The Welsh Rugby Union announces four fixtures for autumn 2014

Last Updated: 04/12/13 7:37pm

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Wales will play South Africa at home again next autumn

Wales will play South Africa at home again next autumn

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Wales will host New Zealand, South Africa and Australia during their 2014 autumn international campaign.

The Welsh Rugby Union has confirmed the top three sides in the world will all visit the Millennium Stadium next November, with Fiji making up the quartet of opponents.

Wales lost to South Africa and Australia during the recently completed 2013 autumn series, extending their miserable record against the trio of southern hemisphere powers to just one win from 23 games.

But the meeting with the Wallabies will provide Wales with another opportunity to beat their 2015 World Cup Pool A rivals.

All the fixtures are subject to IRB approval.

"We have consistently said, if you want to be the best, you have to play the best and the 2014 autumn schedule reconfirms that commitment," said WRU chief executive Roger Lewis.

"We have just witnessed another exhilarating, tough autumn series and next year will be ideal preparation for the squad ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

"We will only have 12 matches in total in the run-up to our opening game at the tournament, so we must secure every opportunity to test ourselves at the highest level."

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