Joe Schmidt’s all-conquering Ireland side get back into the swing of things tomorrow when they take on Italy in the first of their 2018 Autumn Internationals.
The focus will very much on blooding underused players ahead of next year’s World Cup and the line-up released yesterday indicates as much with big names such as Johnny Sexton, Rory Best and Peter O’Mahony all absent for one reason or another.
— Irish Rugby (@IrishRugby) November 1, 2018
Given that the match is taking place Stateside, the 8pm kick-off time is slightly later than we’re generally used to and you can catch all the action on Eir Sport 2. If you don’t have access to that channel, never fear as Eir will also be streaming the game live on its Youtube and Facebook channels.
Ireland will be expected to get the better of Italy with tougher opposition lying ahead in form of New Zealand at the Aviva Stadium on November 17.