Ireland women's skipper Fiona Coghlan is convinced her side has what it takes to record an historic victory against England in their RBS 6 Nations clash on February 28.
Ireland have had mixed fortunes in their opening two games – comfortably beating Italy 22-5 in the opener before slumping to a disappointing 19-9 defeat in France last weekend.
But the prop is demanding her side learn their lessons and record their first every victory over a rampant English side that have scored 12 unanswered tries so far in this year’s championship.
She said: “We know we’re not favourites going into the game but if we didn’t think we could win we wouldn’t turn up.
“It’s always a fast clean game against England and we always seem to raise our game when we play against them.
“We know that we will have to be on top of our game to beat them and our defence will have to be rock solid.
“But we have a great spirit in the camp and the girls are confident we can go out there and give them more than a run for their money.”