With England nine points clear at the top of Group A, Ireland cannot surpass Eddie Jones’s side at the summit and thus cannot qualify for next weekend’s final. As a result, it looks highly likely that Andy Farrell’s side will finish runner-up in the pool, unless Georgia can pull off an unthinkable upset with a 28-point victory that would not only see them drop behind Wales in the table but also likely see Georgia move up to the heady heights of second.
Should Ireland secure an expected victory, they will confirm their place against Scotland next weekend at the Aviva Stadium in a play-off for third place, with Group B already finalised after the Scots were handed a 28-0 walkover victory over Fiji due to their coronavirus outbreak within the squad.
Despite the match very much being a dead rubber beyond the most stunning of upsets, Ireland head coach Farrell has expected against deploying an experimental side, although he does rotate the likes of Jacob Stockdale, Billy Burns and Conor Murray into the side to give fringe players a chance to impress.
Here’s everything you need to know about the match.
When is it?
Ireland vs Georgia takes place on Sunday 29 November at the Aviva Stadium.
What time does it start?
The match kicks off at 2pm GMT.
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Is it on TV?
Yes. Channel 4 have the rights for Ireland’s three games this autumn, with the two home matches shown exclusively and the trip to Twickenham to face England shared with Amazon Prime.
Live coverage will start on Channel 4 at 1:45pm GMT on Sunday 29 November.
Highlights will be shown on Channel 4 at 11pm on Sunday 29 November.
Ireland: Jacob Stockdale; Keith Earls, Chris Farrell, Stuart McCloskey, Hugo Keenan; Billy Burns, Conor Murray; Finlay Bealham, Rob Herring, Andrew Porter; Iain Henderson, James Ryan, Tadhg Beirne, Will Connors, CJ Stander.
Replacements: Dave Heffernan, Cian Healy, John Ryan, Quinn Roux, Peter O'Mahony, Keiron Marmion, Ross Byrne, Shane Daly.
Georgia: Soso Matiashvili; Akaki Tabutsadze, Giorgi Kveseladze, Merab Sharikadze, Tamaz Mchedlidze; Tedo Abzhandadze, Vasil Lobzhanidze; Mikheil Nariashvili, Shalva Mamukashvili, Beka Gigashvili; Nodar Cheishvili, Lasha Jaiani; Beka Saginadze, Tornike Jalagonia, Beka Gorgadze.
Replacements: Giorgi Chkoidze, Lexo Kaulashvili, Giorgi Melikidze, Giorgi Javakhia, Mikheil Gachechiladze, Mikheil Alania, Demur Tapladze, David Niniashvili.
Ireland to win: 1/100
Georgia to win: 80/1
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