Andy Farrell will look to lead Ireland to a first ever victory over the All Blacks on New Zealand soil this summer, exclusively live on Sky Sports.
The tour is Ireland’s first since a 2018 2-1 series victory against the Wallabies in Australia, and their first to New Zealand since 2012, as they seek to make history.
“This is the start of our Rugby World Cup campaign and it is going to be a fantastic challenge for our group facing five massive tests across the three weeks,” head coach Andy Farrell has said.
“We will learn so much about the players and the group as a whole as we have to front up for five incredibly tough fixtures, far from the comforts of home and in grounds where the home support will greatly outnumber travelling Irish fans.”
When are Ireland’s fixtures?
Maori All Blacks vs Ireland in Hamilton – Wednesday, June 29 – live on Sky Sports Action from 8am
New Zealand vs Ireland in Auckland – Saturday, July 2 – live on Sky Sports Action from 7.30am
New Zealand vs Ireland in Dunedin – Saturday, July 9 – live on Sky Sports Action from 7.30am
Maori All Blacks vs Ireland in Wellington – Tuesday, July 12 – live on Sky Sports Action from 8am
New Zealand vs Ireland in Wellington – Saturday, July 16 – live on Sky Sports Action from 7.30am
Who is in Ireland’s squad?
Ireland have named five uncapped players in an extended 40-man squad for their summer tour to New Zealand.
Leinster trio Ciaran Frawley (centre), Joe McCarthy (second row) and Jimmy O’Brien (wing), Munster’s Jeremy Loughman (loosehead prop) and Connacht’s Cian…