Business of Sport: six burning questions for NZ Rugby

Business of Sport: six burning questions for NZ Rugby
All Black Brodie Retallick was marched off the field in the recent victory over Japan. (Image: Getty)
Trevor McKewen
1/ Did the NZ Rugby board kowtow to the opinion of one (decent) man and make Joe Schmidt a reluctant kingmaker?If the story is true (and NZR hasn’t disputed it), the NZ Herald’s revelation that the board went wobbly on usurping Ian Foster for Scott Robertson, after Joe Schmidt said he couldn’t work with the latter, is deeply troubling.It needs to be understood from the outset that Schmidt’s stand was entirely driven by loyalty to Foster and not any animus towards Robertson. Schmidt, hurriedly promoted as an All Blacks se...

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