The Kiwis will get their long awaited re-match against Mate Ma’a Tonga at Mt Smart Stadium next June and will play the first of two home tests against Great Britain in a triple-header clash at Eden Park in November.
New Zealand will face off against Tonga mid-season in the opening game of the inaugural Oceania Cup tournament on June 22, in the first meeting between the two sides since Tonga’s upset quarter-final win over the Kiwis in Hamilton at the 2017 World Cup.
The Kiwis vs Kangaroos match will be a double-header with the Kiwi Ferns women’s side also set to take on a yet to be confirmed Pacific Island team.
Following the end of the NRL season, the Michael Maguire-coached Kiwis will head across to Australia to play the world champion Kangaroos at Wollongong’s WIN Stadium on October 25.
2019 international rugby league schedule
October 25: WIN Stadium, Wollongong
Australia vs Kiwis (Oceania Cup Pool B)
Jillaroos v Kiwi Ferns
November 2: Eden Park, Auckland
Kiwis v Great Britain first test (Lions tour)
November 9: Christchurch Stadium
Kiwis v Great Britain second test (Lions tour)