The All Blacks will confront Tonga in a home Test only two weeks previously their offer to shield the Webb Ellis Cup starts one year from now.
New Zealand Rugby reported the title holders will play the Ikale Tahi on September 7 out of a pre-World Cup hit out in Hamilton.
The two groups will leave for Japan inside the two after days, with the All Blacks playing their high-stakes competition opener against South Africa on September 21. Tonga confront England daily later.
The extra Test implies the All Blacks will play five universal matches in a lessened calendar in front of the World Cup.
The Rugby Championship is divided to include one Test each against South Africa, Argentina and Australia.
There is additionally a second Bledisloe Cup Test, with the gatherings against the Wallabies occurring in Perth on August 10 and Auckland seven days after the fact.
Tonga Rugby CEO Fe’ao Vunipola trusted his group would draw in the equivalent energetic help from Kiwi-based Tongans as the national rugby alliance side had in the course of the most recent year.
“In spite of the fact that this is an All Blacks group playing at home, we might want to feel that our supporters will turn marching through main street, and adequately transform it into a home amusement for Tonga and give us a fabulous send off,” he said.