Ireland will aim to finish their autumn internationals in style as they welcome Australia to Dublin on Saturday evening.
Victories over South Africa and Fiji have continued a sensational year for Ireland, adding to their historic summer tour series win over New Zealand, and Andy Farrell will be desperate to finish the autumn with a perfect record.
They face a wounded Wallabies side – literally, as they battle a slew of injuries, and figuratively, with a narrow opening win over Scotland having given way to a one-point loss to France and a first-ever defeat to Italy.
Farrell has brought his big guns back into the line-up after they were largely rested for the slightly underwhelming win over Fiji a week ago, and victory over a side that Ireland have beaten in four of the last five fixtures between the teams – albeit with the most recent contest coming in 2018 – will be the expectation in Dublin.
Follow the latest action from the autumn international between Ireland and Australia below, following the conclusion of England vs the All Blacks:
Ireland vs Australia
Full live coverage of Ireland vs Australia following the conclusion of England vs ScotlandIreland take on Australia to round out their autumn campaignKick-off in Dublin is at 8pm BSTThis is the first fixture between the sides since 2018, with Ireland winning four of the last five match-upsShow latest update
England 6-22 New Zealand, 68 minutes
England kick to the corner.
Down comes Maro Itoje in a heap with a blast of Mathieu Raynal’s whistle…penalty New Zealand’s way! The crowd voice their disapproval but the second row was thrown across into the All Blacks’ defensive lineout – how profligate have England been in the 22 this evening?
Guy Porter has replaced Jack Nowell on England’s right wing.
Harry Latham-Coyle19 November 2022 19:05
England 6-22 New Zealand, 67 minutes
Nearly a much-needed strike for England! Off the top of the lineout, Owen Farrell produces a lovely inside ball to Jonny May, who in turn finds Tom Curry on his shoulder after being knocked slightly off kilter.
The All Blacks somehow prevent Maro Itoje and Billy Vunipola scoring up the blindside, but infringe.
With advantage, Marcus Smith kicks crossfield for Freddie Steward…but Beauden Barrett manages to do just enough to prevent the full-back gathering.
Harry Latham-Coyle19 November 2022 19:03
England 6-22 New Zealand, 66 minutes
Richie Mo’unga cleverly jinks away from Ben Youngs as the scrum-half tries to charge down his clearance, affording him the time to clear in greater comfort.
Jack Willis is on for Sam Simmonds in the England back row.
Harry Latham-Coyle19 November 2022 19:01
England 6-22 New Zealand, 64 minutes
Twickenham boos – another knock on in a promising position from England! They hadn’t really threatened the New Zealand defence in six phases, all higgledy piggledy as they tried to force the ball wide having failed to collapse the interior All Blacks defence. Marcus Smith knocks on as he goes it alone with an immediate transfer to men waiting on the left very much cut off.
Dave Ribbans replaces Jonny Hill in the second row. Hill’s dropped head shakes from side to side as he leaves the field.
Harry Latham-Coyle19 November 2022 19:00
England 6-22 New Zealand, 62 minutes
New Zealand are now kicking almost every possession away, in a position of such strength with 20 minutes to go.
Freddie Steward’s high bomb isn’t particularly easy on the eye but the full-back wins the ball back in the air. A wide pass forces Henry Slade to stoop and collect, the replacement somehow clutching at his toes, and New Zealand are slow to vacate the space near Ben Youngs. They are duly penalised; England return to the opposition red zone.
Harry Latham-Coyle19 November 2022 18:58
England 6-22 New Zealand, 60 minutes
At last Twickenham is allowed a chance to excite with Jonny May given the ball in the open field. May angles in and then cuts upfield between a pair of tiring New Zealand forwards.
But the All Blacks’ own fast men combine to win a penalty. Caleb Clarke takes May at the knees, sending him sliding towards Mark Telea, who latches over the top. May can only cling on.
Harry Latham-Coyle19 November 2022 18:55
England 6-22 New Zealand, 59 minutes
A vital intervention from Ardie Savea! Crikey is the number eight good, everywhere in the latest defensive stand from New Zealand, bouncing back to his feet to pick his moment to pick through the bits of a messy English ruck and win a holding on penalty.
Harry Latham-Coyle19 November 2022 18:54
England 6-22 New Zealand, 57 minutes
An entirely new front row for England, with messrs. George, M.Vunipola and Stuart called in.
Jordie Barrett leaves George flat on his back with a mightily physical carry, but when big brother Scott tries to do something similar to Tom Curry, the blindside flanker is felled and left prone, forcing a teammate to go off their feet. Penalty to England.
Harry Latham-Coyle19 November 2022 18:52
England 6-22 New Zealand, 55 minutes
It’s all gone a little flat at Twickenham with the All Blacks in control. New Zealand attack from the back of a scrum, playing to the left, but Owen Farrell marks Richie Mo’unga’s arc perfectly, wrestling the fly-half to floor.
Tom Curry spots a ruck left vacant by the All Blacks and begins to harry Aaron Smith, who flicks a wild NFL-style snap into the referee behind him. Scrum, New Zealand ball.
Here is that stunning Rieko Ioane try:
Harry Latham-Coyle19 November 2022 18:50
England 6-22 New Zealand, 53 minutes
That is that for Van Poortvliet, who has endured a tough 50 minutes or so. Ben Youngs is on in his place at scrum half.
There is another change, and a slightly more surprising one – Manu Tuilagi, who has carried impressively but been glimpsed perhaps too frequently, takes leave with Henry Slade on in the centres.
Harry Latham-Coyle19 November 2022 18:47