IRFU announce 2017 Guinness Series dates
May 4, 2017 11:21 am client
Ireland will take on the South Africa, Fiji and Argentina at Aviva Stadium in November.
The 2017 Guinness Series will kick-off on Sunday, November 12, when Ireland face South Africa (KO 2.30pm).
Ireland last played the Springboks in June 2016 when a famous first Test victory on South African soil was secured in Cape Town.
South Africa’s last visit to Dublin was in November 2014. Ireland were convincing 29-15 winners on the day thanks to tries from Rhys Ruddock and Tommy Bowe.
Fiji will make their first appearance at the Aviva on Saturday, November 18 (KO 5.30pm).
Ireland have won the three previous Test fixtures between the two sides, the last of which took place in the RDS in 2009 with Ireland running out 41-6 winners.
The final game of the 2017 Guinness Series sees Argentina return to Ireland for the first time since 2012 when Ireland won 46-24.
Since then there has been a number of tough battles between the two sides with Ireland emerging on top during the 2014 Summer Tour with two victories and the Pumas claiming the honours at Rugby World Cup 2015 with victory in the tournament quarter-final. The Argentina game kicks-off at 5.30pm on Saturday, November 25.
2017 Guinness Series Fixtures
Ireland vs South Africa (Sunday, November 12, 2017, KO 14.30)
Ireland vs Fiji (Saturday, November 18, 2017, KO 5.30pm)
Ireland vs Argentina (Saturday, November 25, 2017, KO 5.30pm)