The game they were supposed to play Ireland and United States on Saturday, October 30, at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, it was canceled due to immigration issues. Both unions are considering the possibility that the meeting will take place in 2022.
“The continuous border restrictions on entry to the United States from Ireland and the United Kingdom have presented insurmountable logistical challenges for the Irish team to comply with the match,” said the official website of the European team.
Regulations for entering and leaving both countries due to the pandemic are dated November 1, 2021. “USA Rugby, the IRFU and the Las Vegas Convention support rescheduling the match for October 2022,” the statement said.
Philip Browne, Executive Director of IRFU, commented: “It is regrettable that the game does not take place in October. From the IRFU’s point of view, the match presented the Irish team with another friendly match and the opportunity to experience a field that is as impressive as Allegiant Stadium, ”he said.
For his part, Ross Young, CEO of USA Rugby, said: “Learning about the impact of ever-changing travel restrictions was devastating, but unfortunately also a common consequence for international sport over the last year and a half. Knowing that our Eagles Men will still have the opportunity to host Ireland at a venue like Allegiant Stadium next year is encouraging and we look forward to seeing that event confirmed. “