IT is a long shot, but the commercial aspect of the game could yet bring the New Zealand All Blacks to Malaysian soil next year.
Much has been debated about whether the reigning World Champions will actually be coming to play a World Cup tune-up match in Malaysia since the Malaysian Rugby Union (MRU) announced the possibility of such a spectacle last week.
With a packed international schedule for the Kiwis this season, such a proposition, however, appears close to impossible, drawing skepticism from the local rugby fraternity.
Secretary general Suhaimi Zainuddin confirmed that the event management company engaged to organise the game here has been in contact with All Blacks representatives and will continue negotiations this week.
“People must understand that this is a commercial project. Yes, it will cost a lot to bring them (All Blacks) here but the financing can be raised through sponsorship, ticket…
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