### ODT Online Thu, 17 Jun 2010
Rugby: Backing for ABs to play at stadium opening
By Alistair McMurran
Assistant coach Wayne Smith wants the All Blacks to be part of the official opening of the Forsyth Barr Stadium next year. Smith and members of the All Back team had a look at the stadium site yesterday.
At this stage, the plan is for the new stadium to be completed by early August next year. That would allow it to be used for the three Rugby World Cup games in Dunedin the following month. The window of opportunity for an All Black test is probably too small, as the Tri-Nations will be reduced next year and, barring a change in policy, Dunedin is not seen as a suitable venue for a Bledisloe Cup test.
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