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.
When the sides met in the Colorado heat for that cup decider, Ireland 'A' tore the Saxons apart for a fantastic 49-22 victory.
We will have live text commentary direct from Bath's Recreation Ground of Ireland's first international match of the new year, with the 'A' side also set to meet Scotland 'A' at Ravenhill next Friday (kick-off 7.30pm) for their debut as the newly-named Ireland Wolfhounds.
Plug in the laptop or turn on the PC and enjoy a flavour of this afternoon's game live on IrishRugby.ie with thanks to O2, sponsors of MatchDay Live.
There will be full live text and score updates throughout the coverage as Ireland 'A' look to continue their run of wins - their latest win over Argentina Jaguares in Tallaght in November was their sixth straight victory of 2009.
Starting at 1.45pm with our pre-match build-up (the game kicks off at 2pm), you can feel part of the action on IrishRugby.ie with MatchDay Live.
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