20 Apr 2011

Fiji still optimistic about securing All Blacks test

11:04 am on 20 April 2011

The Fiji Rugby Union says it's still hopeful of agreeing a test match against the All Blacks in July.

The proposed fixture was to be a warm-up clash for New Zealand ahead of the Tri Nations, and would double as a Christchurch earthquake fundraiser.

Negotiations have been complicated by the travel bans on personnel who work for, or have connections with, the Fiji military.

Fiji Rugby Union Chief Executive, Keni Dakuidreketi, says negotiations are still ongoing and they're doing their best to satisfy the New Zealand union's concerns.