North Harbour Stadium to host Black Ferns Trans-Tasman Clash with Australia


An epic series of afternoon kick-offs will be played across the country, with Hamilton, Christchurch and Auckland hosting the Black Ferns as they set out to defend their Pacific Four Series title in 2024.

The Black Ferns will kick-off their Pacific Four Series against USA in front of fans at FMG Stadium Waikato in Hamilton on Saturday 11 May at 2.05pm. Venturing south to Ōtautahi Christchurch, the Black Ferns will go head to head with Canada in a late afternoon blockbuster at Apollo Projects Stadium. North Harbour Stadium will host the trans-Tasman battle against Australia, with the fixture doubling as the opening Test of the O’Reilly Cup, presented by Ryman Healthcare.

Tickets for the Pacific Four Series will be available to purchase from 10.00am Wednesday 20 March, however fans can register to get advance access to tickets here.

The results of the Pacific Four Series will dictate the Black Ferns WXV Test schedule for 2024, with the team aiming to qualify for WXV1.

New Zealand Rugby CEO Mark Robinson said:

“We are thrilled to have our Black Ferns starting their year on home soil. It’s a fantastic opportunity for all our fans to get behind our incredible wāhine toa. To have the Pacific Four Series matches hosted across Aotearoa-New Zealand is part of our wider strategy to ensure we are showcasing our Black Ferns to a wide audience, inspiring future generations, and allowing the team to connect with fans throughout the country.”

Tātaki Auckland Unlimited Director Auckland Stadiums, James Parkinson said:

“We are thrilled to be welcoming the Black Ferns back to North Harbour Stadium for their crucial match against the Wallaroos. North Harbour Stadium has a rich rugby union pedigree having hosted multiple All Blacks tests in the past and we are looking forward to building on the women’s rugby content at the venue, having hosted the Sky Super Rugby Aupiki Semi-Finals and Farah Palmer Cup games over the last few years. This match is an exciting opportunity for us to work with North Harbour Rugby and New Zealand Rugby to bring international rugby back to the North Shore for a family-friendly event.”

Black Ferns 2024 Fixtures - Pacific Four Series:

  • Black Ferns v USA, Saturday 11 May, 2.05pm, FMG Stadium Waikato, HAMILTON
  • Black Ferns v Canada, Sunday 19 May, 4.35pm, Apollo Projects Stadium, CHRISTCHURCH
  • Black Ferns vs. Australia, 2.05pm, Saturday 25 May, North Harbour Stadium, AUCKLAND (Doubles as the first O’Reilly Cup Test, presented by Ryman Healthcare)


O’Reilly Cup:

  • Australia vs. Black Ferns – Sunday 14 July, Ballymore Stadium, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA