Rugby League World Cup 2017 Team Welcome

Welcome the New Zealand and Samoan teams to Auckland for the Rugby League World Cup 2017 ahead of the first Mt Smart match on 28 October.

There will be live performances, haka, siva tau, player signings, skills and drills, chances to have selfies with players and the World Cup, face painting and more.

Watch Samoan and New Zealand players race against each other in waka on the Viaduct Harbour.

This family-friendly fan event is free, with food and beverage on sale.

Free parking for your first hour at Jellicoe Street car park. See more here

Kids ride free on public transport on weekends and public holidays. Find out more

Last updated: 11 June 2019