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South Africa Test now a 51,000 sell out as Schmidt's Ireland return to action

Tickets for the games against Fiji and Argentina are also in high demand.

The Aviva Stadium hosts next month's Autumn internationals.
The Aviva Stadium hosts next month's Autumn internationals.
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IRELAND’S THREE NOVEMBER internationals at the Aviva Stadium are on course to be sell outs with only a limited number of tickets still available for the games against Fiji and Argentina.

The IRFU has this afternoon announced that the Guinness Series opener against South Africa on Saturday 11 November is now a 51,000 sell out, with sales for the other two games also progressing well.

Over 43,000 tickets have already been sold for Fiji’s first visit to Lansdowne Road on Saturday 18 November while just 2,000 seats remain for the series finale against Argentina on 25 November.

The highly-anticipated campaign opener will see Ireland and South Africa lock horns again after the fascinating Test series two summers ago 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.

“There has been strong interest in the 2017 Guinness Series since the fixtures were announced and as the games draw closer excitement is steadily building and ticket sales have accelerated week after week,” Padraig Power, the IRFU’s director of commercial and marketing, said.

“The Guinness Series has drawn record crowds over the past few seasons as supporters look to get behind the national team and enjoy the big match day experience.”

All three games kick off at 5.30pm and a limited number of tickets for Fiji and Argentina fixtures are available on Ticketmaster.

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