Griggs: Camp still upbeat
Women’s Six Nations
Despite enduring a nightmare run of form in the past 12 months, Ireland women’s head coach Adam Griggs has insisted the mood remains upbeat within his squad.
The Ciara Griffin-led outfit have suffered seven defeats in eight competitive internationals.
“The environment is still really good, we’re still really positive about things. Absolutely we’re really disappointed with our results and where we are at the moment. We can’t hide from that and we have to be honest and open with each other to know that,” said Griggs.
“A lot of what we’re doing we’re not getting away with at international level, but I think the players can see the promise that’s within us. When you can put together 15, 20 minutes of rugby, they can believe in that system enough to know that we’re trying to get somewhere. With the group we have, it’s a part of the process.”
Having lost Michelle Claffey and Leah Lyons to long-term injuries, Griggs received another double blow before last Saturday’s Six Nations reversal to France, Juliet Short (neck) and Megan Williams (hamstring) being ruled out.
Griggs confirmed the next couple of days will give a clearer picture of where the Leinster duo are in relation to Sunday’s final-round encounter with Wales at Cardiff Arms Park. “We’ve got to give it a couple of more days before we know where we’re at with those two coming back in.”