Ireland to face Maori All Blacks twice during summer tour of New Zealand

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell
Ireland head coach Andy Farrell
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Ireland will be facing two midweek fixtures against the Maori All Blacks during their summer tour of New Zealand which also includes three Tests against the All Blacks.

FMG Stadium Waikato in Hamilton will host Ireland's first tour game on 29th June following which Andy Farrell's men will play the opening two Tests against New Zealand on 2nd and 9th July in Auckland and Dunedin respectively.

The second tour game against Maori All Blacks will be played after the second Test on 12th July at Sky Stadium in Wellington with the series coming to a conclusion with the third and final Test at the same venue on 16th July.

"The Maori All Blacks will provide a stern test of our squad strength and depth. They are effectively a Test match side that have a proud tradition and impressive record of results," said Farrell.

“This tour is a huge opportunity for the group to develop and test itself against the best in their own backyard.

“Playing five games against such quality opposition will be of huge benefit to the group as we tour for the first time since 2018.”

Ireland's fixtures for New Zealand Tour:

29th June, Ireland v Maori All Blacks, FMG Stadium, Hamilton
2nd July, First Test, New Zealand v Ireland, Eden Park, Auckland
9th July, Second Test, New Zealand v Ireland, Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
12th July, Ireland v Maori All Blacks, Sky Stadium, Wellington
16th July, Third Test, New Zealand v Ireland, Sky Stadium, Wellington

 
 

Ireland Fixtures