The Fiji Rugby Union is still in talks with New Zealand Rugby to have a test match between the Fiji Airways Flying Fijians against the All Blacks later this year.

All Blacks Coach Ian Foster told News Talk ZB that the All Blacks are keen to play the Flying Fijians.

According to Foster, one of the problems faced by Fiji Rugby Union is that a lot of players are still tied up in European clubs and because the European club window is still undecided at the moment, players won’t get released to play internationals until the clubs are really clear about what their windows are.

Foster says they would like to play the strongest team in the test match and it’s up to FRU when they can get their players.

The All Blacks aren’t likely to take the field until at least October, with tentative plans to take on the Wallabies in a four-match Bledisloe Cup series.

All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has revealed he and his management team have taken another pay cut as New Zealand Rugby continue to suffer the impact of the Covid-19 crisis.

NZ Herald

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