IRFU confirm November Internationals for Ireland

South Africa, Fiji and Argentina will be coming to Dublin

BY Daniel Kelly 11:35 Thursday 4 May 2017, 11:35 4 May 2017

Ireland’s Iain Henderson against South Africa in June 2016. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

The IRFU have confirmed the times and dates for Ireland Autumn Internationals this November.

Joe Schmidt's side will play three matches in Dublin's Aviva Stadium. Unlike last year, the team are not scheduled to play a fourth match. In 2016, the team famously defeated New Zealand in Chicago, before the three matches in Dublin.

South Africa will be the first team to arrive in Dublin. The two teams last met in a three-test series in South Africa last summer. Despite winning the opening Test match, Ireland lost the series 2-1. The Springboks' last visit to Ireland came in 2014, when Ireland won 29-15.

Fiji will make their first appearance in the Aviva Stadium on November 18th. The sides have only met on three occasions, with Ireland winning the previous encounter 41-6 in the RDS in 2009.

A match against Argentina will conclude the November series for the side. Two two teams have not played since Argentina's 43-20 win in the World Cup quarter-final in 2015.

The Pumas' last visit to Dublin came in 2012, when Ireland were 46-24 winners. That win helped Ireland secure their place in Pot 2 ahead of the 2015 World Cup draw.

Tickets for all three games will go on sale in the coming weeks, and will be priced from €10 from schoolboys and girls, up to €80 for the South Africa match.

2017 Guinness Series Fixtures

Ireland vs South Africa
Sunday 12th November, 2.30pm

Ireland vs Fiji
Saturday 18th November, 5.30pm

Ireland vs Argentina
Saturday 25th November, 5.30pm

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