New Zealand Set To Play Full Test Warm-Up Before Lions Clash

New Zealand are eyeing a full Test warm-up before meeting the British & Irish Lions this summer.

The All Blacks are close to securing a warm-up test against Samoa, according to reports in New Zealand.

The match is likely to be scheduled for Friday 16th of June, eight days before the first Test between the British & Irish Lions and the All Blacks in Eden Park.

Gatland’s side will already have faced four Super Rugby franchises as well as the Maori All Blacks and a Provincial XV at that stage.

Spectators in New Zealand could enjoy a double bill with reports also suggesting that Tonga’s clash against Wales could be the precursor to the All Blacks’ game.



Jason Hennessy

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