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Three Irish players in the IRB team of the Women's Rugby World Cup

Player of the tournament nominee Niamh Briggs was named a fullbck.

Niamh Briggs has made the IRB dream team.
Niamh Briggs has made the IRB dream team.
Image: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

THREE IRISH PLAYERS have made the IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup dream team with player of the tournament nominee Niamh Briggs leading the way.

Briggs, who just missed out to Canada’s Magali Harvey for the individual award, starts at full back for the dream team and she’s joined in the XV by Gillian Bourke at hooker and Marie Louise Reilly in the second row.

The IRB also revealed that Claire Molly just missed out on a spot in the team.

Here is the team in full:

15. Niamh Briggs (IRE)

Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

14. Magali Harvey (CAN)
13. Emily Scarratt (ENG)
12. Andrea Burk (CAN)
11. Honey Hireme (NZL)
10. Sandrine Agricole (FRA)
9. Stephanie Bernier (CAN)
1. Marie-Pier Pinault-Reid (CAN)
2. Gillian Bourke (IRE)

Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

3. Hilary Leith (CAN)
4. Marie Louise Reilly (IRE)

Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

5. Assa Koita (FRA)
6. Safi N’Diaye (FRA)
7. Maggie Alphonsi (ENG)
8. Kelly Russell (CAN)

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