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New Zealand Rugby's End-Of-'17 Match Will Not Be Against England, CEO Says

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 20 / 16

New Zealand Rugby is in negotiations to "add a fourth match to next year's All Blacks' end-of-year-tour" -- but it will not be against England, according to Aaron Goile of STUFF. NZR CEO Steve Tew said that plans "were in motion to lock in another game on a schedule that currently reads: France, Sco...

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Sky TV's Interim Injunction Bid Fails

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Stormers Criticize Super Rugby Format

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NZ Papers Withdraw Olympic Apps

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