England V NZ In Colorado?

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4 December 2017

England’s next game after heroic failure against Australia last weekend could be against the Kiwis in Denver, Colorado next June according to an article in the Daily Telegraph.

The newspaper revealed this week that a proposal by Australian promoter Jason Moore - the man behind the 2025 World Cup in North America - for an Anglo-Kiwi Test in the United States on the weekend of June 22-23, 2018 will be proposed.

“What is the proposal? It’s to play a fully internationally sanctioned Test in the United States on the bye weekend afforded to us by the Sunday State of Origin game,” Moore said at his Brisbane hotel on Sunday.

“The venue? There are many opportunities that are available and a number of leading stadiums in the country are being discussed.”

It is understood Denver has been the focus of talks. The city boasts a purpose-built rugby stadium, Infinity Park, but it holds only 5,000.

In planning for 2025, Moore is targeting larger venues and Sports Authority Stadium at Mile High – home of the Denver Broncos NFL team – has a capacity of 76,125.

Major League Soccer venue Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, with an 18,061 capacity, is a third option.

Moore claimed to already have the support of the NRL, Super League, clubs and players’ unions.

“Everyone’s working together, and they’re satisfied that the event is going to be a showcase for the game,” he added.

“Certainly, the New Zealand Rugby League, the English rugby league, the NRL and

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