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In October, the All Blacks will face the Philadelphia Eagles at the NFL stadium in Washington.

In October, the New Zealand All Blacks will meet the United States at FedEx Field, home of the Washington Redskins of the National Football League.
The game on October 23 takes place a week before the Eagles take on Ireland at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, another NFL site.
The United States is bidding to host the men’s Rugby World Cup in 2027 or 2031, using NFL and collegiate facilities.
It’s also bidding for the 2029 women’s tournament.
The 1874 Cup, named after the year Harvard and McGill University from Canada played the first rugby game in the United States, will be played at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, just outside the District of Columbia.
“Every time we’ve gone [to the US], we’ve really loved it,” All Blacks captain Sam Cane remarked.
I know the team is looking forward to visiting America, especially coming to Washington, DC for the first time.” In 2014, the All Blacks defeated the USA 74-6 in front of a sellout crowd of 61,000 at Soldier Field, the Chicago Bears’ home stadium.
They returned in 2016, but were defeated by Ireland 40-29.
“We’ve had a number of excellent experiences in the US, albeit with one disappointing outcome against Ireland in 2016,” their head coach, Ian Foster, stated.
But our match against the USA in 2014 was particularly remarkable, with the crowd erupting in applause and enormous interest in the All Blacks.
So hopefully it’ll be another opportunity to build rugby in New Zealand.” New Zealand is ranked No. 2 in the world, behind South Africa.
Gary Gold’s Eagles are now ranked 16th.
They pushed a young England squad before falling 43-29, and then lost 71-10 to an Ireland team that also lacked Lions players.
This fall, the United States will host Canada in Glendale, Colorado for World Cup qualifications.
“It’ll be wonderful to finish off our fall Test season against the All Blacks,” Gold added.
“It’s no secret that this club is, and has been, one of the finest in the world, and the chance to play head-to-head at home is special.” Major League Rugby, the US professional league, will finish on Saturday with a championship game between the LA Giltinis and Rugby ATL from Atlanta.
The game will take place in the Coliseum in Los Angeles.
Wales defeated South Africa 22-20 in a one-off Test match at RFK Stadium in Washington in 2018.
Events DC president Gregory A. ODell claimed his business was working “with our friends at Old Glory DC,” an MLR team associated with Scottish Rugby, and was looking forward to “attracting more world-class rugby to our nation’s capital, including the Rugby World Cup.”
Mayor Muriel Bowser was “eager to welcome this significant international rugby Test match to Washington DC,” according to Deputy Mayor John Falcicchio.
DC is the Sports Capital, with championship-winning teams and expertise hosting major sporting events.
In fall, we hope to join locals and visitors in honoring our rugby all-stars.”