New Zealand plans a match against the United States in October


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New Zealand plans a match against the United States in October

The pandemic had financial effects on most economic sectors and rugby is no exception. Yes New Zealand has numbers in red, which is left to the rest of the oval planet. That is why in order to add a few more dollars from Kiwi Union Plans Matches, Beyond November Window, to fatten the wallet.

According to public NZ Herald on your website the idea is face the US on October 23Outside the November window at the 70,000-seat Allegiant Stadium, the stadium of the Las Vegas Raiders of the NFL. To do this, we will have to wait until May for the American football teams to announce their season of matches and there the idea of ​​the All Blacks is to return to North American lands.

Kiwis were presented 2 times in North American lands. The first was in 2014 and they beat the local team by 74 to 6 and the second was against Ireland with a 40-29 loss, both matches were played in Chicago and were a public success, so they look favorably on those from black people show up again on the other side of the Pacific.

The Herald reports that the All Blacks XV team, which was announced last March as the second team, could be used to face the Eagles from the U.S., after COVID-19 prevented the team from debuting last year. However, the All Blacks are still an option. to face the Americans.

Meanwhile, the clash against Wales will take place at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium a week later, on October 30. The two matches against the USA and Wales, which are outside World Rugby’s designated testing windows, would add an additional $ 2-3 million per match to NZR’s coffers through streaming, ticketing and sponsorship income.

The games would also bring the total number of games on the All Blacks’ year-end tour to five, as Ian Foster’s team is already scheduled to face France, Italy and Ireland. The Herald also reports that NZR is considering a two-test series against Fiji and a one-off North-South match as an alternative in case Italy cannot travel to New Zealand to face the All Blacks in the July window.

Fiji is already scheduled to face the All Blacks once in July, but could be called in to fill the void if the global pandemic prevents Italians from making the trip within three months.


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