Wales have confirmed they will face Japan and New Zealand this summer in three Test matches as part of their 2020 tour.
Wayne Pivac’s side will go head to head with the Brave Blossoms at the end of June before back-to-back Tests against the All Blacks at the start of July.
After reaching the semi-finals of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, Wales will return to face the hosts of last year’s tournament in a one-off Test match on Saturday June 27.
They will then continue their journey into the southern hemisphere as they take on Ian Foster’s All Blacks at Eden Park on July 4th and then at Sky Stadium in Wellington a week later.
“It will be pretty special taking this Wales squad to both Japan and New Zealand,” said Wales head coach and Auckland-native Wayne Pivac.
“Going back to Japan for Wales will be a really big fixture on the back of a really successful World Cup for Japan as hosts both on and off the field.
Wales’ last tour of New Zealand saw them suffer three defeats in 2016, including a 46-6 loss in Dunedin in their final game. They are yet to claim victory against the All Blacks in ten previous meetings away from home.
“The summer tests will be an important period for us as a squad, marking the end of the 2019/20 season and a great opportunity to take on both Japan and New Zealand,” Pivac added.
WALES SUMMER TOUR 2020: Saturday June 27, Japan v Wales, Venue and KO time TBC Saturday July 4, New Zealand v Wales, Eden Park, Auckland, KO19.35 (local) Saturday July 11, New Zealand v Wales, Sky Stadium, Wellington, KO19.35 (local)