Kiwis visit UCSB for international rugby match

An international collegiate all-star rugby match between the United States and New Zealand will be played at UCSB’s Harder Stadium on Wednesday night.

The USA Rugby Men’s Collegiate All-Americans face the New Zealand Universities at 6:30 p.m. Admission to the match is free.

The game is part of a California tour by the Kiwis. The All-Americans scored an impressive 60-17 victory in the opener in San Diego. The game in Santa Barbara will be followed by the final match at Stanford on July 16.

“We’re pleased to again host an international rugby game at UCSB,” Gaucho head rugby coach and Team USA manager Kevin Battle said. “The athletes playing are competing for spots in the World Rugby Cup. It should be an exciting and enjoyable match.”