Ireland can complete a second-straight November series clean sweep with victory over the USA in Dublin on Saturday. Here, we examine key talking points from the Aviva Stadium clash.
JOEY CARBERY CAN PROVE HIS TEST CLASS:
Head coach Joe Schmidt has made 14 changes from the stunning 16-9 win over New Zealand for the USA visit. This new side hands a host of players a rare chance to state their Test cases. And for Munster fly-half Carbery, this is the prime opening to show he can boss an international match in the Johnny Sexton mould. Carbery's attacking and game-breaking talents are a joy to behold at times, but Ireland still need him to dominate the percentages. If he can round out the control side of his approach, then he - and Ireland - will be onto a winner.
JOHN COONEY MUST RUN IRELAND'S SHOW:
Cooney must stamp his authority from the outset of his full debut for Ireland. The Ulster half-back will have his mettle tested by the abrasive Eagles, but needs to deliver to push himself forward in Ireland's increasingly impressive scrum-half stocks.
IAIN HENDERSON NEEDS A BIG PERFORMANCE:
Ulster lock Henderson faces yet more competition in his position with the rapid emergence of Munster's Tadhg Beirne. Those two form an all-new second row pairing on Saturday, and will offer a host of physical threats. Head coach Schmidt insists it would be only natural for Henderson to take time to get to grips with calling the lineout, as he now does. But the British and Irish Lions star needs to hit back to his destructive best this weekend, to sign off the autumn in style.
PAUL LASIKE WILL LOOK TO WOUND IRELAND:
Harlequins' ex-Chicago Bears star Lasike will offer America a constant physical outlet in midfield. The power-running centre is set for a seismic clash with Ireland battering ram Stuart McCloskey, in an intriguing head-to-head encounter. Lasike will want to dominate the hosts physically, so Ireland will have to shut him down at source.