When the All Blacks line-up to perform the Haka on the 7th of June, Dawn Reed and partner Neville will be in the Eden Park crowd waiting for one of sports greatest spectacles. Dawn was lucky enough to be drawn as the winner of our VIP Trip to New Zealand to watch the All Blacks take on England in the First test this summer. Although the visitors will be without the Saracens and Northampton Saints contingent, it is sure to be a brilliant match and a real test to see where England are with regards to their World Cup preparation.
adidas will be flying the pair out to Auckland where they will enjoy coffee with members of the All Blacks squad one day as well as go to Eden Park the day before the test to experience the Captains Run. They will also be given £1000 spending money for their trip which they can use at their leisure. Away from the action and for the best views of New Zealand, a trip to the Sky Tower is a must for any visitor. Standing at 328 metres, this is the tallest man-made structure in New Zealand and offers panoramic views of up to 80 kilometres.
The last time that England visited Eden Park back in 2008 they came up against an extremely strong New Zealand side who ran out 37-20 winners. Tries that day for the hosts were scored by Dan Carter, Mils Muliaina, Sitiveni Sivivatu and Conrad Smith. Topsy Ojo scored twice in reply for England. Danny Care and Mike Brown both featured in the game 6 years ago and will be key players this time around.