31 Aug 2011

All Blacks and Ireland to play first ever three test series

5:44 pm on 31 August 2011

The All Blacks will play their first ever three test series against Ireland next year.

The New Zealand rugby union's announced the All Blacks will play three tests aginst Ireland next year and three against France in 2013.

The Irish visit will be the first ever three-Test series between the All Blacks and the Irish, while the French series will be the first three-Test series against New Zealand since 1968.

Match dates and venues, will be announced later this year.