Date set for historic Aviva opener

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  1. Teh Mite

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    The Irish Rugby Football Union have confirmed that the first game to be played at the new Aviva Stadium will take place on Saturday, July 31.

    It will be an historic opener between two composite provincial teams, which sees Leinster/Ulster combine to face a Munster/Connacht selection.

    Ireland's opening Test in the Aviva Stadium will pit them against world champions South Africa in their first game of November's Guinness Series.

    Declan Kidney's side will follow up that clash with internationals against Samoa, New Zealand and Argentina, with IRFU Chief Executive Philip Browne looking forward to the opening.

    "This promises to be a great occasion to open the Aviva Stadium to the Irish rugby public," he said, speaking to Irish Rugby.

    "It was felt that a combined provinces fixture would be the most appropriate way to do this, providing a look back into the history of the game while also creating a new chapter for Irish rugby."


    http://www.planetrugby.com/story/0,25883,9817_6094341,00.html
     
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    Sounds like a good match,
    Will that be composite from the Magners teams, or from the British & Irish cup?
     
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    it's a mouth after our summer tour we might see the best of the best out there or we might see some of the emm how do i put it less expericened players
     
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