You are here
Home > RugbyHeartland News > North vs South rugby match confirmed for Eden Park

North vs South rugby match confirmed for Eden Park

The Barrett brothers, Beauden (left) and Jordie could line out against each other in a North vs South clash after making their first-class debuts for Taranaki and Canterbury respectively.
GETTY-IMAGES The Barrett brothers, Beauden (left) and Jordie could line out against each other in a North vs South clash after making their first-class debuts for Taranaki and Canterbury respectively.

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.

The match is thought to be an All Black trial, similar to this one from 1978 in New Plymouth.
STUFF The match is thought to be an All Black trial, similar to this one from 1978 in New Plymouth.

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.

All Blacks assistant coaches John Plumtree and Scott McLeod will coach the north, and Greg Feek and Brad Mooar the south.

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

The All Blacks feature heavily as YouTube views decide the most popular touchdowns in rugby history.

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.

Similar Articles

Top
RUGBY HEARTLAND
%d bloggers like this: