USA v New Zealand kick-off time, TV channel, live stream info and team news

USA v New Zealand kick-off time, TV channel, live stream info and team news

New Zealand kick off their northern hemisphere tour with a visit to the United States in the 1874 Cup this weekend.

The fixture is the first time the All Blacks have played Stateside for seven years, and is part of a renewed drive to increase interest in the sport with American audiences.

It’s the first of five Tests in as many weeks for the All Blacks, who are set to take on Wales, Italy, Ireland and France during a busy autumn schedule.

Here’s everything you need to know about the clash.

What time is USA v New Zealand kick-off?

Kick-off at Washington DC’s FedEx Stadium is at 8.30pm BST.

Is USA v New Zealand on TV? What about live streaming?

Fans in the UK can catch all the action on Premier Sports 2, with coverage starting at 8.15pm.

Sky and Virgin customers can subscribe to Premier Sports from £12.99 a month.

Subscribers can also stream Premier Sports online using the Premier Player.

A full list of subscription options can be found here.

What’s the latest team news?

USA: Will Hooley, Ryan James, Tavite Lopeti, Bryce Campbell (captain), Ryan Matyas, Luke Carty, Nate Augspurger; Cam Dolan, Hanco Germishuys, Benjamin Bonasso, Nick Civetta, Nate Brakeley, Paul Mullen, Dylan Fawsitt, Matt Harmon.

Replacements: Chad Gough, Faka’osi Pifeleti, Dino Waldren, Siaosi Mahoni, Moni Tonga’uiha, Andrew Guerra, Michael Baska, Mike Dabulas

All Blacks: Damian McKenzie, Will Jordan, Braydon Ennor, Quinn Tupaea, George Bridge, Richie Mo’unga, Finlay Christie; Hoskins Sotutu, Dalton Papalii, Luke Jacobson, Tupou Vaa’i, Sam Whitelock (captain), Angus Ta’avao, Asafo Aumua, Ethan de Groot.

Replacements: Dane Coles, George Bower, Tyrel Lomax, Josh Lord, Sam Cane, T.J. Perenara, Beauden Barrett, Anton Lienert-Brown..

What have the coaches said?

USA head coach Gary Gold : “Facing the No 2 team in the world is an incredible challenge for anyone and, as we’ve said many times, these are the high-pressure situations we want to put ourselves in.

“Matches like these can be a true test of character as they force split-second decisions in intense and hectic environments. This is an exciting opportunity for us to expose our younger players to the best in the world while allowing our experienced guys to be leaders and help guide the cohesion of the group.”

New Zealand head coach Ian Foster: “The chance for us to play in a new city and new stadium is pretty special and the group is really excited and looking forward to the occasion.

“It’s time to get back into our groove after our break in Australia and with a number of players having not played for a while. It’s time to get our game going again and we are ready to go.”

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