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Ireland Club XV To Play Portugal ‘A’ In March

The Ireland Club XV team 7/2/2020

The Ireland Club XV last played their Scottish counterparts at Energia Park in February 2020 ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

The Ireland Club XV squad, sponsored by Energia, will travel to Lisbon in March of next year to play a Portugal ‘A’ side.

The Ireland Club international side, which will be made up of some of the most exciting players competing in the Energia All-Ireland League, will play Portugal ‘A’ at the National Stadium in Lisbon on Friday, March 8.

Once selected by head coach Sean Skehan, the Ireland Club XV group will come together for three camps and train at the IRFU High Performance Centre, ahead of the fixture.

Commenting on the fixture announcement, IRFU Director of Rugby Development, Colin McEntee, said: “After a hiatus due to the pandemic, we are delighted to see the recommencement of the Club international team, with a fixture confirmed against a Portuguese ‘A’ side.

“The Ireland Club XV provides the top players performing in the Energia All-Ireland League with an opportunity to represent themselves, their families and the league, while showcasing the qualities and standards that the Energia All-Ireland League presents.”