5 Dec, 14:49
The Ireland Under-19 squad to face Australia Schools at Ravenhill on Saturday week (December 14) has been announced.
Tickets are still available for the Ireland 'A' team's two Barclays Churchill Cup pool stage matches against the USA and New Zealand Maori next month.
Michael Bradley's side get their Churchill Cup campaign up and running against the US Eagles on Saturday week (June 3). The Pool B clash, which will be broadcast live on Sky Sports (2.00pm local time, 10.00pm Irish time), takes place at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara, California.
The 6,800-capacity venue was named after former Santa Clara American football coach Lawrence T. 'Buck' Shaw. Opened in 1962, the stadium is currently home to the Bronco soccer team and was also used by the Brazilian squad in the lead up to their triumph at the 1994 World Cup.
After the completion of the pool stages, all teams will transfer to the Canadian city of Edmonton for the tournament's finals day, which will be held at the Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday, June 17. Tickets for the June 17 decider are available on the Canadian Ticketmaster website - www.ticketmaster.ca
Previous winners of the tournament include England (2003, 2005) and the New Zealand Maori (2004). The English beat Argentina 45-16 in last year's final in Edmonton.
Tickets for the Ireland 'A' v USA clash should be available on the day - ticket booths will be open to the north side of Buck Shaw an hour before kick-off. But if you want to guarantee your seat(s) for the opener and/or the mouth-watering Ireland 'A' v New Zealand Maori fixture (same venue, kick-off 2.00pm, Saturday, June 10), you can call 00 1 408 554 4660. If you cannot make it Stateside, do not worry - as well as Sky Sports bringing you live coverage of the tournament's nine matches, IrishRugby.ie will have a live text commentary/match tracker for each of Ireland 'A' team's fixtures, plus post-match reaction from the players and management.
The ticket details and offers available for Buck Shaw Stadium are as follows: PREMIUM PASS - Single Match - $130, Three-Match Pass - $350 (Includes a Premium Ticket, light meal and snacks served before, during and after each match, water, soft drinks, coffee, tea, beer and wine, premium parking and post-match reception)
PRIME SEATING - (Between the 22-m lines) - $35/match
GENERAL ADMISSION - (Outside the 22-m lines) - $25/match (adult); $15/youth & students with ID
STUDENT/YOUTH GA - (Outside the 22-m lines) - $15 Under 18 or with student ID
GROUP DISCOUNTS - (Groups of 20 or more adults) are available
For Details on the Churchill Cup click here.
For a pdf of the Events at the Churchill Cup - Click Here.
For an application form for conferences and events - Click here.