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New Zealand Among Ireland Opposition In Autumn

12th July 2021 By The Editor

Peter O

Peter O'Mahony in action against New Zealand in 2018. Inpho

Andy Farrell’s Ireland squad 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 30th 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 6th November.

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 13th November.

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 21st November.

Ireland Head Coach Andy Farrell commented: “The July window has been a fantastic period of growth for this group and it was brilliant to have fans back in the Aviva Stadium for both games. We have an exciting year of rugby ahead with an action packed autumn international window, the Six Nations Championship and a tour of New Zealand.”

Ticketing information for the Aviva Stadium games will be released in due course once stadium capacity is known. Stadium capacity will be determined by the latest public health and government advice.

Kick-off and broadcast details for the games in Dublin will be available in the coming weeks.

Ireland Fixtures October/November 2021

Las Vegas Rugby Cup

Saturday 30th October, Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas

USA v Ireland

Autumn Internationals

Saturday 6th November, Aviva Stadium

Ireland v Japan

Saturday 13th November, Aviva Stadium

Ireland v New Zealand

Sunday 21st November, Aviva Stadium

Ireland v Argentina

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