Women's Six Nations: Ireland call up Cliodhna Moloney for France game

Cliodhna Moloney in action for Ireland against England in November
Cliodhna Moloney replaces Zoe Grattage at hooker in the Ireland side
Women's Six Nations: France v Ireland
Venue: Stade Aime Giral, Perpignan Date: Saturday, 13 February-20 Kick-Off: 20:00 GMT
Coverage: Weekly round-ups of the tournament on BBC TV, coverage on BBC Sport website.

Ireland women's coach Tom Tierney has drafted in hooker Cliodhna Moloney for Saturday evening's Six Nations contest against France in Perpignan.

Railway Union player Moloney's inclusion in place of Zoe Grattage is the only change from the holders' opening 21-3 win over Wales.

Tierney says his team will face a "tough test" against a France line-up that defeated Italy 39-0 last weekend.

"However, we're also confident ourselves," added the Ireland coach.

"If we look after the basics and put in a good performance, we'll put ourselves in a position to get a win."

Tries from Sene Naoupu and Sophie Spence helped the Irish account for Wales at Donnybrook as captain Niamh Briggs kicked 11 points.

Ireland Women: Niamh Briggs (Munster, capt); Elise O'Byrne-White (Leinster), Aine Donnelly (Leinster), Sene Naoupu (Connacht), Mairead Coyne (Connacht); Nikki Caughey (Ulster), Larissa Muldoon (Skewen); Ailis Egan (Leinster), Cliodhna Moloney (Leinster, Ruth O'Reilly (Connacht); Sophie Spence (Leinster), Marie-Louise Reilly (Leinster); Paula Fitzpatrick (Toulouse), Claire Molloy (Bristol), Heather O'Brien (Toulouse).

Replacements: Zoe Grattage (Munster), Lindsay Peat (Leinster), Fiona Reidy (Munster), Ciara Cooney (Leinster), Ciara Griffin (Munster), Mary Healy (Connacht), Nora Stapleton (Leinster), Jackie Shiels (Richmond).

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