Nathan White has been ruled out of Ireland's autumn internationals after suffering a ruptured tendon in his arm.
Nigel Davies says Ireland have picked the right man to coach their forwards in the shape of Simon Easterby.
Nathan White will make his Ireland debut against South Africa should Mike Ross fail to shake off a groin injury.
Almost one million tickets have already been snapped up for next year's Rugby World Cup in England.
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has denied allegations he has blocked Darren Cave's chances of an international recall.
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has named five uncapped players in his 37-man squad for their autumn internationals.
Ireland will be without Andrew Trimble and Luke Marshall for the autumn internationals due to injury.
Leinster prop Marty Moore will miss Ireland's autumn Test series after being ruled out of action for 12 weeks.
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