Wales will tackle world champions New Zealand and play Georgia for the first time as part of their end-of-year Test schedule, the Welsh Rugby Union confirmed on Wednesday.

Wales will also welcome Australia and South Africa to Cardiff’s Principality Stadium.

Australia are up first on November 11, followed by Georgia on November 18, with New Zealand the visitors on November 25 before Wales close the year against the Springboks on December 2.

Warren Gatland is due to return as Wales head coach for the fixtures after leading the British and Irish Lions on their tour of New Zealand in June and July.

Currently ranked eighth in the world, Wales finished fifth in this year’s Six Nations and face games against Tonga and Samoa in the South Pacific in June. – Agence France-Presse

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