All Blacks in line to play big-money test in the USA Rugby . The All Blacks are reportedly set to play in Washington DC for the first time ever in a test match that is expected to earn New Zealand Rugby [NZR] millions in revenue.
According to a report from the New Zealand Herald, NZR will announce on Monday that the All Blacks will play the United States at the 82,000-capacity FedEx Stadium in the American capital on October 23.
The 1874 Cup references the year rugby was first played in the United States, a collegiate match between McGill and Harvard University. The 1874 Cup celebrates the long and ever-growing history the United States has with the game of rugby.
The clash against the Eagles was initially planned to be held at the 70,000-capacity Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, but a fixture clash with the Raiders NFL team has forced the match to be shifted to Washington DC.
The match, which is expected to earn NZR between $2-3m, will be the first meeting between the All Blacks and the USA since 2014, when the Kiwis romped to a 74-6 victory at Soldier Field in Chicago.
This time, though, it is believed the All Blacks will play at the venue that is the home of the Washington Football Team, formerly known as the Redskins . All blacks USA Rugby Ticket pre-sale for USA Rugby Members opens on Wednesday, July 28th.
New Zealand vs USA Rugby Squad
1: Chance Wenglewski 2: Dylan Fawsitt 3: Paul Mullen 4: Nate Brakeley 5: Nick Civetta 6: Hanco Germishuys 7: Jamason Fa’anana-Schultz 8: Cam Dolan 9: Ruben de Haas 10: Will Magie 11: Mika Kruse 12: Bryce Campbell (C) 13: Marcel Brache 14: Christian Dyer 15: Luke Carty
All Blacks Squad
New Zealand: 15 Jordie Barrett, 14 Sevu Reece, 13 Anton Lienert-Brown, 12 David Havili, 11 George Bridge, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara; 1 Karl Tu’inukuafe, 2 Asafo Aumua, 3 Nepo Laulala, 4 Brodie Retallick (c), 5 Scott Barrett, 6 Akira Ioane, 7 Dalton Papalii, 8 Luke Jacobson.
Replacements: 16 Samisoni Taukei’aho, 17 Joe Moody, 18 Tyrel Lomax, 19 Tupou Vaa’i, 20 Ethan Blackadder, 21 Brad Weber, 22 Damian McKenzie, 23 Rieko Ioane.
— USA Rugby (@USARugby) July 26, 2021
How to Watch All blacks USA Rugby Game
In New Zealand you’ll be able to watch all the action live and exclusive on Sky Sport NZ or attend games in stadium throughout the next three weeks. Get your TICKETS HERE.
Have a look below at our broadcast guide to find out how and where to watch NZ v USA Rugby.
All games will be live on Sky Sport 1, Sky Go and Sky Sport Now.
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