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Five rugby Tests for Black Ferns

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 15/06/2016

The Black Ferns with play a two-Test women's rugby series against Australia in Auckland before heading on an end-of-year Northern Hemisphere tour.

The first match against the Wallaroos will be the curtain-raiser to the Bledisloe Cup Test between the All Blacks and the Wallabies at Eden Park on October 22.

The trans-Tasman rivals will meet again four days later at QBE Stadium.

The Black Ferns' tour comprises Tests against world champions England, Canada and Ireland in November.

Coach Glenn Moore says the five matches are an important part of the build-up to the Women's Rugby World Cup in Ireland in August 2017.

BLACK FERNS TESTS

Oct 22, v Australia, Eden Park, Auckland

Oct 26, v Australia, QBE Stadium, Auckland

Nov 19, v England, The Stoop, London

Nov 23, v Canada, Doonybrook Stadium, Dublin

Nov 27, v Ireland, UCD Bowl, Dublin.

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