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24/07/2021

Ireland to play four autumn rugby international fixtures

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Ireland's Keith Earls tackles George Bridge, of New Zealand, during the 2019 World Cup quarter-final in Japan

ANDY Farrell’s Ireland squad will face a busy autumn schedule with four games now confirmed for October and November 2021.

First up is Ireland’s return fixture with  USA in the Las Vegas Rugby Cup on October 30 at the Allegiant Stadium.

Japan will return to Dublin in November following the nine try thriller between the two sides earlier this month and are the opponents for opening fixture of the Autumn International series on Saturday, November 6.

A week later, New Zealand return to Ireland for the first time since 2018 when they suffered their first loss on Irish soil. The sides last met at the Rugby World Cup in Japan when New Zealand won 46-14 in the Quarter Finals.

The game against the All Blacks, the first of four meetings between the two sides across the 2021/22 season, will take place on Saturday, November 13.

Wrapping up the series are Mario Ledesma’s Argentina whose last trip to Dublin was also in 2018. The final game of the November internationals will take place on Sunday, November 21.

Las Vegas Rugby Cup
USA v Ireland
Saturday, October, 30
Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, USA

Autumn Internationals
Ireland v Japan
Saturday, November, 6
Aviva Stadium

Ireland v New Zealand
Saturday, November, 13
Aviva Stadium

Ireland v Argentina
Sunday, November, 21
Aviva Stadium

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