Posts Tagged Rugby union

New Zealand All Blacks on a mission in America

New Zealand All Blacks men’s national rugby team midfielder Conrad Smith passes a ball to a teammate during their practice in Bridegview, Ill., Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. The USA Eagles will play the New Zealand All Blacks men’s national rugby team Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 at Chicago's Soldier Field. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Rugby union will make its strongest claim for the attention of a U.S. audience when the Eagles host the World Cup champion New Zealand All Blacks on Saturday in a rare meeting on American soil.

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Clever to captain US against the All Blacks

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Todd Clever will captain the United States from flanker in his 60th test in Saturday’s sellout test against the All Blacks at Chicago’s Soldier Field.

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Carter on bench when New Zealand plays US

New Zealand All Blacks Captain Richie McGaw shoots the puck during the intermission between periods of the NHL hockey game between the Anaheim Ducks and the Chicago Blackhawks, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in Chicago. The New Zealand All Blacks are in Chicago to play the USA Eagles in a rugby match Saturday, Nov. 1. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)

Some star All Blacks players face a crossroads when New Zealand plays the United States in Chicago on Saturday in a rare rugby meeting on American soil.

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