Ireland to host Japan and USA in summer

The games will be played in July
The games will be played in July
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Ireland will be locking horns with Japan and the USA during their rescheduled summer fixtures that will be played in July.

Ireland were originally scheduled to visit Fiji for a three-game series in July but was cancelled due to the concerns over pandemic coronavirus.

Their first fixture will be against Japan on 3rd July and it will be the first time the two teams will play each other since the Brave Blossoms defeated Ireland in the group stage of the 2019 World Cup.

Following the game against Japan, Andy Farrell's men will lock horns with the USA on 10th July with both the games scheduled to be played at Aviva Stadium. The two teams last faced each other in November 2018 in an encounter that saw Ireland emerge victorious with a 57-14 margin.

“We now have two games at home to focus on which will be great for the group," said Ireland head coach Andy Farrell.

"There have been some strong individual performances in the Rainbow Cup over the past couple of weeks and there are plenty of opportunities for players to put themselves in the frame for selection for the international window in July.”

Ireland's Summer Fixtures:

3rd July, Ireland v Japan, Aviva Stadium
10th July, Ireland v USA, Aviva Stadium

 
 

Ireland Fixtures