$1.1m not enough: All Blacks ‘overlook’ Christchurch

Oliver Lewis
Thu, 07 Oct 2021

$1.1m not enough: All Blacks ‘overlook’ Christchurch
ChristchurchNZ says the city's stadium infrastructure had been the major sticking point. (Image: Getty)
Oliver Lewis
Thu, 07 Oct 2021
Christchurch authorities have offered New Zealand Rugby (NZR) about $1.1 million since 2017 in unsuccessful bids to attract an All Blacks game to the city. ChristchurchNZ, the city’s economic development agency, also offered NZR $750,000 in 2018 to host future women’s Rugby World Cup matches, taking the total to $1.9m. Despite fielding a team heavily drawn from the Crusaders – Christchurch’s uber-successful Super Rugby team – the All Blacks haven’t played an international test match in the city sinc...

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