New Zealand’s national rugby team, the All Blacks have announced they are playing three Steinlager Series Tests against Ireland across the country this July, with both teams settling in and kicking off for crowds in Auckland, Dunedin and Wellington.
The All Blacks 2023 Steinlager Series begins on Saturday 2 July against Ireland at Auckland’s Eden Park, with the second stop of the series in Dunedin on Saturday 9 July.
You can see the action up close and personal right here in Wellington with the All Blacks vs Ireland playing at Sky Stadium on Saturday 16 July, 7:05pm.
It has been 10 years since New Zealand has hosted the Ireland rugby team, so this will be an unmissable match for all rugby fans.
With three wins out of the last five, the Irish will be feeling mighty confident heading into a cracking test rugby series in the heart of All Black territory. But – if we know the boys, they’ll be craving a dominant win to put the world on notice.
BeThere for all the action up close with All Blacks Tours and don’t miss what will be an unmissable series opening the 2022 test calendar in style.
2023 steinlager series schedule
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Eden Park, Auckland
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Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
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Sky Stadium, Wellington
The All Blacks 2023 Steinlager Series campaign will kick off on Saturday 2 July against Ireland at Eden Park, Auckland, the first time the two sides have clashed since they played in Dublin last November. The All Blacks and Black Ferns mid-year Test fixtures and dates have finally been announced by New Zealand Rugby.
The All Blacks will play three Tests against Ireland in Auckland on July 2, Dunedin on July 9 and Wellington on July 16.
The Black Ferns kick off their Rugby World Cup preparations against Australia, Canada and the USA in the Pacific Four Series this June. The first Test against Australia on Monday, June 2 has yet to have a confirmed venue and they will play Canada at Waitakere’s Trusts Arena on Sunday, June 12 and USA in Whangārei on June 18.
They will also play Australia in the first Test of the Laurie O’Reilly series in Christchurch on August 20.
New Zealand Rugby chief executive Mark Robinson said it was great to see a full international Test schedule in Aotearoa after the Covid-19 disruptions of 2021.
“It has been a long time since the Black Ferns played a Test in Aotearoa and the Pacific Four gives New Zealanders the opportunity to get excited about women’s rugby in the build-up to the Rugby World Cup and to get behind their team in what is a huge year for the women’s game.
“The All Blacks have a big season ahead with the Steinlager Series against Ireland and a tough Rugby Championship schedule. I know Foz [All Blacks Head Coach Ian Foster] and the team can’t wait for the season to kick off and I’m sure fans feel the same way. We have not hosted Ireland since 2012 and Argentina have not played here since 2018, so we cannot wait to welcome two great rugby rivals and their fans to our country.”