Thursday 27 April 2017

Dates and venues announced for Ireland's 2016 summer tour of South Africa

Ireland in action against South Africa in the Aviva Stadium
Ireland in action against South Africa in the Aviva Stadium

Tom Rooney

The dates and venues have been confirmed for Ireland’s three-test tour of South Africa next June.

The South African Rugby Union announced today that Ireland will play the Springboks on three consecutive Saturdays from June 11, across as many venues.

The first clash will take place at DHL Newlands in Cape Town. Seven days later Joe Schmidt’s charges will take on the World Cup bronze medallists at Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg, before the series concludes on Saturday 25 in the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth. 

Ireland are yet to win a test on South African soil, and last toured there in 2004, when they lost the series 2-0.

Ireland 2016 Summer Tour Fixtures:

South Africa v Ireland

DHL Newlands, Cape Town

Saturday 11th June, 2016

South Africa v Ireland

Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg

Saturday 18th June, 2016

South Africa v Ireland

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth

Saturday 25th June, 2016

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