47,000 fans will pack out the stadium for an evening of rugby, with the Black Ferns kicking off at 4.30PM against Japan. Followed by the All Blacks final Lipovitan-D Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup Test against Australia at 7.05PM.
Adding to the occasion, NZR will be donating $1 from each ticket sold to official charity partner Graeme Dingle Foundation. With a sold-out stadium, more than $45,000 has been raised and there will be more opportunities to donate on game day.
Black Ferns Director of Rugby Wayne Smith is looking forward to the Eden Park test against Japan.
“With under a month to go until the Rugby World Cup 2021 kicks off, this match is a great opportunity for our preparations as a team but also fans, who will get a taste of what is to come,” Smith said.
All Blacks Head Coach Ian Foster said, “It is fantastic to see a full Eden Park for our final home game. The fact that the Lipovitan-D Rugby Championship is on the line makes it an exciting occasion. We can't wait.”
The Black Ferns match against Japan is their last before the Rugby World Cup 2021 (played in 2022) kicks off in under month. Fans can still purchase tickets to opening match day at Eden Park on Saturday 8 October. For more information and to purchase tickets go to https://tickets2021.rugbyworldcup.com
Graeme Dingle Foundation
The Graeme Dingle Foundation is New Zealand Rugby’s official charity partner and are driven by the goal of helping young people to realise their potential. The Graeme Dingle Foundation has supported more than 300,000 tamariki and rangatahi since 1995, offering young people opportunities to build resilience, self-belief, and improve their mental wellbeing. Their vision is that Aotearoa New Zealand will be the best place in the world to be young and they couldn’t do that without their generous supporters.