Auckland will host the 2021 women’s Rugby World Cup qualifying game between Tonga and Samoa next month.
The match at Trusts Arena in Waitakere on Nov.14, will be a part of the triple header including New Zealand Defence Services and Police, New Zealand Black Ferns and Barbarians fixtures.
The Tonga-Samoa game was postponed in April due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tonga were withdrawn from last November’s Oceania Championships in Fiji after the entire squad was quarantined because of a measles outbreak in the Pacific islands.
World Rugby then gave Tonga a second opportunity to qualify for the tournament with the playoff against Samoa but that match was called off due to the pandemic.
The winner will qualify for next year’s tournament in New Zealand.