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NZ Rugby Execs Say They Have No Plans To Relax All Blacks Eligibility Rules

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 24 / 15

New Zealand Rugby chiefs said on Thursday that they had "no plans to emulate Australia and relax eligibility rules so overseas-based players can represent the All Blacks," according to the AFP. The Australian Rugby Union announced the move on Wednesday in response to a "host of top players taking up...

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