3 Nov 2012

All Blacks domestic tests for 2013 announced

11:17 am on 3 November 2012

The All Blacks will play seven domestic tests next season, including a three test series against last year's World Cup runners-up France.

It'll be the first time the two sides have played against each other since the All Blacks' World Cup win.

Auckland, Christchurch and New Plymouth will host that series with Wellington, Hamilton and Auckland hosting the Rugby Championship tests and Dunedin the third Bledisloe Cup test.

The first test against France is in Auckland on June 8th, with Eden Park also hosting South Africa in mid-September.

Christchurch will host the second French test on June 15th, with the final test in New Plymouth a week later.

The Wallabies will play in Wellington on August 24th and Dunedin on October 19th, while Hamilton will host the Argentina test on August 7th.