Wales to lock horns with Japan and New Zealand in summer tour

Wayne Pivac will be in charge of Wales
Wayne Pivac will be in charge of Wales
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The Welsh Rugby Union has unveiled the summer fixtures of Wales where they will take on Japan and New Zealand.

The opening game of the series will see Wales taking on the Brave Blossoms in Japan on 27th June before they head to New Zealand for a two-game series.

The first of the two games against the All Blacks will take place on 4th July at Eden Park in Auckland before the two teams meet for the one final time on 11th July at Sky Stadium in Wellington.

“It will be pretty special taking this Wales squad to both Japan and New Zealand,” said Wales head coach Wayne Pivac.

“Going back to Japan for Wales will be a really big fixture on the back of a really successful RWC for Japan as hosts both on and off the field.

“The squad and WRU made a huge impression on the country in the lead up to and during the RWC and attracted a lot of local support so it will be great to take the squad back to Japan for the first summer test.

“We will then to familiar ground for me in terms of New Zealand, and especially Auckland, with two fixtures against the All Blacks.

“The summer tests will be an important period for us as a squad, marking the end of the 2019/20 season and a great opportunity to take on both Japan and New Zealand.”

Fixtures:

27th June v Japan, Venue TBC
4th July v New Zealand at Eden Park in Auckland
11th July, New Zealand at Sky Stadium in Wellington

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