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Dublin: 10 °C Tuesday 11 December, 2018

Dense fog, Jim Gavin and 12 more pictures from Ireland's final training session at Carton House

It was pretty foggy in Kildare.

AS IRELAND’S FINAL game of the November series edges closer, Joe Schmidt’s squad were finalising their preparations for the visit of Australia this morning.

The dense fog that has engulfed much of the country may have made training that bit trickier but certainly allowed the snappers to use all of their photographic ingenuity….

Provincial allegiances aside, Felix Jones and Ian Madigan arrive for training

Felix Jones and Ian Madigan Source: James Crombie/INPHO

The high-vis boots sported by Conor Murray and Peter O’Mahony come in handy on days like these


General view of the Irish team training Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Rodney Ah You doesn’t look best pleased with the weather

Rodney Ah You and Robbie Henshaw Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Rob Kearney will once again start at full-back against the Wallabies

Rob Kearney Source: James Crombie/INPHO

The squad assembles before the session

The Ireland team at training Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Jonny Sexton pining for the Parisian climate

Rhys Ruddock, Jonathan Sexton, Rory Best and Eoin Reddan Source: James Crombie/INPHO

The forwards go through the motions

A scrum during training Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO

Dublin may be in for some new training regimes after Jim Gavin was an interested spectator

David Nucifora, Mick Kearney and Jim Gavin at training Source: James Crombie/INPHO

It was all smiles for Joe Schmidt and Simon Zebo

Joe Schmidt and Simon Zebo Source: James Crombie/INPHO

The fog made it difficult to see from one side of the pitch to another

David Kilcoyne and Sean Cronin Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Paul O’Connell will edge closer to a century of Ireland caps on Saturday

Paul O'Connell during training Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO

Sean Cronin did well to spot his line-out target let alone find him with pinpoint accuracy

Sean Cronin throws into a line-out during the training Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO

Visibility was so poor you can’t even see Gordon D’Arcy’s kicking partner

Gordon D'Arcy Source: James Crombie/INPHO

“Hello, anybody over there?”

Felix Jones and Robbie Henshaw Source: James Crombie/INPHO

These scenes reminded us of South Africa’s visit to Croke Park in 2009

Fog over Croke Park during the game Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Best is back with D’Arcy named inside centre for Ireland’s clash with Australia

Mils Muliaina to make Connacht debut while Munster and Ulster boosted by Irish player availability

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