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Rugby World Cup 2019: Eire to face England & Wales in warm-ups

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Rugby World Cup 2019: Eire to face England & Wales in warm-ups

Eire sealed the Grand Slam with victory over England at Twickenham in March

Eire will play Six Nations rivals England, Wales and Italy in warm-up matches for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Joe Schmidt’s facet will host Italy on 10 August earlier than taking up England at Twickenham two weeks later.

Again-to-back fixtures in opposition to Wales – in Cardiff after which Dublin – will full Eire’s preparations.

The 2018 Grand Slam winners start their World Cup marketing campaign in opposition to Scotland on 22 September.

Hosts Japan are additionally in Group A, alongside Russia and Samoa.

Eire loved a historic 2017-18 season which concluded with a 2-1 Test series victory in Australia.

They are going to be hoping to hold their spectacular type by way of the present season and into the World Cup, the place they’ll try to advance past the quarter-final stage for the primary time.

Argentina ended Ireland’s hopes in 2015 with a 43-20 win in Cardiff.

Eire’s 2019 Rugby World Cup warm-up fixtures

Eire v Italy, Aviva Stadium – Saturday, 10 August

England v Eire, Twickenham – Saturday, 24 August

Wales v Eire, Principality Stadium – Saturday, 31 August

Eire v Wales, Aviva Stadium – Saturday, 7 September

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