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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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Stanley Street Tennis Arena Needs $11M

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Tags: Facilities, New Zealand

NZC Reports Annual Net Surplus Of $15.5M

New Zealand Cricket has "reported an annual net surplus" of NZ$23.7M ($15.5M) for the '14-15 financial year, according to ESPN. The "considerable surplus" was a consequence of the board co-hosting the World Cup 2015 along with Australia. NZC CEO Dave White "praised an extraordinary year for the boar ...

Tags: Finance, New Zealand

Rugby World In Shock

Former New Zealand All Blacks rugby player JONAH LOMU , a "man mountain who had blinding speed on the wing" has died, aged 40, according to Lagan & Spiro of the LONDON TIMES. Lomu played 63 Tests for New Zealand, "electrifying crowds at the 1995 World Cup in South Africa with a rare combination ...

Tags: New Zealand, People and Pop Culture

Investors Secured For Second NZ NBL Team

A Wellington-based lower North Island team "is one step closer to joining the New Zealand Breakers" in the Australian National Basketball League next season, according to Liam Hyslop of STUFF. Businessman Bill Wallace "speaks with confidence about the bid" for a second New Zealand team in the ANBL. ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, New Zealand

All Blacks’ Brand Could Grow To $500M

The All Blacks’ commanding win in the Rugby World Cup has cemented the team's position as the sport’s preeminent brand. Immediately prior to the tournament, specialist brand valuation and strategy consultancy Brand Finance estimated the All Blacks brand to be worth $132M. A third world c ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, New Zealand

Prime Draws More RWC Viewers Than Sky

Prime beat Sky in the TV ratings for Sunday's Rugby World Cup final "as more than one million viewers got up early to watch the All Blacks beat the Wallabies," according to Joseph Pearson of STUFF. The free-to-air network Prime "had an average audience of 670,900 throughout the game, according to Te ...

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Brands Seize Appeal Of RWC Favorite NZ

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Penske Has Sights On V8 Supercars

Roger Penske "is doubling his interest in V8 Supercars" -- with a Bathurst 1000 win said to be "part of the allure," according to Nick Walshaw of the HERALD SUN. Penske announced that he "will be running  two cars next season -- one of which will be driven by new signing Fabian Coulthard." V8 S ...

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All Blacks Must Change On Team Bus

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Jennings: I Have Proof Of Oceania Bribe

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