Ireland scheduled to tour Australia for three Tests next summer

Head coach Joe Schmidt will lead Ireland on a three-Test tour of Australia next summer
Head coach Joe Schmidt will lead Ireland on a three-Test tour of Australia next summer
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Ireland are all set to take on Wallabies in a three match Test series when they tour Australia next summer.

The series will kick off on 9th June with the first game in Brisbane following which both the teams will head to Melbourne and Sydney in successive weeks for the second and third Test respectively.

Irish Rugby Union chief executive Philip Browne is expecting an intriguing contest when the two teams lock horns with each other.

"Games involving Ireland and Australia are always great occasions, and this will be an exciting tour," Browne told www.irishrugby.ie.

Australian Rugby Union chief executive Bill Pulver added: "The rivalry between the two nations has grown enormously in recent years, with some memorable encounters.

"With a huge number of Irish expats living in Australia, Ireland will enjoy strong support when they are here for matches in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney."

Ireland have won three out of the 13 Tests played against the Wallabies in Australia with their last victory coming way back in 1979.

 

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