23 May 2015

Sports:Thumbs up for Apia park ahead of ABs game

9:12 am on 23 May 2015

The All Blacks manager Darren Shand says they are happy with the Apia Park ground for their historic test against Samoa in July.

A contingent from New Zealand Rugby recently visited Samoa and Shand says all of the concerns they had are on their way to being resolved.

He says the size and quality of the ground is up to standard and also the facilities within the stadium.

Shand says they took a turf expert with them to advise and give any assistance to the local staff.

The All Blacks play their first ever test in the Pacific Islands in Apia on July 8th.

Apia Park

Apia Park Photo: Samoa Travel