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.