Ireland national rugby union team tours

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This article is a list of tours by the Ireland national rugby union team

Ireland Rugby Tours[edit]

Year To Captain Head coach Result Score
1899 Canada James Franks N/A N/A
1952 Chile
& Argentina
Leinster Des O'Brien G.P.S. Hogan Won 1–0 (1 Draw)
1961 South Africa Leinster Ronnie Dawson Munster Noel Murphy Lost 0–1
1967 Australia Munster Tom Kiernan LeinsterEugene Davy Won 1–0
1970 Argentina Munster Tom Kiernan E. Patterson Lost 0–2
1976 New Zealand
& Fiji
Leinster Tom Grace K. Quilligan Lost
Won
0–1 (New Zealand)
1–0 (Fiji)
1979 Australia Leinster Fergus Slattery J. Coffey Won 2–0
1981 South Africa Leinster Fergus Slattery P. Madigan Lost 0–2
1985 Japan Connacht Ciaran Fitzgerald Ulster Des McKibbin Won 2–0
1988 France Ulster Willie Anderson Ulster J.C. Davidson
1989 Canada
& United States
Ulster Willie Anderson Ulster J.C. Davidson Won
Won
1–0 (Canada)
1–0 (United States)
1991 Namibia Ulster Philip Matthews Connacht Ciaran Fitzgerald Lost 0–2
1992 New Zealand Munster Phil Danaher Leinster Gerry Murphy Lost 0–2
1994 Australia Munster Michael Bradley Leinster Gerry Murphy Lost 0–2
1998 South Africa Ulster Paddy Johns New Zealand Warren Gatland Lost 0–2
1999 Australia Ulster Munster Dion O'Cuinneagain New Zealand Warren Gatland Lost 0–2
2000 Argentina,
United States
& Canada
Munster Keith Wood New Zealand Warren Gatland Lost
Won
Drew
0–1 (Argentina)
1–0 (United States)
0–0 (Canada)
2002 New Zealand Munster Keith Wood Munster Eddie O'Sullivan Lost 0–2
2003 Australia,
Tonga
& Samoa
Ulster David Humphreys
Leinster Reggie Corrigan
Munster Eddie O'Sullivan Lost
Won
Won
0–1 (Australia)
1–0 (Tonga)
1–0 (Samoa)
2004 South Africa Leinster Brian O'Driscoll Munster Eddie O'Sullivan Lost 0–2
2005 Japan Ulster David Humphreys Munster Niall O'Donovan Won 2–0
2006 New Zealand
& Australia
Leinster Brian O'Driscoll Munster Eddie O'Sullivan Lost
Lost
0–2 (New Zealand)
0–1 (Australia)
2007 Argentina Ulster Simon Best Munster Eddie O'Sullivan Lost 0–2
2008 New Zealand
& Australia
Leinster Brian O'Driscoll Munster Michael Bradley Lost
Lost
0–1 (New Zealand)
0–1 (Australia)
2009 USA & Canada Ulster Rory Best Munster Declan Kidney Won
Won
1–0 (Canada)
1–0 (United States)
2010 New Zealand
& Australia
Leinster Brian O'Driscoll Munster Declan Kidney Lost 0–1 (New Zealand)
0–1 (Australia)
2012 New Zealand Leinster Brian O'Driscoll Munster Declan Kidney Lost 0–3 (New Zealand)
2014 Argentina Munster Paul O'Connell New Zealand Joe Schmidt Won 2-0

Tour stats[edit]

Flag Nation or Nations From To Test Matches Tour Matches Total Record
P W D L P W D L P W D L % PF PA PD
Canada 1889 tour of Canada[1] 12 October 6 November 11 10 - 1 11 10 - 1 90.91% 150 50 100
Chile
Argentina
1952 tour of South America
Test Series[2]
Ireland 1–0 Argentina (1 Draw)
1 August 3 September 9 6 2 1 9 6 2 1 66.67% 126 43 83
South Africa 1961 tour of South Africa
Test Series
Ireland 0–1 South Africa
13 May 24 May 1 - - 1 3 3 - - 4 3 - 1 75% 59 36 23
Australia 1967 tour of Australia
Test Series
Ireland 1–0 Australia
1 May 20 May 1 1 - - 5 3 - 2 6 4 - 2 66.67% 119 80 39
Argentina 1971 tour of Argentina
Test Series[3]
Ireland 0–2 Argentina
30 August 20 September 7 4 - 3 7 4 - 3 85.71% 73 57 16
New Zealand
Fiji
1976 tour of New Zealand & Fiji
Test Series
Ireland 0–1 New Zealand
Ireland 1–0 Fiji (Tour Match)
15 May 9 June 1 - - 1 7 5 - 2 8 5 - 3 57.14% 88 68 20
Australia 1979 tour of Australia
Test Series
Ireland 2–0 Australia
20 May 16 June 2 2 - - 6 5 - 1 8 7 - 1 87.5% 184 75 109
South Africa 1981 tour of South Africa
Test Series
Ireland 0–2 South Africa
16 May 6 June 2 - - 2 5 3 - 2 7 3 - 4 42.86% 207 90 117
Japan 1985 tour of Japan
Test Series[4]
Ireland 2–0 Japan
19 May 2 June 5 5 - - 5 5 - - 100% 201 66 135
Canada
United States
1989 tour of North America
Test Series[5]
Ireland 1–0 Canada
Ireland 1–0 United States
30 August 9 September 4 4 - - 4 4 - - 100% 135 52 83
Namibia 1991 tour of Namibia
Test Series
Ireland 0–2 Namibia
17 June 27 June 2 - - 2 2 2 - - 4 2 - 2 50% 101 61 40
New Zealand 1992 tour of New Zealand
Test Series
Ireland 0–2 New Zealand
16 May 6 June 2 - - 2 6 3 - 3 8 3 - 5 37.5% 153 287 -134
Australia 1994 tour of Australia
Test Series
Ireland 0–2 Australia
18 May 11 June 2 - - 2 6 2 - 4 8 2 - 6 25% 177 254 -77

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ireland did not award caps for this series
  2. ^ Ireland did not award caps for this series
  3. ^ Ireland did not award caps for this series
  4. ^ Ireland did not award caps for this series
  5. ^ Ireland did not award caps for this series

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