“It’s pretty inspiring to see the support we have got across Aotearoa,” All Blacks captain Sam Cane said after playing in front of a capacity crowd of 48,300 fans at Eden Park in Auckland. “When you see and hear all those people in the stands it gives the lads a massive lift. Thanks to everyone who came out in Auckland and we’re looking forward to seeing everyone in Dunedin and Wellington.”
The Steinlager Series continues under the roof at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Saturday 9 July where crowd of 28,500 will be in attendance and culminates at Wellington’s Sky Stadium where additional seating will take the capacity to 37,500 on Saturday 16 July.
New Zealand Rugby General Manager Professional Rugby & Performance Chris Lendrum said:
“The support of the New Zealand rugby public has been incredible and created a buzz across the country. There was an electric atmosphere at Eden Park for the first Test and the fans of both teams contributed to what was a thrilling contest. We are looking forward to the rest of the series and there is no doubt the quality and intensity of the rugby on the pitch will be enhanced by the passion of fans in the stands.”
Fans who have missed out on tickets to the Steinlager Series Tests can still purchase tickets to the Māori All Blacks mid-week match against Ireland presented by Chemist Warehouse at Sky Stadium in Wellington on Tuesday 12 July, while all matches are broadcast live and exclusive on Sky. Tickets are available HERE, with a special offer meaning for every adult ticket purchased one child goes free.
Fans are reminded to buy any tickets for the Māori All Blacks v Ireland matches presented by Chemist Warehouse through the legitimate channels at www.allblacks.com/tickets or through Team All Blacks communications.