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Monday, 19 November, 2018

Cronin can cross for joyous Irish

Sean Cronin powers over for a try against Tonga
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Autumn International
Sky Sports 3 & RTE2, 7.15pm

The opponents are only Canada but the Aviva Stadium will be abuzz this evening after Ireland’s historic first-ever win over the All Blacks in Chicago last Saturday.

And while Joe Schmidt has rested all of his Soldier Field starting heroes for this contest, the Dublin crowd should not leave disappointed by the performance of his chosen 23.

A result similar to the 50-7 triumph when the teams met in Cardiff at last year’s World Cup would come as no surprise with the Irish asked to give up 37 points by most firms.

The Canucks are functional and possess a top-notch finisher in DTH van der Merwe but Ireland have an exciting backline and the spine of their pack is strong with regulars Sean Cronin, Peter O’Mahony and Sean O’Brien all named to start.

Back dynamic hooker Cronin to score a try at 7-4 for the fourth time in his last 11 Test outings.

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S Cronin to score a try
1pt 7-4 bet365

Canada are functional and possess a top-notch finisher in DTH van der Merwe but Ireland have an exciting backline and the spine of their pack is strong
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