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Wednesday Evening: Athy's Joey Carbery Expected To Start At Outhalf Against Fiji This Weekend

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The Ireland team will be captained by Tadhg Furlong


Athy's Joey Carbery is expected to start at outhalf ahead of Johnny Sexton in this weekend's Autumn Nations international match against Fiji.

The Ireland will be captained by Tadhg Furlong, and it will be the first time the prop from Wexford leads the team out for a test match.

The IRFU revealed the news today ahead of tomorrow's team announcement.


Ulster head coach Dan McFarland says Steven Kitshoff will bring a world class edge to their front row.

The Springbok loosehead has signed a three-year deal with the province, and will join after next year’s World Cup.


Finn Harps manager Ollie Horgan has left the club by mutual consent.

The Galway native took over from Peter Hutton nine years ago, leading them to an FAI Cup semi-final during his first season in charge.

Harps’ four-year stay in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division came to an end this season.


Bayern Munich say they’re in contact with the Senegalese medical staff after Sadio Mane suffered a ruptured tendon in last night’s win over Werder Bremen.

The former Liverpool forward is a major doubt for the World Cup.

Heung-Min Son has declared himself fit for South Korea, despite suffering a facial fracture last week.

But England full-back Reece James will miss the tournament in Qatar due to a knee injury.


Tonight’s Carabao Cup third round ties see the big guns enter the fray.

Holders Liverpool will start with Caoimhin Kelleher in goal for the visit of Derby to Anfield.

Perhaps tie of the night sees Manchester City entertain Chelsea.

Premier League leaders Arsenal play host to Brighton.

Tottenham go to Nottingham Forest, Crystal Palace travel to Newcastle, Wolves play Leeds, and West Ham face Blackburn.


Jimmy White has turned back the clock to reach the first round proper at the UK Championship.

The 60-year old won his final round qualifier with Dominic Dale by 6-frames to 1 this afternoon at Ponds Forge.

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