Ireland to tackle South Africa and Australia
December 6, 2013
Ireland will tackle South Africa and Australia in next year's November Tests, the Irish Rugby Football Union announced on Friday.
They will face South Africa, the world's second-ranked side behind New Zealand, in Dublin on November 8 and will Australia at the same venue a fortnight later on November 22.
In between those two high-porfile Tests they will play a leading European Tier 2 nation, with Georgia the most likely opposition Georgia, on November 15.
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