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Autumn Series ‘21 - Ire v Arg 21stNov Kickoff:14:15 TV:RTÉ2/C4 Radio:RTÉ1 Stream:RTÉPlayer/All4

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    Sunday, November 21st


    Aviva Stadium, 2:15PM (GMT)

    Broadcasting live on RTÉ 2/RTÉ Player/Channel 4/All4/RTÉ Radio 1

    Ireland team announced:

    — Conan pulled out with quad strain

    —Henderson pulled out in the warm-up with a hamstring strain

    1 Porter, 2 Kelleher, 3 Furlong

    4 *Beirne, 5 Ryan (Capt),

    6 *O’Mahony, 8 Doris, 7 Van der Flier,

    9 *Murray, 10 *Carbery,

    11 Lowe, 12 *Henshaw, 13 Ringrose, 14 Baloucoune,

    15 Keenan.

    Reps:  16 Sheehan, 17 Healy, 18 O’Toole, 19 *Baird, 20 *Timoney, 21 *Casey, 22 *H Byrne, 23 Earls.

    (Changes in bold)

    Selection changes: Baloucoune for Conway, Sheehan for Herring, O’Toole for Bealham.

    *Injury enforced changes: Murray promoted from bench for Gibson-Park (thigh) and Casey comes on to the bench, Carbery promoted from bench for Sexton (knee and ankle) and H Byrne comes on to the bench, Henshaw replaces Aki (unknown injury, “not serious”), O’Mahony promoted from bench for Conan (quad) and Baird comes on to the bench, Beirne promoted from bench for Henderson (hamstring) and Timoney comes on to the bench.

    Doris shifts from 6 to 8.

    Argentina team announced:

    15 Emiliano Boffelli (Edinburgh); 14 Mateo Carreras (Newcastle Falcons), 13 Matias Moroni (Leicester Tigers), 12 Jeronimo de la Fuente (Perpignan), 11 Lucio Cinti (London Irish); 10 Santiago Carreras (Gloucester), 9 Tomas Cubelli (Biarritz); 1 Thomas Gallo (Benetton), 2 Julian Montoya (Leicester Tigers, capt), 3 Francisco Gomez Kodela (Lyon); 4 Guido Petti (Bordeaux), 5 Tomas Lavanini (Clermont Auvergne); 6 Santiago Grondona (Exeter), 7 Marcos Kremer (Stade Francais), 8 Pablo Matera (Crusaders).

    Replacements: Facundo Bosch (La Rochelle), Ignacio Calles (Pau), Eduardo Bello (Zebre Parma), Lucas Paulos (Brive), Facundo Isa (Toulon), Gonzalo Bertranou (Dragons), Nicolas Sanchez (Stade Francais), Facundo Cordero (Exeter Chiefs).

    Come on Ireland! ☘️

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  • Registered Users Posts: 547 ✭✭✭Blue4u

    Big chance for Carbery to step up today and nail on his place as the next starting 10 for Ireland. Hopefully he has a great game.

    Will be interesting also to see Murray and how he plays, will Ireland to continue to play the attacking rugby we have seen in last two games or revert to Murray's normal game of more box kick focused.

    Balacoune on the wing will be interesting but this might be a long day standing waiting for the ball to get out of the forward if Ireland get pulled into trench warfare with Argie

    SHould be a good game anyway, looking forward to it

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,098 ✭✭✭UAEguy2020

    Jack Conan has been ruled out

    Caelan Doris shifts to 8, O’Mahony in at 6

    Ryan Baird promoted to the bench.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,915 ✭✭✭OldRio

    Jack Conan out, Peter O'Mahony comes in at blindside and Caelan Doris to No 8. Ryan Baird comes on to the bench

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,553 ✭✭✭clsmooth

    This is usually the cue for Peter O’Mahoney to have a MOTM performance.

