Christchurch to host France test in June

Last updated 05:00 03/11/2012

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Christchurch's AMI Stadium will host the All Blacks in the second of their three-test series against France next year on June 15.

France was the last northern hemisphere side to beat the All Blacks on home soil, 27-22 at Carisbrook in 2009 but there will be no return to Dunedin next year with Auckland, Christchurch and New Plymouth staging tests.

South Africa will visit Eden Park in the second version of the Rugby Championship next year, while the home test against Argentina will be played at the more modest Waikato Stadium.

Australia, who ended New Zealand's winning streak at 16 matches with an 18-18 draw in Brisbane last month, will play two tests in New Zealand, one in the Rugby Championship in Wellington and a Bledisloe Cup test in Dunedin.

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