Rovers to face All Whites
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Blackburn Rovers have arranged a pre-season friendly against New Zealand.
Blackburn Rovers have arranged to play a pre-season friendly against the New Zealand national side in the summer.
Mark Hughes's men are due to meet The All Whites on August 12 - a week before the new Premiership season begins.
The arrangements to play the Oceania nation were helped in large part to Rovers having club captain and New Zealand international Ryan Nelsen (pictured) at the club.
Ewood Park chairman John Williams hopes the friendly will give the club more exposure in New Zealand.
"In Ryan Nelsen, we've got the captain of their national side, so if we can gain extra fans in New Zealand on the back of it, then that can only be a good thing for the club," Williams said.