The Mainland Tactix had some different gym buddies during their weight session today with the All Blacks assembling for training.
The Cantabrian netballers shared the gym facilities at the Apollo Projects High Performance Centre in Christchurch with the rugby players as they wait to see whether they've qualified for the ANZ Premiership playoffs.
After Monday's nervy 62-60 win over the Magic, the Tactix kept their playoff hopes alive to move two points clear of the Northern Mystics in third place.
However, should the Mystics beat the table-topping Pulse tonight they will earn the final playoff spot.
The squads shared the Apollo Projects Centre in Christchurch today.
Source: 1 NEWS
All Blacks fans are urged to get in quick if they are to secure seats at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, with officials warning tickets will sell out fast one year out from the tournament.
All Blacks captain Richie McCaw holds aloft the William Webb Ellis Cup after winning Rugby World Cup Final.
Half a million tickets have already been pre-sold with tickets set to be open for sale to the public at 1pm today (NZ time).
Head of the Rugby World Cup Alan Gilpin believes there will be an "unprecedented demand" for tickets which involves the home team, Japan's Brave Blossoms and the top tier nations.
"All the matches involving Japan, definitely all the matches involving New Zealand... England, Australia are experiencing high demand and we would expect they will be sold out very quickly," said Gilpin.
The All Blacks begin their title defence against the Springboks in Yokohama, the evening after the tournament opener between Japan and Russia in Tokyo on September 20, 2019.
Adult ticket prices are expected to range from ¥10,000 - ¥40,000 (NZD $136-$544) while tickets to the final on November 2 to cost anywhere between ¥25,000 - ¥100,000 (NZD $340-$1361).
"When you bring Rugby World Cup to a place like Japan, you hope that people will get behind it and the demand will be there – and it really has been," said Gilpin.
"It's a fantastic story for the event and a good message of confidence for the organising committee."