21-year-old Tullamore student Nichola Fryday has this afternoon been named in the Irish women's side to play Canada this weekend.
Fryday, who plays her club rugby with Tullamore, was selected by Ireland Women's Head Coach Tom Tierney for the second game of the November series this Saturday in the UCD Bowl at 2pm.
Tierney has made ten changes (including two new caps), to the starting team that narrowly lost out 12-10 to England last Sunday in Belfield as he continues to develop his squad ahead of the Women's Rugby World Cup 2017, which will take place in Ireland next August.
Paula Fitzpatrick will again captain the side from Number 8 and she will be joined in the back-row by UL Bohemians' Anna Caplice, who will be wining her first Ireland Women's XV cap, having previously represented her country with the Ireland Women's Sevens side.
UCD student Nichola Fryday will be partnered in the second row by Blackrock College's Katie Norris.