Wales line up All Blacks in November

Six Nations Grand Slam champions Wales will face Rugby World Cup Champions New Zealand in one of four autumn Tests at the Millennium Stadium.

Wales will face the All Blacks on November 24 as they bid for the first victory against New Zealand since 1953.

Australia, who beat Wales in the World Cup third-place playoff in October, will conclude series on December 1.

Samoa, narrowly beaten by Wales in a key World Cup pool game, also feature on the programme while Argentina too will have a chance to face Warren Gatland’s Grand Slam winning team.

“I am delighted we are able to announce such an excellent series of games for this autumn,” Welsh Rugby Union group chief executive Roger Lewis said.

“Warren Gatland has always said we will only get better by playing the best, and this autumn we have certainly met his challenge and lived up to his expectations.”

Wales travel to Australia for a three-Test series against the Wallabies in June having won just one of their last 16 internationals against Tri-Nations (South Africa, New Zealand and Australia) opposition.

Wales 2012 Autumn Tests at the Millennium Stadium (all times GMT)

Nov 10: v Argentina (1430)

Nov 16: v Samoa (1930)

Nov 24: v New Zealand (1715)

Dec 01: v Australia (1430)


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