|Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin Date: Saturday, 19 November Kick-off: 20:00 GMT|
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Johnny Sexton has stated that he will likely be match for Eire’s Autumn Check in opposition to Australia in Dublin on Saturday.
Eire’s captain sustained a useless leg within the win over South Africa on 5 November and was not thought of for final weekend’s recreation in opposition to Fiji.
“It is good to go. It feels good and I am prepared,” stated the Eire fly-half, 37.
Eire’s quantity 10 assets are severely depleted with Joey Carbery, who began in opposition to Fiji, and Ciaran Frawley each dominated out.
Carbery is unavailable for Saturday’s recreation after sustaining a head harm in final weekend’s contest whereas Frawley will likely be sidelined for various months following knee surgical procedure on Tuesday.
Sexton’s Leinster team-mate Ross Byrne was referred to as into the squad as cowl on Tuesday with Munster’s Jack Crowley the opposite fly-half choice for Andy Farrell having made his debut off the bench in opposition to Fiji.
Regardless of his advancing years, Sexton’s stays the orchestrator for the Irish and his availability is welcome information for the world’s top-ranked group as they face an Australia smarting from final weekend’s shock defeat in Italy.
The Eire captain acknowledged that he had been involved that he was in peril of lacking this weekend’s contest.
“Somewhat bit. Final week was a little bit of a battle with swelling and fluid and stuff like that,” Sexton informed a information convention.
“It was simply managing that and ensuring I get the correct quantity of coaching on this week to have the ability to carry out but in addition not do an excessive amount of that swells it up once more.”
Sexton and Eire team-mate Josh van der Flier are on the four-man shortlist for the World Participant of the 12 months award and the veteran stated that the popularity was “very particular”.
“It is all the time good to be recognised like that, I am not going to lie.
“[But] I would like a win and to play nicely on Saturday than win that, as a result of in the end on the finish of the day it is opinion.
“Whereas what you produce on Saturday is what it’s, what you see, and it is the one factor you’ll be able to management. All my focus is on that and to be recognised is sufficient.”