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Scots first up for Irish

Published 31/08/2010 | 05:00

IRELAND will open their World Cup warm-up schedule in Murrayfield next year, with a match against Scotland in the Edinburgh stadium scheduled for August 6, 2011.

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The clash against the Scots is the first of four warm-up matches to be played on successive weekends. Declan Kidney's men will then face back-to-back matches against France before meeting England at the Aviva Stadium in their final encounter ahead of the Ireland squad's departure for New Zealand.

RWC 2011 -- Ireland's warm-up fixtures: Saturday, August 6, 2011: Scotland v Ireland, Murrayfield. Saturday, August 13:

France v Ireland, venue TBC;

Saturday, August 20:

Ireland v France, Aviva Stadium;

Saturday, August 27:

Ireland v England, Aviva Stadium.

Irish Independent

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