Date set for NZ squad naming
Auckland - All Blacks coach Steve Hansen will be holding two training camps in May ahead of the series against Ireland.
According to the allblacks.com website
, the world champions kick off their 2012 calendar with a June 9 clash against Declan Kidney's Ireland in Auckland, before heading to Christchurch and Hamilton (June 16 and 23 respectively).
The first 'wider training group' camp will be held in Auckland from Sunday, May 20 - Tuesday, May 22, following Round 13 of Super Rugby (in which the Chiefs have a bye).
The second camp will be held in Wellington from Sunday, May 27 - Tuesday, May 29 following Round 14 of Super Rugby (when the Crusaders have a bye).
The All Blacks squad to play Ireland in the three-match series will be named in Auckland on the morning of Sunday, June 3 following Round 15 of Super Rugby.