Ireland’s Guinness Series Kick Offs Announced…
August 18, 2010 12:00 am client
The Irish Rugby Football Union have announced the dates and kick off times for the Guinness Series international games to take place this November…
The Aviva Stadium will welcome back international rugby during the Guinness Series for the first time since Ireland beat the Pacific Islands team in November 2006, which was the final international game in the old Lansdowne Road Stadium.
All of the Guinness Series games will take place in the Aviva Stadium, with current World Cup holders South Africa opening the Guinness Series on November 6th with a 5.30pm kick off. To mark the special occasion, South Africa has waived its right and unique rugby tradition where the visiting team wears its home jersey when there is a clash of colours. This will allow the Ireland team to wear its famous green jersey for the first international game in the Aviva Stadium.
Ireland will play a further three internationals during November with Samoa the next visitors to the Aviva Stadium a week later on November 13th with a 2.30pm kick off. The New Zealand team will make their first appearance at the Aviva Stadium with another 5.30pm kick off on November 20th and the Guinness Series will finish on a Sunday with the visit of Argentina on November 28th at 2.30pm.
2010 Guinness Series Fixtures:
Ireland v South Africa
Saturday 6 November, KO 5.30pm
Ireland v Samoa
Saturday 13 November, KO 2.30pm
Ireland v New Zealand
Saturday 20 November, KO 5.30pm
Ireland v Argentina
Sunday 28 November, KO 2.30pm