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Olympic Stadium in London to host England-New Zealand rugby league Test

The Olympic Stadium in London will host one of England’s three-match Test series games against New Zealand on 7 November.


This November, England is set to play one of their three-match Test series games against New Zealand in the Olympic Stadium in London. The 54,000-capacity venue will host the first rugby league fixture.

Rugby Football League chief executive Nigel Wood said:

“The Olympic Stadium provided the backdrop to some truly most memorable action at London 2012 and it is simply fantastic that we have reached an agreement for England to play New Zealand there in November.”

When New Zealand last visited London for the 2013 World Cup semi-final at Wembley, they knocked out England with their win, reported BBC News.

The series will kick off at Hull’s KC Stadium on 1 November, and the final Test will be staged at Wigan’s DW Stadium on 14 November.

“The Kiwis are our oldest rivals on the international stage and the match at Olympic Stadium will provide one of the highlights of a historic year for the sport as we celebrate our 120-year anniversary in 2015,” said Wood.

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