The All Blacks will face Tonga in a home Test just two weeks before their bid to defend the Webb Ellis Cup begins next year.
Wing Liam Williams scored two tries on his 50th appearance for Wales to help secure an emphatic 74-24 victory over Tonga at the Principality Stadium on Saturday.
Can Scotland build on their home run against South Africa? And will England's second-string side impress against Japan? ESPN assesses the biggest talking points and players to watch.
Jonah Holmes will make his first Wales appearance on Saturday after Warren Gatland made 14 changes for the visit of Tonga.
With Asia's first Rugby World Cup on the horizon, the 12 host cities are preparing themselves for an estimated 400,000 visiting fans from across the world.
With one year to go until the Rugby World Cup kicks off in Japan, our writers take a look through each of the pools and decide where it will all be won and lost in 2019.
Charles Piutau tells ESPN why he is refusing to give up on his dream of playing at a Rugby World Cup, and what the game needs to do to help the Pacific nations.
Fiji will join Wales, Australia and Georgia in Group D at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan after beating Tonga 14-10 on Saturday.
Wasps flanker Thomas Young is one of three players making their Wales debuts in Friday's clash with Tonga in Auckland.
Crusaders fly-half Richie Mo'unga has backed calls for more Super Rugby games to be played in the Pacific Islands having sampled the "unreal" experience in Fiji last weekend.
Phil Dollman and Aaron Shingler have been called up to the Wales squad for their Pacific Islands tour in June.
Jamie Roberts has been named Wales captain for Test matches against Tonga and Samoa next month, the Welsh Rugby Union has announced.
A delay to ground works at Tonga's national stadium has seen World Rugby move their scheduled match against Wales in June.
Clermont Auvergne have bolstered their front-row resources with the signing of loose-head Loni Uhila from the Hurricanes.
After the fourth week of internationals, it's time to make your vote for player of the weekend.
A last gasp penalty by Sonatane Takulua saw Tonga earn a famous 17-19 win over Italy in Padova.
Plans are reportedly in motion to install a Super Rugby franchise in Fiji in an attempt to stem the flood of players from the Pacific Islands to the riches on offer overseas.
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- TONGA12thTRIES SCORED 1st New Zealand : 25 Tries ScoredNZL1st825
- TONGA14thPOINTS DIFFERENCE 1st New Zealand : 125 Points DifferenceNZL1st-60125