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.