As 2018 draws to a close, a pumped-up 2019 is just around the corner for New Zealand’s men in black. With no more fixtures for the year, the All Blacks are gearing up for next year’s matches at home before they head out to Japan for the 2019 Rugby World Cup™.
Before then, home fixtures in Auckland, Wellington and Hamilton from late July to early September will be the only opportunities for fans to see the All Blacks at home before their first RWC match.
Kicking off 2019 in Wellington, the All Blacks will be going against South Africa come July in somewhat of a grudge match between the two teams. After Springbok put on two impressive showings against the men in black and managed to get their first win on NZ soil in 9 years, the All Blacks are looking to stop them in their tracks before facing them again for their first test in Japan – promising to be a tension-filled match.
In August, the All Blacks will be taking on the Wallabies for the final Bledisloe Cup clash at Eden Park, Auckland – the perfect warmup for both sides heading into Japan. Plus, this one is an Auckland Double Header, as the Black Ferns also take on their own trans-Tasman rivals, the Wallaroos. Eden Park’s Double Header is sure to attract a massive crowd with tickets quickly selling out.
Finally, the All Blacks will be taking on Tonga in Hamilton, with FMG Stadium getting packed to capacity as the Kiwi team’s first test back in Hamilton since 2016. This will also be the All Blacks’ farewell home test ahead of their quest for a Rugby World Cup™ threepeat, promising a colourful send-off for rugby’s most passionate fans.
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