Ireland will have eight players out of the game against England in the Six Nations due to HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Canada.
Greg McWilliam’s team has won one game in this year’s tournament and faces a daunting task when facing England.
The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series starts in May and will see seven players that started in the win over Italy head over.
Beibhinn Parsons, Lucy Mulhall, Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe, Stacey Flood, and Eve Higgins will play in the event in 10 days.
Brittany Hogan and Anna McGann will also head to Langford.
To make matters worse for McWilliams, he’s also lost Sam Monaghan and Aoife Wafer to injury.