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Auckland Businessman Offering $11M, But New Zealand Warriors Owner Wants $14.6M

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 17 / 17

Auckland businessman Paul Davys is offering around NZ$15M ($11M) to buy National Rugby League side New Zealand Warriors, but current Owner Eric Watson "wants at least" NZ$20M ($14.6M), according to David Skipwith of the NEW ZEALAND HERALD. If the two parties cannot come to an agreement by the end of...

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