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Ireland will play the United States in Atlanta on 6 January as part of their build-up to the Five Nations' Championship. It will be Ireland's first visit to North America since 1989. Meanwhile, a squad of between 30 and 35 players will be announced on Sunday in preparation for Ireland's first match of the season against Fiji at Lansdowne Road on 18 November.

The Irish Rugby Football Union has set up a sub-committee to investigate the incident involving David Corkery, the international flanker of Terenure College, and the Old Crescent coach, Jed O'Dwyer, after the Second Division match in Limerick on 16 September. Corkery alleged that O'Dwyer had verbally abused and attempted to head-butt him after the match.