The42 uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more »
Dublin: 7 °C Wednesday 25 April, 2018

Springboks, Wallabies confirmed as Ireland's next November opposition

And probably Georgia in between.

Image: ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

JOE SCHMIDT’S SECOND season in charge of Ireland’s international rugby team will start with the November 8 Test against South Africa at the Aviva Stadium.

The Springboks edged a tight contest on their last visit to Dublin, a 12 – 16 victory thanks to a Ruan Pienaar try just after half-time.

Ireland’s other confirmed opponent in the Guinness sponsored series will be Australia, who claimed convincing 15 – 32 win at Lansdowne Road last month in Schmidt’s second game in charge.

That Wallabies Test will take place on November 22, but confirmation of Ireland’s third November opponent is still to be made, though in all likelihood it will be Georgia who provide the November 15 breaker between the two southern hemisphere heavyweights.

Kick-off times are yet to be confirmed.

8 pictures and videos that prove Nelson Mandela was a sporting icon

Young Irish star Ronaldson optimistic that Connacht can improve

[embed id="embed_1"]

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article

About the author:

Sean Farrell

Read next:


This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

Leave a commentcancel