Ireland to Face All Blacks in Auckland, Dunedin and Wellington in July


New Zealand Rugby have affirmed the dates, settings and start up times for Ireland's three Tests in July.

Andy Farrell's Ireland Squad will visit interestingly since he authoritatively assumed control over the lead trainer job in December 2019. The worldwide Covid Pandemic constrained the dropping of a two Test visit in Australia in 2020 and a three Test visit through Fiji in 2021.

Ireland have not visited New Zealand starting around 2012 when they played three Tests losing each of the three however driven in the second Test at half-time prior to missing out 22-19. Following that visit Ireland would lose to New Zealand just again in 2013 preceding at long last guaranteeing a first triumph in 2016 at the 29th endeavor. Since Soldier Field there has been four gatherings between the different sides with the distinctions even at two wins a piece.

This approaching July, Ireland will leave on what is potentially their hardest at any point Tour of the expert period. They will play New Zealand in three Tests and play two mid-week apparatuses which presently can't seem to be affirmed.

On Saturday second July, the primary Test against New Zealand will happen at Eden Park in Auckland. Ireland have played three Tests at the capital city setting with the 2006 misfortune 27-17 the most serious of the three installations.

The subsequent Test happens on Saturday ninth July at the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin. The 'Glasshouse' supplanted Carisbrook as the home of the Highlanders in 2012 and it facilitated four games during Rugby World Cup 2011 including Ireland's last pool game against Italy. Ireland last played New Zealand in Dunedin in 2002 with the home side winning 15-6.

Conor Murray on assault in the last Test of the 2012 visit through New Zealand

The visit closes with the third and last Test against the All Blacks on Saturday sixteenth July at the SKY Stadium in Wellington. The 'Cake Tin' is home to the Hurricanes SuperRugby establishment and Ireland played a Test at this setting against the All Blacks in 2006 losing 21-11. It is likewise where Ireland lost a Rugby World Cup quarter-last to Wales at the 2011 competition.

The significance of visiting for the public crew can't be undervalued as they look for attachment on and off the field in anticipation of Rugby World Cup 2023. While many players experienced full stadia without precedent for their global professions recently there are numerous inside the ongoing Ireland crew who have not experienced visiting or playing in the southern side of the equator.

Ireland Summer Tour Test Matches v New Zealand (KO in Irish time region shown)

New Zealand v IRELAND, Saturday 2 July, 8.05am, Eden Park, AUCKLAND

New Zealand v IRELAND, Saturday 9 July, 8.05am, Forsyth Barr Stadium, DUNEDIN

New Zealand v IRELAND, Saturday 16 July, 8.05am, Sky Stadium, WELLINGTON