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Wales confirm pre-World Cup plans

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Wales have confirmed their pre-World Cup Test schedule next August which is highlighted by home and away games against England.

Warren Gatland's men will travel to Twickenham on August 6 followed by a Millennium Stadium return seven days later, before hosting Argentina on August 20.

Wales' opening World Cup pool game is against South Africa in Wellington, New Zealand on September 11.

A home game against the Barbarians, meanwhile, has been announced for June 4 to mark the Welsh Rugby Union's 130th anniversary.

"I am delighted at the schedule of warm-up fixtures we will be playing in June and August next year," said Wales coach Warren Gatland.

"We will have a prolonged camp for the squad to prepare, and it is important for us to measure our progress against some top-class opposition."