High Performance Sport New Zealand To Give NZRL $604,000 Cash Boost
The Kiwis' World Cup flop "has not deterred High Performance Sport New Zealand from ploughing" NZ$700,000 ($604,000) worth of funding into the code as the New Zealand Rugby League targets the next tournament in '17, according to Chris Barclay of FAIRFAX NZ NEWS. In a "significant victory" before Friday night's Anzac test at Sydney's Allianz Stadium, NZRL CEO Phil Holden said that the organization "had successfully applied for funding over the next two years, with the bulk of the support devoted to the national side's plans to avenge a humiliating 34-2 loss to Australia last November." Holden: "It's significant because it's the first time we've ever had campaign support like that." Holden "would not reveal" how much money the organization sought (FAIRFAX NZ NEWS, 4/30).