It is understood that at a meeting in London earlier this month, Ritchie reiterated his desire to pursue this bold learned that the RFU have given approval for the Barbarians match to take place to celebrate their 125th anniversary and agreed a fee of £500,000 for the stadium hire — with the All Blacks due to be paid in the region of £2million for participating in the showpiece.However, final confirmation of that game between the world champions and the famous invitational team has been delayed, apparently due to Ritchie's desire to engineer an England versus New Zealand clash instead."Maori material culture has evolved over two main periods of Polynesian settlement.The first is known as the Archaic or Moa Hunter period during which the Polynesians made their first contact with the moa...a large struthious bird which supplied them with abundant food...
Most esteemed was the kumara which once grew as far sought as Kaiapoi in the South Island.
Inland the Ruettes Tranquilles are narrow, winding lanes which take you off the beaten track through the countryside where high hedges of wild flowers front traditional Guernsey cottages.
But this little island packs in many other enticements.
However, understands RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie is pursuing the possibility of arranging the game that Hansen admitted people are 'desperate' to see.
Plans for New Zealand to play the Barbarians at Twickenham on November 4 are not finalised, so that could be the date for a thrilling showdown.