Ireland lose Briggs for Six Nations

Date published: February 16 2017

Ireland Women’s full-back Niamh Briggs has been ruled out of the Six Nations due to injury.

The Irish star who captains the side missed the first two matches of this season’s tournament and has been a standout player in Women’s rugby in recent years.

“A scan on the 57-times capped full-back has confirmed a hamstring injury, ruling Niamh out for the remainder of the Women’s 6 Nations Championship,” read a statement.

“She will work with the IRFU medical staff to rehab the injury over the coming weeks.”

Ireland have won their first two matches against Scotland and Italy and sit top of the table head of Round Three.