The 2016 Steinlager Series kicked off in style over the weekend with a close shave for the All Blacks who took their time in the first half to dust off their boots eventually taking the win at full time, 39 -21.

The series is heading towards a sell-out and the atmosphere will be electric, there will be no shortage of drama as the series unfolds.

This year is a special year for supporters Steinlager, marking 30 years since first signing its iconic sponsorship of the All Blacks back in 1986. The partnership is New Zealand's longest standing sports sponsorship, and one that is guaranteed through until at least 2020.

"We've enjoyed and celebrated many of New Zealand's rugby's greatest moments with Steinlager so we'd like to thank them for their unwavering support over the past 30 years," said Steve Tew, New Zealand Rugby Chief Executive.

To further Tests will be played, one in Wellington on June 18 and the other in Dunedin on June 25.

"Steinlager is extremely proud to once again partner the All Blacks as they take on the Welsh in the June Steinlager Series," said Michael Taylor from Steinlager. "We're incredibly proud of our 30 years sponsorship of the team."