Business of Sport: Provinces stall rugby reform with 'ownership' mentality

Business of Sport: Provinces stall rugby reform with 'ownership' mentality
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Trevor McKewen
And so we get down to the nitty-gritty … the players have spoken, the New Zealand Rugby board has spoken. Now, too, have the provincial unions (PUs).It’s time for the rubber to hit the road in the Great Rugby Reform War – only the handbrake remains firmly on due to what looks very plainly like obstinance from the provincial unions.Yes, the 26 PUs who technically make up NZ Rugby (NZR) have pledged support and willingness to compromise on key recommendations from what will always now be known as the Pilkington report.&nbs...

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