New Zealand A Tour Itinerary

The schedule for the New Zealand A Tour of Great Britain has been confirmed, and will begin with a clash against Cumbria on Sunday 19 October. The Kiwis will bring a squad of 'resident' players, selected from their Bartercard Cup competition, for the five-match visit.

They will arrive on 16 October before opening the Tour against the revived Cumbria county side at Whitehaven's Recreation Ground.

They will then face a National League II representative side before taking on Warrington in the final game at Wilderspool.

The Kiwis will meet Great Britain in their Ashes Series warm-up at Headingley on 29 October before finishing their stay at Leigh with a game against the National League I side.

"The New Zealand A team?s arrival in this country will be an exciting element in the feast of international Rugby League on offer this autumn," said tournament director Niel Wood.

"New Zealand Rugby League players usually provide an open, attractive style of Rugby and this should be a real treat for the fans."

The New Zealand A Tour itinerary is: v Cumbria Recreation Ground, Whitehaven, Sun 19 Oct, 3pm v National League II Cougar Park, Keighley, Weds 22 Oct, 7.30pm v Warrington Wilderspool, Warrington, Sun 26 Oct, 3pm v Great Britain Headingley, Leeds, Weds 29 Oct, 8pm v National League I The Coliseum, Leigh, Sun 2 Nov, 7.30pm