The ongoing stand-off between New Zealand Rugby and the Players’ Association has taken a turn for the worse, with the governing body now accusing players of demanding ‘untenable’ payments at the expense of the community game.
New Zealand Rugby and Rugby Australia have confirmed the final schedule for the upcoming Trans-Tasman competition with the proposed ‘Super Round’ of fixtures officially scrapped.
Former Samoa international Dan Leo is convinced the Super Rugby expansion to include two Pacific Islands teams is aimed at benefiting New Zealand Rugby.
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.