16 Mar 2011

Henry says gap between Super 15 and Tri Nations too big

1:04 pm on 16 March 2011

The All Blacks coach Graham Henry says he'd have wanted another test match ahead of the Tri-Nations competition, even if the New Zealand Rugby Union hadn't organised the Christchurch earthquake fundraiser game.

The NZRU's announced the All Blacks will play an extra test in New Zealand on Friday July 22nd, eight days before the All Blacks opening tri nations test against South Africa in Wellington, although the opposition is yet to be confirmed.

Henry says there's six weeks between the last Super rugby pool games and the first tri nations test and they needed to get together during that time anyway.

The NZRU expects to announce the opposition and venue by the end of the month.