All Blacks vs Samoa Rugby 16 June 2017 – the All Blacks will play a warm-up match for the Lions tour against Manu Samoa as part of a double-header at Eden Park.
The hosts will share the billing with Wales and Tonga who will play the opener before the New Zealanders take on Samoa on Friday, June 16, one week prior to their opening Test against the Lions at the same venue.
The Tonga vs Wales Test will kick-off at 5:30pm, followed by the All Blacks vs Samoa at 8pm.
Manu Samoa coach Lepale Niko Palamo today named his squad to play against the All Blacks next Wednesday in New Plymouth.
The double header will be broadcast live exclusive on SKY TV.
American Express Pasifika Challenge
All Blacks vs Samoa & Tonga v Wales
Eden Park, Auckland, NZ
Fri 16 Jun 2017, 05:30 PM
New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has announced a “Pasifika Challenge” double header at Eden Park on Friday 16 June that will see the All Blacks play Samoa in a pre-DHL New Zealand Lions Series hit-out, preceded by Tonga playing Wales in what will be a showcase of Pacific Island rugby.