Ireland will take on the reigning World champions New Zealand twice in November 2016, it was confirmed today. First up is an historic clash in Soldier Field, Chicago, and the sides meet again a few weeks later in the GUINNESS Series at the Aviva Stadium.
Ireland lost at home for the first time since November 2013 as Wales deservedly prevailed in a gripping GUINNESS Summer Series encounter, with full-back Leigh Halfpenny nailing two closing penalties for the visitors.
Just days before head coach Joe Schmidt formally announces Ireland's Rugby World Cup squad, the Six Nations champions welcome Wales to the Aviva Stadium for what is sure to be a keenly-contested Test match.
Join us for live text commentary of Ireland's final Rugby World Cup warm-up game against England at Twickenham today (kick-off 2.30pm), as the Six Nations rivals clash ahead of the much-anticipated tournament.
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt talks about the team selection for the final warm-up game against England which, he says, is 'a massive challenge' for his side ahead of the start of the Rugby World Cup.
Irish Rugby TV brings you a behind-the-scenes look at the Ireland v Wales GUINNESS Summer Series game at the Aviva Stadium. Paul O'Connell, who was playing his last ever home international, took to the pitch with his son Paddy after the 16-10 defeat.
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt names the team to play Wales in the GUINNESS Summer Series and answers questions on the selection, while scrum half Conor Murray talks about 'feeling fresh' ahead of his return to the side.
Ireland assistant coach Les Kiss updates the media on the progress of Andrew Trimble and Cian Healy, and says captain Paul O'Connell deserves 'a good send-off' in his final home international this weekend.
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt announces the team to play Scotland in the GUINNESS Summer Series. He also answers questions about the selection and Chris Henry speaks about the players 'stepping up' and causing some headaches for the coaches.
Speaking ahead of Saturday's clash with Australia, Ireland flanker Rhys Ruddock said: "We need to bring the defensive physicality we had against South Africa, as Australia have threats all over the park. We need to be at the top of our game."
As the countdown continues to Ireland's GUINNESS Series showdown with Australia, number 8 Jamie Heaslip talks about the Georgia game and what it will be like to face an 'old friend' in Michael Cheika this Saturday.