All Black Sunday for Ireland

Mon, 15 Apr 2013 17:47
Briano_driscollallblacks Aliwilliamsireland

Ireland will conclude their three-match November Test series with a Sunday fixture against the world champion All Blacks.

The Ireland Rugby Football Union have confirmed that Ireland will play host to Samoa, Australia and New Zealand in Dublin.

The Samoans' visit to the home of Irish rugby will be their first since 2010, with the Test set to kick-off at 5.45pm under floodlights.

Samoa have risen to seventh in the IRB World Rankings and given their victory over Six Nations champions Wales last November, it promises to be an exciting start to the series.

Australia will be the next visitors to Dublin, fresh from their clashes with the British and Irish Lions, with that game also having a 5.45pm kick-off.

This will be the first time the Wallabies have played Ireland since that memorable 2011 Rugby World Cup meeting, which resulted in a 15-9 win for Ireland.

World champions New Zealand will complete Ireland's line-up of international matches during November with a Sunday afternoon kick off at 2pm, ensuring an enthralling series from start to finish.

Ireland's November Test schedule:

Ireland v Samoa
Date: Saturday, November 9
Kick-off: 5.45pm
Venue: Aviva Stadium

Ireland v Australia
Date: Saturday, November 16
Kick-off: 5.45pm
Venue: Aviva Stadium

Ireland v New Zealand
Date: Sunday, November 24
Kick-off 2pm
Venue: Aviva Stadium