According to center Enya Breen, Ireland has to embrace the challenge of this week’s TikTok Women’s Six Nations trip to face runaway leaders England in Leicester on Sunday.
Greg McWilliams’s side will have a massive task at Welford Road on Sunday as they battle an English side who have had an average of more than 60 points per game in their opening three victories.
They are expected to make it four wins from four ahead of a potential Grand Slam decider against France.
To add to the Irish challenge, the upcoming HSBC Sevens World Series leg in Langford, Canada, has seen seven squad members unavailable to face England, with six of those players playing in all three championship games.
As well as that, injuries to forwards Sam Monaghan and Aoife Wafer mean there will be at least eight changes to the matchday squad when McWilliams names his team tomorrow.
Breen will likely be promoted to the starting team for this weekend’s Round 4 clash, having been used as a substitute in the opening three games.
The Munster back is expected to link up with Sene Naoupu in the center and says Ireland can’t allow themselves to be intimidated by the professional English side.