The Novel Zealand All Blacks will return to the US in October, to play the USA at FedEx Discipline, home of the Washington NFL group.
The 23 October fixture falls a week sooner than the Eagles face Eire at every other NFL venue, Allegiant Stadium, in Las Vegas.
The US is bidding to host the 2027 or 2031 males’s Rugby World Cup, using NFL and college stadiums. It is also bidding for the ladies’s match in 2029.
The USA v Novel Zealand sport at FedEx – in Landover, Maryland, lawful outdoors the District of Columbia – will be played for the 1874 Cup, named for the year Harvard and McGill University, from Canada, played the first rugby sport in the US.
Sam Cane, the All Blacks captain, acknowledged: “We’ve in truth cherished it every time we now maintain long gone [to the US]. I know the group is fascinated about getting to The United States and in particular going to Washington DC for the first time.”
Their head coach, Ian Foster, acknowledged: “We’ve had just a few great experiences in the US, albeit with one unfavorable consequence against Eire in 2016. Nonetheless our sport against the USA in 2014 turned into as soon as extremely memorable, with proper excitement from the crowd and immense interest in the All Blacks. So with any luck it’s every other probability to grow the game of rugby there.”
Novel Zealand are ranked No2 in the enviornment, behind South Africa. Gary Gold’s Eagles are 16th. Contemporary video games in Europe noticed them push a younger England group sooner than losing 43-29, then lose 71-10 to an Eire group also lacking Lions players.
The US also face World Cup qualifiers this tumble, hosting Canada in Glendale, Colorado on 11 September.
“It’s exciting to spherical out our tumble Take a look at agenda with a fixture against the All Blacks,” Gold acknowledged. “It’s no secret this group is, and has been, one in all essentially the most easy in the enviornment and the opportunity to accelerate head-to-head at dwelling is special.”
Washington has hosted Take a look at rugby now not too lengthy in the past, Wales beating South Africa 22-20 in a one-off at RFK Stadium in 2018.
Gregory A O’Dell, president of Events DC, acknowledged his firm turned into as soon as working “with our partners at Ragged Glory DC”, an MLR group partnered with Scottish Rugby, and looked forward “to attracting extra world-class rugby to our nation’s capital including the Rugby World Cup”.
Deputy mayor John Falcicchio acknowledged Mayor Muriel Bowser turned into as soon as “enraged to welcome this main international rugby Take a look at match to Washington DC. With our championship winning groups and expertise hosting main sporting events, DC is the Sports Capital. We watch for joining residents and web pronounce visitors in celebrating our rugby all-stars this tumble.”