Rugby fans will once again get to witness a traditional rivalry rarely seen since the game turned professional more than 20 years ago.
The classic North Island v South Island clash has been revived and is scheduled for Eden Park on August 29.
According to the Breakdown on Sky Sport, selection for the historic inter-island fixture will depend on which province a player made their first-class debut for.
The inter-island match was once a regular fixture on the New Zealand rugby calendar, starting in 1897 and running through till 1995 when it became a victim of the crowded calendar that developed as the game went professional.
From 1902-1985, the game was an annual fixture – stopping only for two world war
Since then, only two games have been played, one in 1995 and most recently in 2012.
There have been 80 matches with the North winning 50, the South winning 27 and three draws.
The games have seen the North play in black and the South in White.