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Ireland's Opponents for 2014 Guinness Series Announced

06 Dec

Ireland will take on South Africa, Australia and a leading European Tier 2 nation at the Aviva Stadium during the Guinness Series in November 2014.
 
South Africa, number 2 in the IRB world rankings, provided the opposition for the opening fixture of the 2012 Guinness Series and will again be Ireland's first opponents in the autumn of 2014 as the two sides square off at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday 8th November.  Ireland will be looking to record their fifth victory over the Springboks since the two countries first met at the Balmoral Showgrounds in 1906.
 
A week later on Saturday 15th November, Ireland will take on a leading European Tier 2 nation at the Aviva Stadium.   Georgia, who have serious RWC15 qualification ambitions, are the most likely opposition for this Test. 
 
Ewen McKenzie's Australia will return to the Aviva Stadium on Saturday 22nd November.  Australia are the third ranked nation in world rugby following a successful autumn tour which saw them record wins over Ireland, Wales, Scotland and Italy while losing narrowly to England.
 
Rory Sheridan, Head of Sponsorship, Diageo, Western Europe, commented, "Guinness is delighted to continue its strong and long standing support of Irish Rugby and we look forward to three exciting Guinness Series games in November 2014.”
 
The three games are scheduled to take place on consecutive Saturdays and kick-off times for each match will be confirmed at a later date.
 
2014 Guinness Series Fixtures:
 
Saturday 8th November, 2014
IRELAND v South Africa
Aviva Stadium, K.O. TBC
 
Saturday 15th November, 2014
IRELAND v Tier 2 Nation (Georgia TBC)
Aviva Stadium, K.O. TBC
 
Saturday 22ndNovember, 2014
IRELAND v Australia
Aviva Stadium, K.O. TBC

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