Opinion

Is NZ Rugby being sold a dummy or catching a miracle pass?

Paul McBeth
Fri, 02 Apr 2021

The All Blacks' fan base is more than 60 million.
Paul McBeth
Fri, 02 Apr 2021
Debate over whether to take the $465 million cheque reportedly on the table for New Zealand Rugby and its provincial unions is getting to the pointy end of proceedings.About two years in the making, NZ Rugby found itself this week at the table with NZ Rugby Players’ Association chief Rob Nichol and chair David Kirk after reaching an impasse over the deal.The players have the power of veto over a deal going ahead, which makes sense when they’re the talent US private equity firm Silver Lake is hoping to harness in its pursuit of a bil...

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