Saturday sport: Ireland close out Autumn series, The Downs into Leinster final

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Saturday Sport: Ireland Close Out Autumn Series, The Downs Into Leinster Final Saturday Sport: Ireland Close Out Autumn Series, The Downs Into Leinster Final
2022 Bank of Ireland Nations Series, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 19/11/2022 Ireland vs Australia Ireland’s Tadhg Furlong Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan
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Rugby

Ireland's final Autumn Nations Series test against Australia has just kicked off at the Aviva Stadium.

A late injury to skipper Johnny Sexton in the warm-up means that Jack Crowley starts at out-half for his second international cap.

Peter O'Mahony is captain for tonight's game against the Wallabies.


Earlier, England recovered from a 19-point deficit to earn a 25-all draw against New Zealand at Twickenham.

Scotland beat Argentina by 52 points to 29 at Murrayfield.

Wales suffered a shock 13-12 defeat to Georgia in Cardiff, while South Africa thrashed Italy by 63 points to 21.

Rugby League

Australia are Rugby League World champions after a 30-10 win over Samoa in the final at Old Trafford

GAA

Kilmacud Crokes lead Portarlington by 1-6 to 2 points midway through the second half of their Leinster Club football semi-final at Croke Park.

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The winner of that game will face The Downs.

The Westmeath champions are into their first Leinster final in 50 years after edging Ratoath by 2-12 to 17 points.


Tourlestrane have ended a 40-year wait for a spot in the Connacht Club Senior Football final

They beat St. Mary's by 8-6 in Carrick-On-Shannon.

Golf

Rory McIlroy is in contention ahead of tomorrow's final-round at the DP World Tour Championship.

The world number one has signed for a seven-under-par third-round 65 to move to 12-under-par.

He is three shots behind 54-hole leader Jon Rahm and McIlroy will be crowned Europe's top golfer as things stand.

Shane Lowry is in 21st place after three rounds at two-under-par.

Snooker

Ding Junhui has booked his place in the final of the UK Snooker Championship.

The three-time champion beat Tom Ford by six frames to three at the Barbican in York.

He will face either Mark Allen or Jack Lisowski in Sunday's final.

F1

World Champion Max Verstappen is on pole position following qualifying for the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The World Champion will be joined by Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez at the front of the grid.

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