Ireland’s Summer Schedule Begins To Take Shape As First Game Confirmed

New plans.

Ireland will face the USA Eagles in Dublin this summer as they look to fill their summer schedule following the cancellation of their tour to Fiji.

Andy Farrell’s side summer plans were dealt a blow last week when it was revealed their tour couldn’t go ahead as a result of COVID-19 complications that have prevented them from traveling.

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The IRFU are yet to officially reveal their summer plans, but USA Eagles head coach Gary Gold confirmed his side would be traveling to Dublin to take on Andy Farrell’s side on the weekend of July 10.

Speaking to Alex Corbisiero’s American Rugby Show podcast, the Gold said his side have been booked in for games against both England and Ireland in July.

“What our schedule is that has just been confirmed is that on July 3rd we’ll be playing England at Twickenham in our first game that we play since returning from Covid and the Rugby World Cup and a week later we’re due to play Ireland at the Aviva,” Gold said.

Japan and Canada have also been mooted as possible opponents for Ireland with an announcement due soon.