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World Champions South Africa Heading For Ireland In 2020

World Champions South Africa Heading For Ireland In 2020

South Africa captain Siya Kolisi lifts the Rugby World Cup trophy following their final win over England in Tokyo last Saturday ©INPHO/James Crombie

Ireland will play host to newly-crowned Rugby World Cup champions South Africa in November 2020.

Ireland’s fixtures against South Africa and Australia next year had been confirmed previously but the Springboks will now travel to Dublin as World champions.

The final fixture of the traditional GUINNESS Series was confirmed at the weekend with the news that Rugby World Cup hosts Japan will play Ireland at the Aviva Stadium in November of next year.

Ireland are due tour Australia next summer and the Wallabies will return the favour in the opening game of the GUINNESS Series on the weekend of November 7.

World champions South Africa are up next on the weekend of November 14, before Ireland renew rivalries with Pool A winners Japan in the final game of the series a week later.

Ticket information,  finalised dates and kick-off times will be confirmed next year.