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The Ireland team that Andy Farrell must select to take on Georgia in Autumn Nations Cup

Ireland seeking a winning response and positivity for the future growth

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Choice pick: Billy Burns has earned the right to start at the weekend

Choice pick: Billy Burns has earned the right to start at the weekend

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Choice pick: Billy Burns has earned the right to start at the weekend

In an ideal world, Ireland would have arrived at Sunday's game against Georgia on the back of a successful end to the Six Nations and a positive start to the Autumn Nations Cup.

In reality, however, Andy Farrell's side find themselves in a tricky position in that last weekend's defeat in Twickenham threw up the same kind of deficiencies that were evident in Paris.

Welcoming Georgia to Dublin was always going to provide Andy Farrell with a chance to dig into his depth chart and, while the Ireland head coach must be mindful of doing so, he cannot ignore the lack of cohesion and the obvious systemic problems.


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