul Fitzpatrick
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Paula Fitzpatrick was part of Ireland's squad that won the 2015 women's Six Nations

Who will win the Women's Six Nations?

The Women's Six Nations takes place between 2 February-18 March with many of the games live on the BBC. A full list of BBC coverage can be found here.

As reigning Grand Slam champions and World Cup runners up, England are the team to beat in the 2018 Women's Six Nations.

France are expected to be their biggest challengers, while Ireland are rebuilding after a disappointing home World Cup campaign last summer.

Wales, Italy and Scotland are all improving - and anyone could cause an upset.

The destination of the Six Nations trophy could be decided in week four when France host England at Stade des Alpes in Grenoble. Expect a large crowd and big TV audience - especially in France - to tune in.

The BBC will be streaming online all games involving Scotland, Ireland and Wales (bar Wales' games against Ireland and France), while Sky TV will show England's matches.

Read our full Women's Six Nations preview here.

Six Nations more competitive than ever - Hunter

Get Inspired: How to get into rugby union

England's Danielle Waterman says rugby is 'an amazing sport for women'.

Find out how rugby players survive the massive hits they take with this iWonder guide.

The growing popularity of women's rugby in the UK can be seen through the success of the England team at the 2014 World Cup.

It is incredibly popular at universities, and women's rugby clubs around the country are always looking for enthusiastic players and the next new pool of talent.

Find your local club in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to give it a go.

Visit our Get Inspired Activity Guide to find out how you can get started and our Activity Finder to get into rugby union near you.

Women's Six Nations: Danielle Waterman says rugby is 'an amazing sport for women'