Australia vs All Blacks Rugby 2021

Cross-Code match between the All Blacks vs Kangaroo in December 2020

New Zealand Rugby has confirmed talks are under way to stage a cross-code match between the All Blacks vs Kangaroos.

Plans for a historic cross-code clash between the All Blacks and the Kangaroos could already be “dead in the water”, according to a report out of Australia.

Reports emerged on Thursday stating the All Blacks and Mal Meninga’s Australian rugby league team would meet in a hybrid international following “top-secret negotiations” between New Zealand Rugby and the Australian Rugby League.

NZ Rugby boss Mark Robinson confirmed the All Blacks are in talks to play in the potentially lucrative cross-code clash later this year.

However, the Sydney Morning Herald reports the concept “could already be dead in the water” even before either parties have even gotten close to signing a deal.

Any prospective hybrid clash between the All Blacks and Kangaroos has been welcomed by coach Ian Foster, however not at the expense of New Zealand Rugby’s Test schedule.

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