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All Blacks' Booming Rugby Brand Means Players Change On Team Bus

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 21 / 15

The New Zealand national rugby team will use the team bus to change out of its training gear during the Rugby World Cup, an inconvenience "the players must endure" to give sponsors their cut of the sport’s most recognized brand, according to Tracy Withers of BLOOMBERG. Under the rules of the ...

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