Ireland will face South Africa and Australia in next year's November international series, the Irish Rugby Football Union has confirmed.
Ireland will face South Africa and Australia in next year's November international Test series, the Irish Rugby Football Union announced.
Joe Schmidt's side will meet South Africa, the world's second-ranked side behind New Zealand, at the Aviva Stadium on November 8 and will face Australia at the same venue on November 22.
In between, they'll play a “leading European Tier 2 nation”, most probably Georgia, on November 15.
Ireland had a mixed experience in this year's November Tests, comfortably beating Samoa 40-9 but losing 32-15 to Australia and then going down to a painful 24-22 loss to New Zealand.