The Sporting Life: Rugby struggles while baseball gains traction in NZ

By Brian Gaynor | Wed, 29 Jan 2020


Auckland Blues & Super RugbyThe 2020 Super Rugby season starts on Friday night with the Auckland Blues playing the Waikato Chiefs at Auckland’s Eden Park.The home team has become the Rakon of the rugby world: the NZX-listed company’s share price surged to $5.80 after its IPO in May 2006 - and its annual meetings were packed with excited shareholders - but it has been mostly downhill for the organisation since then.The Auckland Blues have also been hugely disappointing, as demonstrated by the following table covering the first 24 years of Su...