Have your say: Should England return to Denver next year?

The main talking point of the weekend was England’s Test match against New Zealand in Denver and we want to know if you would like to see England go back there next year.

England put on an entertaining show to beat New Zealand 36-18 in emphatic fashion at Mile High Stadium in Denver on Saturday.

There was a crowd of 19,320 at the home of NFL giants Denver Broncos, with most of the people in attendance being American.

Speaking after the game, England star Sam Burgess said the Test against the Kiwis in the United States was a success and is proud to have played a part in it.

Meanwhile, New Zealand coach Michael Maguire thinks rugby league in America could be massive one day and would like to take his side to the United States again next year.

The potential for rugby league in America is certainly there and with the 2025 Rugby League World Cup being hosted in North America, is it only right that we continue to take games there to generate more interest in the sport?

There were several NRL clubs who had safety concerns prior to the game going ahead at the Mile High Stadium due to it being played at high altitude.

The altitude certainly drained the players physically, but the quality of the game was still kept to a high standard However, the NRL clubs could try to block a similar fixture again in the future.

Some people have got in touch with us on social media and have suggested that a Test match should be taken to the US but to somewhere different than Denver next year, with many wanting a game to be played in New York.

Canada’s sports-mad city Toronto has also been mentioned. Toronto Wolfpack have had impressive attendance figures since their inaugural season last year, so could a Test match add even more interest to rugby league?

But others don’t want a Test abroad. They want a mid-season Test to be staged in the heartlands in England, with Wigan, Hull and Huddersfield being mentioned.

We want to know what you think… 

Should England return to Denver next year? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

3 Comments

  1. I would rather see England vs Tonga in the states side either in LA when the new RAMS stadium is built or Santa Clara 49ers stadium. England vs Tonga is way more appealing. Hottest thing out. Graham, Whitehead,the burgess brothers and English pack vs Tevita Pangi Jr, FiFi, Jason Taumololo and Tongan pack.

  2. Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Home of the Chiefs, would be a perfect central location. No altitude problems, excellent stadium, & near to other big sports cities. Ready to see rugby league build in America!

  3. I’m still in Denver and most Americans thought it was rugby union and not league they were watching, which unfortunately helps rugby union, there should be more to explain the difference, I think the next test should be in Canada

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