Dates Announced For Ireland’s 2016 Summer Tour Of South Africa

08 Nov 2014 --- 8 November 2014; Rob Kearney, Ireland, evades the tackle of Jannie du Plessis, South Africa. Guinness Series, Ireland v South Africa, Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE --- Image by © Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE/SPORTSFILE/Corbis

The dates have been announced for Irish rugby’s first summer tour to the southern hemisphere since the first successful series against Argentina in 2014. Ireland face the number three ranked Springboks in a three-test series in June of 2016.

It represents Ireland’s first tour of South Africa since losing a two-test series against the Boks in 2004. Ireland have a good record since that year against South Africa – winning four of the last six games all in Dublin. The last game between the sides was a comprehensive 29-15 victory.

Ireland’s tour will come two weeks after the final game of the season, with the Pro 12 final scheduled for the 28th of May.

Ireland 2016 Summer Tour Fixtures:

1st Test: South Africa v Ireland; DHL Newlands, Cape Town – Saturday 11th June 2016

2nd Test: South Africa v Ireland; Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg – Saturday 18th June 2016

3rd Test: South Africa v Ireland; Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth – Saturday 25th June 2016

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