Ireland will face New Zealand at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday 13th November.

The IRFU have confirmed that Ireland’s Autumn Nations game against New Zealand has sold out.

The game at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, November 13th will be a huge and badly needed boost for the Union coffers given the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The cost of an Upper Stand ticket for the match against the All Blacks was €125 while a premium level ticket cost €165.

The capacity at the Aviva Stadium is 51,700 but it is unclear what the maximum attendance figure is due to continued Covid regulations.

IRFU chiefs added that tickets remain available for both the Japan and Argentina games.

Meanwhile, Connacht winger Mack Hansen has been called into Andy Farrell’s squad for the first time as Ireland ramp up preparations for their opening clash of the season when Japan visit Aviva Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Hansen, 23, made his Connacht debut in September having signed on a two-year deal from Australian Super Rugby outfit the Brumbies and has represented Australia Under-20s but has a Cork-born mother.

Able to play across the back three and at fly-half, the IRFU said Hansen will train with the Ireland squad this week, implying he will not be considered for selection this weekend against the Brave Blossoms.

Munster lock Thomas Ahern and Leinster back Jamie Osborne trained with Ireland last week and have since returned to their respective provinces.

Ireland’s only fitness concern mentioned in a squad update issued on Monday remains centre Robbie Henshaw who is continuing his rehabilitation from a foot injury which has kept him sidelined since starting all three Tests for the British & Irish Lions in South Africa during the summer. The Leinster star will continue to work under the direction of the Ireland medical team the game against New Zealand on November 13 believed to be the more realistic target if all goes to plan.

Head coach Farrell will name his team to face Japan this Thursday and has to strike a selection balance that gives undercooked frontline players valuable Test minutes ahead of the All Blacks clash while also continuing to develop fringe players as was the case when Japan visited Dublin in July in the Vodafone Summer Series which saw Ireland run out 39-31 winners.

Wales v All Blacks branded a ‘sham fixture’ and Rees-Zammit disappointed to miss out

Louis Rees-Zammit admits he’s disappointed to miss out on the upcoming Test with New Zealand, but insists there’s more to come from him in a Wales shirt.

The 20-year-old is set unavailable for the upcoming clash with the All Blacks due to commitments with Premiership side Gloucester, but will potentially be available for the rest of his country’s Autumn campaign.

Speaking to BBC’s Scrum V, the winger said: “That’s the game [New Zealand] you want to play in as a kid growing up. But unfortunately, I won’t be able to play.

“But there’s three big Tests after that and hopefully I’ll impress the coaches and try and get my name on the teamsheet.”

It’s been a whirlwind 12 months for Rees-Zammit, but he insists there’s plenty more to come.

“The World Cup is definitely one,” he replied when asked about his career goals. “Growing up that’s what you watch and dream of playing in. I’ve still got loads left to be honest. I’ve only played nine times for my country and I haven’t played a Lions Test, so there’s a lot more to come.

“I’ve got high expectations for myself. I put a lot of pressure on myself to do things and score tries.

Wales v All Blacks labelled ‘sham fixture’

The All Blacks are in Cardiff this week, after thrashing the USA 104-14, as they prepare to take on a depleted Wales side at a sold out Principality Stadium on Saturday.

It’s the first time New Zealand have been to Cardiff in four years and it was a fixture that the WRU did not struggle to generate interest for.

However, Wales will be shorn of a number of stars for the clash due. Because the game is being played outside the international window, England-based players like Dan Biggar and Louis Rees-Zammit will not be available.

There are also a number of injuries to contend with, meaning Wales face a significant challenge. The fixture has attracted much criticism and rugby writer Chris Foy is the latest to take aim in the Daily Mail.

“Wales won’t fold as easily as the Americans when they face the All Blacks on Saturday, but the sad fact is that Wayne Pivac’s side — missing a raft of regulars — have no chance of winning the out-of-window Test,” Foy wrote.

“It will be another sham fixture; an exercise in making money from a mis-match. As for the USA, their on-field ordeal won’t have done much for their hopes of staging the 2031 World Cup.

“The suspicion remains that they are only a potential rugby market in the sense of commercial gain, rather than mass public interest.”

Where in the world can you watch All Blacks Rugby Game

The NZ Rugby kicked off in Auckland last weekend, with the second Rugby Championship & Rugby November Test to be played again this weekend. Wales will face New Zealand at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday 30th October. This will be the first of four autumn internationals to be played by Wales in 2021.

In New Zealand you’ll be able to watch all the action live and exclusive on Sky Sport NZ.

Have a look below at our broadcast guide to find out how and where to watch Fortinet Rugby Championship and November test Game.

The All blacks Rugby Test is on Saturday 30 October at 7.05pm NZT from Principality Stadium, Cardiff.

New Zealand

All games will be live on Sky Sport 1, Sky Go and Sky Sport Now.

Australia

Nine/Stan

South Africa

SuperSport

Here’s the live stream of today’s Welsh Rugby Autumn 2021

Follow our guide below as we explain how to get a Wales vs All Blacks live stream and watch this international rugby match FREE online today.

Wales will tackle New Zealand, South Africa, Fiji and Australia during the 2021 Autumn Internationals.

Wales begin their autumn campaign on Saturday 30th October against the mighty All Blacks. The world champion Springboks will visit Cardiff a week later.

The third match in the series is a Sunday fixture against the Flying Fijians. The Wallabies will complete the series when they visit the Principality Stadium on Saturday 20th November.

How to watch Wales vs New Zealand Rugby FREE live stream in the UK

Free-to-air Welsh language network S4C will be broadcasting this final summer international for Wayne Pivac’s men live with kick-off set for 3pm BST.

That means that if you’re living in the UK, you have three options to watch the channel’s coverage online – via its linear TV channel, the S4C Clic or, you can tune in via BBC iPlayer.

Wales Rugby Autumn International Test Game Schedule 2021

Wales Autumn Internationals 2021

Wales will tackle New Zealand, South Africa, Fiji and Australia during the 2021 Autumn Internationals.

Wales begin their autumn campaign on Saturday 30th October against the mighty All Blacks. The world champion Springboks will visit Cardiff a week later.

The third match in the series is a Sunday fixture against the Flying Fijians. The Wallabies will complete the series when they visit the Principality Stadium on Saturday 20th November.

Wales Rugby Schedule 2021

Wales v New Zealand
Principality Stadium, Cardiff
Saturday 30th October 2021
Kick-off: 5:15pm
Wales v South Africa
Principality Stadium, Cardiff
Saturday 6th November 2021
Kick-off: 5:30pm
Wales v Fiji
Principality Stadium, Cardiff
Sunday 14th November 2021
Kick-off: 3:15pm
Wales v Australia
Principality Stadium, Cardiff
Saturday 20th November 2021
Kick-off: 5:30pm