New Zealand Rugby chief executive Mark Robinson has confirmed talks are under way to stage a cross-code match between the All Blacks and the Kangaroos.
A report in the Courier Mail on Thursday claimed that a date – Saturday, 5 December – has been targeted for a 14-a-side hybrid union-league contest between the All Blacks and Kangaroos.
Robinson then moved to verify the report than a historic hybrid game could take place later in the year as a money-making venture, bringing the pinnacle international teams from rugby union and rugby league together.
Robinson said the coronavirus pandemic had forced all sports to be innovative to address a financial hammering.
‘We must be very clear that our priority is for the All Blacks to play international rugby for the remainder of the year and we’ve talked about the uncertainty around that,’ Robinson said.