In addition to the Six Nations Championship games, there will be two World Cup qualifiers, a three match pre-season tour of New Zealand plus friendlies against Fiji and Argentina.
2002 Itinerary - February 3rd: Ireland v Wales, (Dublin). February 16th: England v Ireland (London). March 2nd: Ireland v Scotland (Dublin). March 23rd: Ireland v Italy (Dublin). April 6th: France v Ireland (Paris). June 15th: New Zealand v Ireland (Venue tbc). June 22nd: New Zealand v Ireland (Venue tbc). September 7th: Ireland v Italy (provisional). Sept 21st: RWC Qualifier. Sept 28th: RWC Qualifier. November 9th: Ireland v Australia (Dublin). November 16th: Ireland v Fiji (Dublin). November 23rd: Ireland v Argentina