All Blacks come to Rome

Italy take on All Blacks in Rome rugby match.

The All Blacks, New Zealand’s national rugby team, will play a test match against Italy in Rome's Olympic Stadium at 15.00 on 12 November.

It will be the second time that the All Blacks have played in Rome's 72,000-seater stadium, following the 2012 match which they won 42-10.

The All Blacks played against Italy in 2009, in Milan’s S. Siro stadium, winning 20-6. The formidable squad from down under also played in Rome in 2004 at the Flaminio Stadium – no longer being used by the Federazione Italiana Rugby (FIR) – when they hammered Italy 59-10.

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The champion team is known for performing the fearsome “haka” (a traditional Māori challenge) before each international match.

For full details of the 12 November game, including ticket information, see FIR website.