Six Nations games in the USA?

Date published: November 1 2014

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IRB Chief Executive Brett Gosper believes it would be ‘terrific’ for rugby if a Six Nations game were to be hosted in the USA.

IRB Chief Executive Brett Gosper believes it would be ‘terrific’ for rugby if a Six Nations game were to be hosted in the USA.

With New Zealand in America this week for a Test at Chicago’s Soldier Field, the subject of hosting high-profile games in the USA has come up.

And Gosper told the Telegraph in an interview that he thought it would be an interesting idea to help develop the game in the USA, although it’s difficult to see any of the Six Nations teams being keen on the plan.

“If that fits in with the Six Nations’ vision of their tournament that would be certainly interesting from a developmental point of view in the United States,” Gosper told the Telegraph.

“It is up to the Six Nations as to where they want to play their games but again I think that would be a terrific thing for the game.

“I know PRL [Premiership Rugby] are talking about bringing some big club games to the States and why not some internationals like the Six Nations.

“You have got the expat market here with the Six Nations to deliver some big crowds I am sure. You would have to take into consideration things like TV rights, time zones and all sorts of logistics that are involved.

“It is not an easy thing. But it is something that would be nice to dream about. It would definitely have a great impact for the sport.”

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