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Army-Navy to Raise Curtain for USA vs All Blacks on Saturday, Oct. 23 at FedExField.

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The Daily Rugby

One of the nation’s generally lively and regarded contentions will become the overwhelming focus when the Army Black Knights of West Point face the US Naval Academy Midshipmen in men’s university rugby at 1:00 pm EDT on Saturday, Oct. 23 at FedExField.

This will fill in as a shade raiser for the 1874 Cup including the Team USA Eagles versus New Zealand All Blacks match set for 3:00 pm EDT, additionally at FedEx Field.

Organizers of the inaugural 1874 Cup announced details of the match on Monday, with the contest slated for October 23 at FedEx Field, home of the NFL’s Washington Football Team.

The 1874 Cup denotes the first rugby match played on US soil, between Harvard University and Canada’s McGill, as the Americans hope to boost US interest in the sport and awareness ahead of a bid for the 2027 or 2031 Rugby World Cup or 2029 Women’s World Cup.

“We’re excited and thankful to be a piece of this memorable occasion in an incredible scene. We additionally especially like the chance to share the savage Army-Navy contention with a more extensive rugby fan base in an occasion that will draw in worldwide consideration,” said Matt Sherman, Army Head Coach

“We’re exceptionally eager to confront Army as a component of the 1874 Cup festivities. FedExField in our country’s capital is a fitting scene for the Cadets of West Point and the Midshipmen of Annapolis to face each other in one more round of our furiously challenged contention,” added Gavin Hickie, Navy’s Director of Rugby. “We need to offer our most unfathomable on account of the Washington Football Team, Events DC, Left Field Live alongside the USA Eagles and New Zealand All Blacks for striving to get this extraordinary occasion going. Go Navy, Beat Army.”

Regardless of the game, the scene in which it’s played or each group’s records, the Army-Navy contention consistently epitomizes the best of rivalry by showing common regard and honor that gives an incredible encounter to fans on each side. The two groups are undefeated this fall with Army flaunting prevails upon Queens University Charlotte and Notre Dame College, while Navy has crushed Air Force and St. Bonaventure.

Looking forward to a bustling fall with capability for the 2023 France Rugby World Cup as a superb evenhanded, the United States are eager to have New Zealand as they lead the work to carry the Rugby World Cup to the United States in 2027 or 2031 for the men and 2029 for the ladies.

Seeing these two profoundly expected matchups around the same time at a similar setting is a can’t-miss for any rugby fan. See the Midshipmen against the Black Knights, and afterward see the amazing All Blacks make their presentation in the country’s capital, and their first visit back to the States beginning around 2016, against the USA.

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