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New Zealand Rugby 'not actively working' on Kangaroos hybrid clash

New Zealand Rugby boss Mark Robinson says the future of any hybrid clash between the All Blacks and Kangaroos is in the NRL's hands.

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CEO Mark Robinson says that the ball is in the NRL's court. Source: 1 NEWS

Last month, a report from Brisbane's Courier Mail revealed that discussions are underway for a 14-a-side clash between the two powerhouses, pitting the All Blacks against rugby league's world champions.

NZR boss Mark Robinson confirmed those discussions at the time.

Speaking today, Robinson appeared to reveal that the discussions have stalled, placing any impetus firmly in the hands of Australian Rugby League and the NRL.

"We are not actively working on this," Robinson told media.

"It's fair to say that the ball is firmly in the court of the NRL at the moment, in terms of future consideration.

"They might have got cold feet, we're not sure. It's quiet at present, and that's ok with us.

"We've got obviously lots of things to work on, and are focussed on a whole range of projects going forward as well."

All Blacks coach Ian Foster also addressed the speculation, saying the hybrid clash would not come at the expense of the Rugby Championship.