Friday 22 September 2017

What channel, what time and what are the teams? - Everything you need to know about Ireland vs Australia in Dublin

A dejected looking Michael Hooper of Australia looks on after defeat to Ireland in 2014
A dejected looking Michael Hooper of Australia looks on after defeat to Ireland in 2014

Ireland will bring the curtain down on their Autumn International Series with a mouth-watering clash against Australia at the Aviva Stadium.

A win would see Joe Schmidt's men go into the New Year in fourth place in the world rankings and this could prove pivotal when the seedings are announced for the World Cup after next year's Six Nations.

And, of course, victory would add to an already bustling feel-good factor after a win and narrow defeat against the All Blacks.

WHERE IS IT ON?

The Aviva Stadium in Dublin

WHAT TIMES DOES IT START?

Kick off is 5.30pm

WHAT CHANNEL IS IT ON?

Good news for all the armchair fans, this one is live on RTE2 with coverage starting at 4.30. For those readers abroad, all the action is on Sky Sports 2 and you can, of course, follow our liveblog on Independent.ie.

WHAT ARE THE TEAMS?

Ireland - R Kearney; A Trimble, J Payne, G Ringrose, K Earls; P Jackson, C Murray; J McGrath, R Best, T Furlong; I Henderson, D Toner; CJ Stander, S O’Brien, J Heaslip. Reps: S Cronin, C Healy, F Bealham, U Dillane, J van der Flier, K Marmion, J Carbery, S Zebo.

Australia team to play Ireland: (15-9) Israel Folau, Dane Haylett-Petty, Tevita Kuridrani, Reece Hodge, Henry Speight, Bernard Foley, Will Genia; (1-8) Scott Sio, Stephen Moore, Sekope Kepu, Rory Arnold, Rob Simmons, Dean Mumm, Michael Hooper, David Pocock.

WHAT ARE THE ODDS?

Ireland win: 5/6

Australia win: 11/10

Draw: 20-1

PAST FIVE MEETINGS:

Ireland 26 Australia 16: November 22, 2014 (Aviva, friendly)

Ireland 15 Australia 32: November 16, 2013 (Aviva, friendly)

Ireland 15 Australia 6: September 17, 2011 (Eden Park, World Cup)

Australia 22 Ireland 15: June 26, 2010 (Brisbane, friendly)

Ireland 20 Australia 20: November 15, 2009 (Croke Park, friendly)

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