AUSTRALIA will play the United States at the Rugby World Championship 2018 in New Zealand.
The clash is scheduled for the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) Stadium in Auckland on the morning of May 11.
The two teams will play each other for the first time since 2006, when Australia and New Zealand won the World Cup.
“We’re very excited about this game, it’s a great opportunity to see where we’re at and how we’re going,” NZRU coach Nathan Brown said.
“The challenge we face is how to keep that level of intensity and competitiveness up.”
New Zealand won all four of their World Cup matches last year, winning their second Rugby World Cups title in three years with victory over Fiji in Pool C.
They lost their last two games in Pool D, but are unbeaten in all three.AAP