The French Rugby Federation (FFR) has expressed its interest in hosting a match between All Blacks and its team in November 2017.
According to a newspaper of French Midi-Olympique, the boss of French rugby Bernard Laporte is very close to finalizing the match deal with the New Zealand Rugby (NZR). If this would happen, then it would be like All Blacks will play the fifth match on their European tour at the end of the year 2017.
According to the expected schedule, the match would be played between both the teams on 14 November Tuesday, it will be three days after a scheduled clash of France against the All Blacks in Paris, and the match would reportedly be played outside of the capital of French. According to the reports, the match is expected to be played in Marseille. It is likely to become the venue for the match.
The French Rugby Federation was seeking to host a second match in opposite to Steve Hansen’s side on November 4, but same date was already taken up by the All Blacks’ clash against the Barbarians, this is the match is going to take place at Twickenham in London. This match is like a celebratory fixture for the 125th anniversary of NZR’s.
Though, French Rugby Federation has not given any official statement with regards to hosting any such matches. But, it is confirmed from the sources that it will take place. Also, according to expectations, the federation is soon going to make an announcement in this regards, and then it will be a surprise for the rugby lovers. However, after the news came out about the scheduling match, people are excited and showing their great positive response. People are not only waiting for the confirmation of schedule from the federation, but also looking for early bird tickets.