The Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 is underway on the 9th August in UCD.. We spoke to former Irish 7’s player Laura Walsh about the event. Walsh also spoke about the loss of captain and 57 capped full back, Niamh Briggs.
In the podcast, we asked Laura to pick three players to watch out for in the Women’s Rugby World 2017.
‘You have to have a look at Alison Miller, she is one of the most exciting wingers in the game. We are so fortunate to have a talent like her in our country’
‘Claire Molloy had an outstanding Six Nations campaign, she was part of the 7’s programme for a while and she is just unbelievable. If Molloy is in the breakdown you cant be sure that the ball is safe’.
‘Lyndsay Peat has brought brilliant form into this World Cup on the back of the Six Nations. She has been outstanding for basketball and Dublin GAA so I would love to see her excel on the world stage’
Walsh also showed her admiration for one athlete from New Zealand. ‘Portia Woodman on the New Zealand team. She is one of my favourite athletes to watch’
You can listen to Laura Walsh discuss in detail why these players are ones to watch on this week’s podcast. Skip to 63.37 for the start of this conversation. She gives her opinion on why these Irish players are ones to watch and what they bring to squad.