12 Dec, 14:42
Prop Cian Healy is expected to miss the start of the 2014 RBS 6 Nations after undergoing surgery on his injured ankle on Wednesday.
Over half of the IrishRugby.ie users that took part in our latest pool reckon that Ireland can secure two wins out of three in the upcoming Autumn internationals.
We asked you in the poll: "How will Ireland fare against South Africa, Australia and the Pacific Islanders?"
A total of 3699 votes were received with the '2 out of 3' option proving the most popular with supporters, pulling in 52% of the vote. 31% of fans thought Ireland would go through the Test series with an unblemished record - the '3 out of 3' option was favoured by 1084 people.
Meanwhile, the final option, for one win out of three, secured 17%.
Eddie O'Sullivan's men will be looking for a repeat of their 2004 home win against South Africa on Saturday week (Lansdowne Road, kick-off 5pm). Ireland have tangled with South Africa on 17 occasions since 1906's fixture in Belfast. The 17-12 win of two seasons ago was only Ireland's second win against the Springboks and their first since 1965.
The November 19 clash with Australia will be Ireland's 26th meeting with the Wallabies since 1927. The seventh and last of Ireland's victories over the Aussies came at Lansdowne Road in November 2002 when out-half Ronan O'Gara kicked six penalties for an 18-9 win.
However, four defeats (v Australia) have followed for the Irish, including last June's 37-15 dismissal in Perth.
Ireland have never faced the Pacific Islands in an international match but have beaten Tonga, Fiji and Samoa - the three countries that make up the Islanders' squad - over the past five years. The Islanders lost to New Zealand, Australia and South Africa in 2004 and are due to face both Wales and Scotland before travelling across to Dublin for their November 26 date.
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