Ireland will play South Africa, Fiji and Argentina at the Aviva Stadium in November
By Andy Charles
Last Updated: 04/05/17 1:14pm
Ireland will host South Africa, Fiji and Argentina during their Guinness Series at the Aviva Stadium in November.
The three games pit Joe Schmidt's side against two of the southern hemisphere's powerhouses and also see Fiji make their first appearance at the new home of Irish rugby.
South Africa have not played in Dublin since 2014, when Ireland ran out 29-15 winners, and they open the series at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday November 12.
The following Saturday, Fiji make their first visit to the Aviva for what will be the fourth senior fixture between the teams after two at Lansdowne Road and a third at the RDS.
The series concludes on November 25 when Argentina are in Dublin for the first time since 2012 when Ireland secured a 46-24 victory.
Ireland will be looking for a little bit of revenge after being knocked out of the 2015 Rugby World Cup by the Pumas.
"This November's Guinness Series promises to have some added edge with recent fixtures against South Africa and Argentina fresh in the memory," said IRFU director Padraig Power.
"Argentina ended Ireland's Rugby World Cup hopes in October 2015 while the Springboks edged a thrilling Test series last June after Ireland had made history in Newlands.
"Fiji's exciting brand of free flowing rugby will be showcased for the very first time at the Aviva Stadium as the South Sea Islanders play in Dublin for the first time since 2009."