NZ to play United States in Chicago

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Rugby world champion New Zealand is to play the United States in an international on Nov. 1 at Chicago’s Soldier Field, 34 years since they last played a match on American soil.

The match will be only the third official international between New Zealand’s All Blacks and the USA Eagles and the first in the United States since they met at San Diego in 1980.

Tickets will go on sale in June and United States rugby officials predict a crowd of up to 40,000 – a record for a rugby match in the United States. The test will also be broadcast live on NBC.