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Last Updated: Tuesday, 5 September 2006, 07:39 GMT 08:39 UK
Irish girls lose 24-11 to the US
Ireland full-back Joanne O'Sullivan
Ireland full-back Joanne O'Sullivan is collared by the US defence
Ireland suffered their second loss in the Women's Rugby World Cup when they went down 24-11 to the USA in Edmonton, Canada on Monday.

The Irish girls were 14-0 down early in the game with Phaidra Knight and Erin Carter touching down with Kristin Baja converting.

Ulster prop Gillian McAllister scored a try while Grace Davitt knocked over two penalties as Ireland fought back.

But a try apiece by Baja and Knight wrapped up the game for the Americans.

Ireland lost their opening game 43-0 to France and finish their group games against South Africa on Friday.


Ireland: J O Sullivan; J Feighery, L Cantwell, G Davitt, A Greensmith, SJ Belton, capt, T Rosser; F Coghlan, Y Nolan, G McAllister, C Mahon, G Healy, O Brennan, R Boyd, J Neville.
Replacements: J Lonergan (for Y Nolan 48), M Barrett (for G McAllister 58), R Foley (for G Healy 79), E O┐Sullivan (for O Brennan 63), N Ni Chaidhain (for SJ Belton 77).

Referee: Christine Hanizet



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