Japan will play the two-time defending Rugby World Cup champions All Blacks in a November test match next year, the two unions announced jointly on Wednesday.
Japan vs All Blacks – Autumn Internationals 2018
The announcement was made with New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English in attendance. English had said he is keen for the All Blacks to play in Japan before the 2019 World Cup, according to Radio New Zealand.
The game, the sixth time the nations will meet, will be held Nov. 3 at a venue yet to be named. The trip to Japan will be New Zealand’s first since 2013, when the visitors won 54-6 — the closest the matchup has ever been in the five times the two teams have met.
the Bledisloe Cup match and the All Blacks test against Japan the following weekend (Saturday November 3, at Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo) will be played at key RWC2019 venues.
The All Blacks play their opening tournament match against South Africa in Yokohama (also the venue for the semifinals and final) and their match against Africa 1 in Tokyo.
Upcoming 3rd Bledisloe Cup Game Wallabies vs All blacks Rugby live stream at 27 October 2018