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Ireland to renew battle with South Africa as 2017 November internationals confirmed

Fiji and Argentina are also coming to Dublin this Autumn.

Robbie Henshaw in action against South Africa back in 2014.
Robbie Henshaw in action against South Africa back in 2014.
Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

JOE SCHMIDT’S IRELAND will welcome South Africa, Fiji and Argentina to the Aviva Stadium this November, with the IRFU this morning announcing the dates and ticket prices for the Autumn series.

Ireland will host the Springboks in Dublin for the first time since 2014 on Sunday 12 November before fixtures against Fiji and Argentina on Saturday 18 an Saturday 25 November.

The campaign opener will see Ireland and South Africa lock horns again after the fascinating Test series last summer which included a first Irish Test victory on South African soil in Cape Town.

It will be Ireland’s first meeting with Argentina since the 2015 World Cup quarter-final defeat to the Pumas while Fiji will be making their first appearance at the Aviva Stadium having playing three previous Tests against Ireland.

The opening game of the 2017 November Internationals against South Africa kicks off at 2.30pm with the start time for the other two outings set for 5.30pm.

While details of pre-sale and general sale dates for tickets will be confirmed in the coming weeks, the IRFU have revealed the pricing structure for the series with group packages available for all three games.

“This November’s Guinness Series promises to have some added edge with recent fixtures against South Africa and Argentina fresh in the memory,” Padraig Power, the IRFU’s director of commercial and marketing, said.

“Argentina ended Ireland’s Rugby World Cup hopes in October 2015 while the Springbok edged a thrilling Test series last June after Ireland had made history in Newlands.

“Fiji’s exciting brand of free flowing rugby will be showcased for the very first time at the Aviva Stadium as the South Sea Islanders play in Dublin for the first time since 2009.”


November 2017 internationals:

  • Ireland v South Africa, Sunday 12 November, 2.30pm
  • Ireland v Fiji, Saturday 18 November, 5.30pm
  • Ireland v Argentina, Saturday 25 November, 5.30pm

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