Joe Schmidt’s men were humbled by hosts Japan last week, losing 19-12 in an absorbing thriller in Shizuoka.
Although they still look set to qualify for the quarter-finals, that defeat has complicated matters, with the Irish in desperate need of two bonus points from the remaining two fixtures.
Schmidt has rung the changes for today’s clash, making 11 in total, with Johnny Sexton set to captain from 10.
They take on a Russia team that has yet to pick up a point, having lost against Japan and Samoa so far.
What time is it?
Ireland vs Russia kicks off at 7.15pm Japan Standard Time, which is 11.15am BST, on Thursday 3 October.
Where can I watch it?
ITV1 will be providing coverage of the match. Alternatively, you can live stream it via the ITV Hub on your smartphone, laptop or tablet.
Ireland: Kearney; Conway, Ringrose, Aki, Earls; Sexton (capt), McGrath; Kilcoyne, Scannell, Ryan, Kleyn, Beirne, Ruddock, O’Mahony, Murphy.
Russia: Artemyev; Davydov, Galinovskiy, Golosnitskiy, Simplikevich; Gaisin, Perov; Polivalov, Matveev, Gotovtsev, Garbuzov, Fedotko; Sychev, Gadzhiev, Gresev.
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