30 Nov 2008

ARU cool on Bledisloe being staged in Colorado

6:00 am on 30 November 2008

The Australian Rugby Union has played down the likelihood of a Bledisloe Cup Test staged in the United States despite American organisers talking up the clash.

The Metro Denver Sports Commission said they were close to confirming the Wallabies-All Blacks clash to be played in Colorado at the home of the NFL's Denver Broncos late next year.

But the ARU, who are also looking at London and Tokyo as venues for the Bledisloe money-spinner, are still a fair way from deciding on a preferred host.

An ARU spokesperson says there's still three options on the table for an additional Bledisloe Test next year with Tokyo, Denver and also the possibility of Twickenham.