Wednesday, July 11, 2018
This afternoon the New Zealand Rugby Union announced the Game of Three Halves featuring the Black Ferns, Bay of Plenty Volcanix and Auckland to be held at the Tauranga Domain on Saturday 11 August.
The match will see the Black Ferns play the Bay of Plenty Volcanix for 40 minutes, followed by 40 minutes against Auckland Storm. The third 'half' will pit Bay of Plenty against Auckland ahead of their Farah Palmer Cup season.
New Zealand Rugby Chief Rugby Officer Nigel Cass said, "The Game of Three Halves gives New Zealand fans and provincial players a unique experience. This is a great opportunity for two Farah Palmer Cup teams to have a hit out against the best players in the country. And for fans, it's a fun afternoon of footy. There’s no gate charge and everyone is welcome."