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All Blacks v Ireland Test tickets on sale

allblacks.com     16 Apr 2012    

The Steinlager Series and the All Blacks' 2012 domestic Test season kicks off in eight weeks with Ireland set to make the trip to New Zealand for three international Test matches in June.

The series opens with a mouth-watering return for the Irish to Eden Park, the venue of their stunning 16-5 win over Australia in their RWC 2011 pool match.

The match will also mark the official debut of new All Blacks Coach Steve Hansen and his Assistant Coach Ian Foster.

Tickets for the opening match at Eden Park on Saturday 9 June and the possible series decider in Hamilton on Saturday 23 June are on sale from today with tickets for the second Test in Christchurch on sale from 14 May.

New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) Chief Executive Steve Tew said there was much anticipation about seeing the Rugby World Cup winning All Blacks for the first time in 2012.

"There has been an increased positive mood around rugby since that fantastic Rugby World Cup win and there are early signs from the provinces and franchises that people are more engaged with rugby.

"The Irish team is always a big drawcard with support from Irish and non-Irish rugby fans alike as they showed during the Rugby World Cup tournament last year. It will be great to have them back for the Steinlager Series particularly in Christchurch which has not had an international Test fixture since August 2010," Tew said.

"The Steinlager Series reinforces a great tradition of fierce rivalry between us and our northern hemisphere friends and we look forward to continuing that tradition this year against Ireland."

This year's series is being played during the Investec Super Rugby three week break in June.

Tickets for the Investec Rugby Championship - where the All Blacks play Australia, South Africa and new competition entrants, Argentina - go on sale in early July.

Steinlager Series - All Blacks v Ireland


Saturday, 9 June 2012
Eden Park, Auckland
Tickets on sale - 16 April.
Get your tickets from ticketmaster - 0800 111 999

Saturday, 16 June 2012
AMI Stadium (Addington), Christchurch
Tickets on sale - 14 May
Get your tickets from ticketdirect 0800 224 224

Saturday 23 June 2012
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Tickets on sale - 16 April
Get your tickets from ticketdirect 0800 224 224

The Investec Rugby Championship

Tickets on sale from early July - details to be advised


Saturday 25 August
All Blacks v Australia
Eden Park, Auckland

Saturday 8 September
All Blacks v Argentina
Westpac Stadium, Wellington

Saturday 15 September
All Blacks v South Africa
Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin