New Zealand are looking to co-host this year’s Rugby Championship with a southern-hemisphere partner, but South Africa and Australia are not in agreement.
Mark Robinson says he is optimistic that New Zealand Rugby’s $460-million deal with US investors Silver Lake will go ahead despite a group of senior All Blacks and Black Ferns expressing concerns over the proposed investment.
New Zealand Rugby chief executive Mark Robinson has announced the implementation of three new law trials at school-grade level in an attempt to make the game safer for teenage players in the country.
Several top All Blacks players, including captain Sam Cane, are reportedly concerned over the sale of New Zealand Rugby’s commercial rights to US investors Silver Lake.
An American private equity firm is in advanced negotiations to buy a 15% stake in New Zealand Rugby in a mega-deal worth billions of dollars.
Rugby Australia and New Zealand Rugby have confirmed a six-week trans-Tasman tournament will take place next year following their respective domestic Super Rugby competitions.
Leaked minutes from a Sanzaar meeting have revealed New Zealand Rugby agreed to play a six-week Rugby Championship which would finish on 12 December.
Rugby Australia has responded to New Zealand Rugby’s unhappiness with the six-week Rugby Championship schedule released on Thursday.
Rugby Australia has officially handed in a request demanding that New Zealand Rugby relinquishes the hosting rights of the two Bledisloe Cup Tests set to be staged in New Zealand next month.
Reports in New Zealand suggest that several key All Blacks players could opt against playing in the Rugby Championship for family reasons.