16-Year Old set to become Ireland's youngest ever debutant - Ruck

16-Year Old set to become Ireland’s youngest ever debutant

16-year old Beibhinn Parsons is set to make history this weekend, after being named on the bench for the Ireland women’s rugby team’s match against the USA. Should she make an appearance in the test, she will be the youngest player to feature for Ireland in the modern era.

It is an incredible achievement for the Ballinasloe RFC and Connacht player, who turns 17 later this month. She was in incredible form for the women’s u18 side during this year’s Home Nations series, scoring nine tries. Parsons’ hat-trick in the deciding game against England also saw Ireland emerge as tournament winners for the first time.

Laura Sheehan and Lauren Delany will make their first Ireland appearances as part of the starting team, while uncapped hooker Emma Hooban is also amongst the replacements.