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Ireland v. New Zealand: It's that rare match between the number one and number two ranked sides. The All Blacks won the last contest in Dublin 21-9 after Ireland's upset 40-29 in Chicago; The game will kick off in Aviva Stadium at 7 p.m. Irish time, Saturday. Both fifteens are healthy, and both experienced tough Test matches the week before. Odds: New Zealand 2-5. Ireland 2-1.
Ireland: Rob Kearney; Keith Earls, Garry Ringrose, Bundee Aki, Jacob Stockdale; Johnny Sexton, Kieran Marmion; Cian Healy, Rory Best (capt), Tadhg Furlong; James Ryan, Devin Toner; Peter O’Mahony, Josh van der Flier, CJ Stander. Replacements: Seán Cronin, Jack McGrath, Andrew Porter, Iain Henderson, Jordi Murphy, Luke McGrath, Joey Carbery, Jordan Larmour.
New Zealand: Damian McKenzie; Ben Smith, Jack Goodhue, Ryan Crotty, Rieko Ioane; Beauden Barrett, Aaron Smith; Karl Tu’inukuafe, Codie Taylor, Owen Franks; Sam Whitelock, Brodie Retallick; Liam Squire, Ardie Savea, Kieran Read (capt). Replacements: Dane Coles, Ofa Tu’ungafasi, Nepo Laulala, Scott Barrett, Matt Todd, TJ Perenara, Richie Mo’unga, Anton Lienert-Brown.
Other Men's Internationals
France v. Argentina
Georgia v. Samoa
Scotland v. South Africa
Wales v. Tonga
Italy v. Australia
England v. Japan
Romanis vs. USA Eagles: The USA, fresh from their first Test win against Samoa, travel to Bucharest to take on Romania this Saturday. The Oaks won the last contest 23-10 in November 2016.
Irish Women v. USA Eagles - The third, autumn Test match for the USA Women will be played against Ireland in Energia Park, Dublin on Saturday. The Eagles lost to New Zealand 67-6, and to England 57-5. The game will be streamed at 8 a.m. ET on Irish Rugby's YouTube Channel. The USA are 2-1 against Ireland.
Other Women's Internationals
England welcome Canada and France will play New Zealand for the second time this autumn. Les Bleues have never beaten the Black Ferns.
World Cup 2019 Repechage, Second Round: The key battle is Canada against Germany. Both teams are 1-0. Hong Kong meet Kenya in the second game. Matches scheduled in Marseille, France.
NIRA Finals: The four Women's National Intercollegiate Rugby Association Tier One finalists will pit Army against Dartmouth and Harvard against reigning champion Quinnipiac. Games played at the Big Green's rugby complex in Hanover.