Ireland face Canada at Aviva Stadium on November 12

Ireland's Rory Best
Ireland's Rory Best

Ireland will play Canada in the opening match of their series of 2016 autumn internationals.

The match will take place at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on November 12.

The following Saturday, Ireland play World Cup winners New Zealand, followed by a match against runners-up Australia on November 26.

The game will be the third time Canada have visited Ireland, having played at Lansdowne Road in 1997 and Thomond Park in 2008.