New Zealand’s national rugby league competition kicked off on Saturday with a big match against the South African All Blacks.
It is the first time New Zealand has played an international rugby league game since 2010, when it played against Australia in Auckland.
The All Blacks, who defeated South Africa in the Rugby League World Cup final in Sydney, were in the final of the New Zealand Rugby League Challenge Cup.
The game will be played on the same day as the Six Nations and is the only one of its kind in the world.
It will see eight teams playing on three separate pitches, with the final between the reigning champions New Zealand and the defending champions South Africa.
The format is similar to that of rugby union.
The eight teams will be split into three groups of four, with each side playing five matches.
The two sides who advance from each group will play each other once, in the semi-finals, followed by the decider.
The finals will be held on June 18 and the final on June 21.
The match is a major event in the country’s rugby league calendar and will be the first test of the new five-year contract.
It was announced in June that the competition would not start until 2019.