Adelaide and Perth to host this year's International Rules tests between Ireland and Australia

The games will take place in November.

The Ireland players celebrating their 2015 International Rules victory.
The Ireland players celebrating their 2015 International Rules victory.
Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

THE IRISH INTERNATIONAL rules squad will be heading to Adelaide and Perth this November for the two test matches in the 2017 series.

The AFL have confirmed the venues today in what will be the first time that the series will feature two tests since 2013.

The first test will be held at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday 12 November at 6am Irish time (3.30pm local time).

Then the second test is set to take place at the Domain Stadium in Perth – in what will be the final match at that venue – on Saturday 18 November at 8.45am Irish time (4.45pm local time).

This will be the 20th series between the two countries with 2002 Armagh All-Ireland winning boss Joe Kernan again at the helm for Ireland.

Chris Scott, the coach of Geelong where Zach Tuohy of Laois and Kerry’s Mark O’Connor player, will be taking the reins for Australia.

Ireland lifted the Cormac McAnallen Cup in 2015 when a squad captained by Dublin’s Bernard Brogan triumphed 56-52 at Croke Park.

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