All Blacks and Black Ferns players will make their competitive gaming debut this Wednesday live from LPL Studios inside the iconic Sky Tower.

In the lead up to their Test match against France at Eden Park on Saturday, All Blacks players will be taking a quick break to showcase their online gaming skills alongside a member of the World Champion Black Ferns.

The event, which will be broadcast live on Twitch and, is part of LPL’s weekly show ‘The Night Squad’, which aims to bring the world of online gaming and kiwi popular culture together over a joined love of video games.

“Gaming is absolutely for everybody, but sometimes it can be misunderstood,” said host and kiwi gaming personality Amy Potter aka HelloMissPotter.

“It makes me very happy to be able to showcase video games, and entertain an audience that may have never watched someone else live streaming games before! The Night Squad is kind of like a radio show, where instead of playing music we play games.”

Viewers will be able to tune in every Wednesday night to see a new set of celebrity guests squad up, and the show will raise money for a charity each week through Twitch’s donation functionality.

The live stream will take place this Wednesday, 7pm NZT / 9pm AEST.