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All Blacks schedule 40-minute warm-ups

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 24/06/2016
The All Blacks begin the Rugby Championship against Australia in Sydney on August 20. © Getty Images The All Blacks begin the Rugby Championship against Australia in Sydney on August 20.

The All Blacks will play 40-minute matches against Counties Manukau and Northland in August as part of their preparation for the Rugby Championship.

Dubbed the Game of Three Halves, the training matches will be held in Pukekohe on August 12, with Counties Manukau and Northland also playing each other.

It will be the second time Counties Manukau has hosted the All Blacks for the event, with previous events in Auckland and Wellington attracting thousands of fans.

The All Blacks begin the Rugby Championship against Australia in Sydney on August 20.

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