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Ireland to play Samoa and Australia on Saturday evenings, and New Zealand on Sunday afternoon in the 2013 autumn internationals

Updated: Sunday, 14 Apr 2013 17:36 | Comments

Ireland and Australia will meet on Saturday 16 November, with a 17:45 kick-off in Dublin
Ireland and Australia will meet on Saturday 16 November, with a 17:45 kick-off in Dublin

Ireland are set to play both Samoa and Australia on Saturday evenings in the 2013 autumn internationals at Aviva Stadium, with their clash with New Zealand set for Sunday afternoon.

Samoa's visit to the home of Irish rugby will be their first since 2010 and will kick off at 17:45 under lights.

The South Sea Islands nation have risen to seventh in the IRB World Rankings, and given their demolition of RBS 6 Nations Champions Wales last November, it promises to be an exciting start to the Guinness Series.

Australia will be the next visitors to the Aviva, fresh from their summer Test series against the Lions, with a 17:45 kick-off.

This will be the first time the Wallabies have played Ireland since their memorable 2011Rugby World Cup meeting, which resulted in a 15-9 win for Ireland.

World champions New Zealand will complete the line-up of internationals during November with a Sunday afternoon kick-off at 14:00pm.

2013 Guinness Series:

Ireland v Samoa, Saturday 9 November, kick-off 17:45

Ireland v Australia, Saturday 16 November, kick-off 17:45

Ireland v New Zealand, Sunday 24 November, kick-off 14:00

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