DUBLIN, Ireland: Ireland's first rugby match of the 2021-22 season against the USA Eagles is to be canceled because of the continuing U.S. travel restrictions on Irish fans.
The match had been scheduled for October 30th at the 65,000 capacity Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.
Even though travel restricions between the U.S. and Ireland are to end on November 1, that will be too late to allow Irish fans to attend the match in Las Vegas.
The match also would have been the first-ever international rugby contest to be held at Allegiant Stadium.
Sources report that in light of the expected cancelation, the IRFU and USA Rugby might reschedule the game in November 2022.
Ireland will host New Zealand's All Blacks on November 13th and Argentina on November 21st.