  • Registered Users Posts: 151 ✭✭Mr Burny

    O’mahony will bring some much needed steel to the Eire backrow. Unrivalled at turnover ball and lineout steals

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,888 ✭✭✭TRC10

    It does look like Beirne is viewed 100% as a lock now for Ireland

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,345 ✭✭✭RichieRich_89

    With Conan crying off, I think I'd have put Beirne at 6, with Baird and Coombes on the bench.

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,796 ✭✭✭✭Larbre34

    Kinda strange, that with all our backrow resources, we end up with two Second Rows on the bench. Some of the dedicated backrows must be quite frustrated after that late change.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,729 ✭✭✭ionadnapokot

    When you look at the Irish team it makes me wonder would Carbery have gotten a start if Sexton was fit?

    With a settled side I’m expecting Carbery to deliver a big performance.

    Would have preferred Casey starting all the same.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,606 ✭✭✭Jump_In_Jack

    Beirne is 20, so probably will be back row cover and play at blind side so O’Mahony would shift to open side.

    if Doris goes off could see Beirne at 8 perhaps.

    Baird is 19, so will probably replace Henderson at lock with 20 to go.

    Edit: Henderson injured in warm-up, so Beirne starts at lock and Timoney to cover back row on the bench.

    Post edited by Jump_In_Jack on

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  • Registered Users Posts: 16,667 ✭✭✭✭Clegg

    I don't think POM and VDF works in the same backrow anymore. There just isn't enough muscle there. Neither is the heavy duty carrier like Conan and Doris are. VDF has improved his carrying a lot, but he works well as an auxiliary carrier after the big ball carriers have done the initial work.

    Might work ok for today. But can't see it being successful over the long term. It's a move away from the game plan from the hard carrying and ultra athleticism we've seen in recent weeks. Probably the only change available is Coombes who probably isn't 100%. Would hope he's rotated into the squad in the future.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,729 ✭✭✭ionadnapokot

    How long before Lavinini gets a yellow card?

    I’ll say under 20mins

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,142 ✭✭✭M three

    Who is the panelist on the rte commentary who opens EVERY sentence with "YEAH ABSOLUTELY", niamh someone?

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,956 ✭✭✭AbusesToilets

    I think this Autumn is likely to be the last hurrah for POM making the team. There's too many younger, more dynamic players coming through.

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,667 ✭✭✭✭Clegg

    Henderson has been ruled out last minute and Beirne moves to the starting 15. Timoney promoted to the bench.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,729 ✭✭✭ionadnapokot

    No Conan? Beirne also gone. Oh no it’s actually Henderson who’s gone

    Glad to see Baird finally going to get a gallop.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,100 ✭✭✭letowski

    Coombes isn’t with the squad out there so he clearly still is recovering from that illness he had. Sad for him as today would have been a nice opportunity.

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,796 ✭✭✭✭Larbre34

    Not a most desirable scenario to have all that upheaval. However you'd back Beirne to have a stormer whenever asked.

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,667 ✭✭✭✭Clegg

    Think it's Henderson that's gone and Beirne to the starting 15.

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    Jaysus what the hell sort of warm up did they do!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,470 ✭✭✭lawrencesummers

    They must have neen using johnnys sword during it

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    That's disjointed from Ireland. Beirne totally out of position.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,153 ✭✭✭A-Train

    Terrible start all from the box kick

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,729 ✭✭✭ionadnapokot

    Henshaw needs to get his hands going

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,667 ✭✭✭✭Clegg

    How on earth was Lowe left with a 4 on 1 to defend there?

    Big systems error.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,906 ✭✭✭leakyboots

    No arms from Lowe

  • Registered Users Posts: 32,136 ✭✭✭✭is_that_so

    Asleep at the wheel! Good try though.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,142 ✭✭✭M three

    Henderson must have been doubt sooner than they let on. Baird was promoted to the bench earlier than the henderson announcement. Baird is 2nd row cover

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    We're really passive off the restarts and garryowens

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,914 ✭✭✭theVersatile

    Odd error from Keenan