New Zealand has been confirmed as the highlight of the Irish Rugby international season with the All Blacks coming to the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, November 13th.
Perhaps worryingly there was no reference to it being part of a Guinness Series as has previously been the case, with reference only to the Autumn Internationals.
Sport for Business has put in a request for clarity on whether this is an oversight or whether there has been a change in the commercial arrangements. Guinness has been naming rights partner of the Series since the Aviva Stadium was reopened in its new guise over a decade ago.
Hopes are high that there will be a substantial if not a full capacity attendance for the games but ticket details have not been published yet until there is a greater sense of what might be possible.
Corporate hospitality providers The Hospitality Partnership are taking registrations of interest for when the ticket details are made public.
The Autumn programme kicks off with a trip to Las Vegas to play the USA in the Las Vegas Raiders Allegiant Stadium on Saturday, October 30th.
Japan will return after last month’s entertaining game on November 6th before the All Blacks one week later and the series drawing to a conclusion against Argentina on Sunday 21st November.
“The July window has been a fantastic period of growth for this group of players and it was brilliant to have fans back in the Aviva Stadium for both games,” said Head Coach Andy Farrell.
“We have an exciting year of rugby ahead with an action packed autumn international window, the Six Nations Championship and a tour of New Zealand.”
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