Andy Farrell’s Ireland have discovered the venues for the toughest Test series in world rugby as they prepare to visit New Zealand this summer.
The All Blacks confirmed their Steinlager Series 2022 campaign will begin on Saturday 2 July against Ireland at Eden Park, Auckland, the first time the two sides have met since their game in Dublin last November.
The second and third Tests will take place in Dunedin on July 9 and Wellington on July 16, although there is still no confirmation of the additional two games against the Maori All Blacks.
All games will be broadcast on Sky Sports at 8.05am.
2022 Pacific Four series
Black Ferns – Australia: Monday 6 June 2.45pm Venue TBC
Black Ferns – Canada: Sunday 12 June, 2.45pm, Trusts Arena, Waitakere, Auckland
Blacks Ferns v US: Saturday 18 June, 4pm, Semenoff Stadium, Whangarei
2022 Steinlager series
All Blacks v Ireland: Saturday 2 July, 7.05pm, Eden Park, Auckland
All Blacks – Ireland: Saturday 9 July, 19:05, Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
All Blacks – Ireland: Saturday 16 July, 19:05, Sky Stadium, Wellington
Rugby Championship 2022
All Blacks v Argentina: Saturday 27 August, TBC kick-off, Orangetheory Stadium, Christchurch
All Blacks v Argentina: Saturday 3 September, 7.05pm, FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton
Rugby Championship 2022 and Bledisloe Cup
All Blacks v Australia: Saturday 24 September, 19:05, Eden Park, Auckland
2022 Laurie O’Reilly series
Black Ferns vs Australia: 20 August, 7.05pm, Orangetheory Stadium, Christchurch (one of two friendlies, the second will be played in Australia)
https://www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/ireland-open-all-blacks-series-in-july-at-eden-park-41587912.html Ireland opens the All Blacks series at Eden Park in July