Brian O’Driscoll misses the Autumn international series through injury.
BOD’s ankle ligament injury needs surgery and he’s out of action for at least two months.
Another to miss out on the games against South Africa, Argentina and Fiji is Rory Best.
Ireland’s first choice hooker has sprained ligaments in his neck which will keep him out for up to six weeks.
While Irish fans got a chance to see new Leinster signing the New Zealand born prop Michael Bent who’s been parachuted straight into the international set up despite not yet playing for the province.