Japan A Tour of New Zealand 2018

The National Development Squad (NDS) will tour New Zealand in April 2018.

The NDS allows fringe players to the Japan national side as well as the Hito-Communications Sunwolves Super Rugby side the opportunity to press for higher honours.

The NDS, who will play as Japan A, will play three practice games against Highlanders A, Blues A and Hurricanes A.

Game 1:
Highlanders A v Japan A
Date: Saturday, 14 April 2018
Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Kick-off: 17.00

Game 2:
Blues A v Japan A
Date: Friday, 20 April 2018
Venue: Eden Park, Auckland
Kick-off: 17.05

Game 3:
Hurricanes A v Japan A
Date: Thursday, 26 April 2018
Venue: Courtesy Domain, Levin
Kick-off: 17.30