All Blacks to face Wales in Cardiff

The All Blacks perform the haka ahead of last year's test against Wales. Photo / Getty Images
The All Blacks perform the haka ahead of last year's test against Wales. Photo / Getty Images

The All Blacks will face Wales in Cardiff next year on their end of year tour, it was announced today.

Wales last hosted New Zealand at the end of 2012, with the All Blacks winning 33-10. The All Blacks have played at Cardiff seven times in the last 10 years. Wales have beaten the All Blacks just twice since 1905.

Wales will also host Australia and South Africa at Millennium Stadium next November, with Fiji making up the quartet of the UK side's autumn opponents.

Wales lost to South Africa and Australia during the recently completed 2013 autumn series, extending their miserable record against the trio of southern hemisphere powers to just one win from 23 games since Warren Gatland took charge.

On Tuesday the All Blacks domestic test schedule for 2014 was announced with Napier the big winner after being named as host of a Rugby Championship fixture against Argentina in September.

It will be the first time McLean Park has hosted an All Blacks test since the encounter against Manu Samoa in 1996.

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