Three-time Rugby World Cup winners the All Blacks will clash with Tonga on Saturday 7 September 2019 at FMG Stadium Waikato. The match sees a return to the tradition of afternoon rugby, with a 2.35pm kick off.
This match will be the All Blacks’ final hit-out before they travel to Japan for rugby’s global showpiece tournament – and their opportunity to become the first team in Rugby World Cup history to claim the William Webb Ellis Trophy three consecutive times.
Tickets to three home Tests are on sale now with FMG Stadium Waikato hosting the All Blacks final test on home soil before their Rugby World Cup campaign in Japan.
Pre-sale numbers have indicated strong support in Rugby World Cup year.
The trio of matches at Westpac Stadium, Eden Park and FMG Stadium Waikato represent the All Blacks only home Tests ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
New Zealand Rugby Chief Rugby Officer Nigel Cass said there were early signs that fans were rallying behind the team as they prepared for 2019.
The All Blacks New Zealand 2019 home schedule is:
27 July All Blacks v South Africa, Westpac Stadium, Wellington
17 August All Blacks v Australia, Eden Park, Auckland
07 September ABs vs Tonga live , FMG Waikato Stadium, Hamilton