CONFIRMED: Boks have a date with Ireland ahead of World Cup clash
NEWS: Andy Farrell’s Ireland will take on World Champions South Africa this November as the Springboks play in Dublin for the first time in five years as part of the 2022 end-of-year internationals.
The two sides have not met since Ireland posted a record 38-3 victory against South Africa in 2017, but the Boks have since gone on to claim a third Rugby World Cup title and a series win over the British and Irish Lions last year.
The clash at Aviva Stadium, on Saturday, November 5, will be the only meeting between the two sides before they face one another in the Stade de France at Rugby World Cup 2023.
Ireland will face Fiji in their second match of the end-of-year Series on Saturday, November 12, before going head-to-head with Australia in a mouth-watering Aviva Stadium clash on Saturday, November 19.
Meanwhile, the match against Ireland will be one of four for the Springboks in November.
After Dublin, the Springboks will be off to Paris to face France on November 12 and then they will head to Rome to face Italy on November 19.
The Springbok will end their tour with a big clash against England at Twickenham on November 26.