Rugby: All Blacks book four-test schedule against Ireland

  • 13/07/2021

The All Blacks are about to become quite familiar with Ireland, with the announcement of a four-test schedule between the two sides over the next year.

Ireland has revealed the All Blacks will visit Dublin for a test on November 14, as part of the NZ side's annual year-end European tour.

The match will be the first of four, with Ireland set to travel to New Zealand next July for a three-test series, which will be their first tour to Aotearoa since 2012.

The All Blacks haven't played at Dublin's Aviva Stadium since 2018, when they lost 16-9 - two years after Ireland recorded their historic first test win over the Kiwis in Chicago in 2016.

They gained some revenge the last time they met in the quarter-final of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, claiming a dominant victory.

"We have an exciting year of rugby ahead, with an action-packed autumn international window, the Six Nations championship and a tour of New Zealand," says Ireland coach Andy Farrell, also confirming tests against Japan and Argentina in November.

The All Blacks will also face Wales, Italy and France during this year's European tour.

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