Fir reports that he has received a notification from World Rugby Summer tour of New ZealandOriginally scheduled for July. The tour in which Team Azzurri, led by Luca Bigi, challenged the All Blacks to two Test matches: July 3 and 10, 2021. After the 2019 Rugby World Cup match was canceled due to a hurricane emergency, the third canceled match comes with the three-time world champion.
After careful consultations with World Rugby, New Zealand Rugby Union and with the government and health authorities of the two countries and after exploring every possible alternative, the Tour of Italy was permanently canceled.
“A tour of New Zealand, the opportunity to challenge the All Blacks in two consecutive test matches, is every player’s ambition. For our national team, for the many young people who have appeared on the international stage in recent seasons, this summer’s tour was an exceptional coaching moment. After long and constructive consultations. Between our federations and their national authorities, and after exploring possible alternatives alongside World Rugby, we had to note, despite ourselves and our deep regret, how the current circumstances have made them preferable to the energies of the national team in light of the autumn series. ” Fir Chief Comments Marzio Innocenti.
Next fall as a test match with the All Blacks has already been set, this time in Italy, and possibly in Rome in November.
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