4 Feb 2009

Old Trafford to host rugby test

5:59 am on 4 February 2009

Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium will host the first of England's two rugby tests against Argentina in June.

Both games were originally scheduled to take place in Argentina but the Argentine Rugby Union (UAR) requested that the first be switched to England for financial reasons.

The June 6th clash will be the first England rugby international to be staged in Manchester since the All Blacks beat their hosts in 1997.

The second match will still take place in Argentina on June 13th although a venue has not yet been decided.