The dates and venues for Ireland's tour of New Zealand next year have been confirmed by the New Zealand Rugby Football Union. Eddie O'Sullivan's side will take on the All Blacks in Dunedin on June 15 and again in Auckland a week later.

New Zealand will also have the benefit of a warm-up clash against Italy in Hamilton on June 8. No details are as yet available of any additional matches the touring Six Nations runners-up might play.

Filed by Shane Murray