BREAKING NEWS : All Blacks reveal brutal 14-Test schedule for 2024

The All Blacks will play a Test against Fiji in San Diego in July, according to New Zealand Rugby’s 14-match calendar for 2024.
The All Blacks will play a Test against Fiji in San Diego this July, according to the New Zealand Rugby 14-match calendar for 2024, which was released on Thursday.

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Under new head coach Scott Robertson, New Zealand will begin their season with a two-match home Test series against England in Dunedin on July 6.

The All Blacks will face the English again a week later at Auckland’s Eden Park, where New Zealand has not lost since 1994.

“Playing England under the roof in Dunedin is a great start for us in a world-class stadium, and then we go up to Auckland, where we have a great record that we are really proud of,” Robertson said in a statement.

New Zealand then face Fiji on July 19 in the United States.

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Chief executive Mark Robinson said New Zealand Rugby had a “long-held ambition” to play a Test in North America to promote the game there.

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“We want to deliver an event that will capture the imagination of sports fans across the United States and showcases the best qualities of our game,” he added in a statement.

Defending champions New Zealand kick off their Rugby Championship campaign by hosting Argentina in Wellington on August 10, then play the Pumas in Auckland a week later.

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New Zealand also plays South Africa and Australia away before hosting the Wallabies in Wellington in late September for the second of two Bledisloe Cup matches.

The All Blacks face an especially difficult end-of-year European tour.

They will go north at the end of October to face Japan in Yokohama before finishing the year with a tour of England, Ireland, France, and Italy.

By Garrin Lambley. © Agence France Presse

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