New Zealand

  • MyRepublic To Sponsor All Blacks Tour

    Internet provider MyRepublic has signed as title sponsor to New Zealand's Northern Tour this November. The All Blacks will play the United States in Chicago followed by matches away to England, Scotland and Wales. MyRepublic, which also operates in Singapore, recently launched in New Zealand and aims to unleash the potential of fibre broadband for households throughout New Zealand. MyRepublic managed director Vaughan Baker said: "When we looked at partnerships, the All Blacks stood out with thei...

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  • All Blacks Set For Chicago Test

    New Zealand are set to play a Test match against the US Eagles in Chicago in November ahead of the European autumn internationals, according to a report in the New Zealand Herald. The report suggests that an agreement has been reached that will see the world champion All Blacks take on the USA, who have recently qualified for the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England, at the 61,500 capacity Soldier Field in Chicago. News of the fixture comes on the back of New Zealand's trip to Japan last November, a...

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  • NZ Head Appointed For RL World Cup

    Experienced major events professional Andrea Nelson has been appointed as New Zealand operations general manager for the Rugby League World Cup 2017 (RLWC2017). Nelson joins the RLWC2017 local organising committee, having previously held the role of marketing and communications director for the FIFA U-20 World Cup, delivering promotions and fan activations across New Zealand. “This is an exciting opportunity for me to work on another major global event and help showcase all that New Zealand ha...

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  • Adidas in price war over Rugby world cup shirts

    According to rugbyweek.com sportswear giant Adidas has found itself locked in a dispute with New Zealand retailers in the lead up to this year's Rugby World Cup over the price of All Blacks' replica jerseys. Adidas released the New jersey last month, expecting strong sales as rugby-mad New Zealand hosts the World Cup for the first time since 1987. But New Zealand retailers said the public had shunned the high-tech tops because Adidas set the local retail price too high at NZ$220 (£115 approx)...

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  • Gillette Join Lions Tour

    Gillette has been confirmed as an official sponsor for the British & Irish Lions 2017 tour of New Zealand. Gillette will be bringing the partnership to life in all major retailers across the UK with consumer competitions, offering the chance to join the 2017 Tour in New Zealand, as well as experience the action back at home. British & Irish Lions chief operating officer, Charlie McEwen, said, "We are very proud to have Gillette as an official sponsor for the 2017 Tour to New Zealand. We...

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  • All Blacks Get £1.5m Fee to Face England

    ... out at £18,750 a minute. The terms of a contractual agreement between the Southern Hemisphere superpowers and the RFU entitle Australia to claim the same guarantee for their appearance against Wales in Cardiff on December 1, the same day as England-New Zealand. The New Zealand and Australian Unions are free to negotiate their own fees for the fixtures because they fall outside the IRB’s three-week international window which closes after a full round of six Tests on November 24. New Zealand...

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  • RNZ World Cup Losses Lower Than Expected

    Rugby New Zealand (RNZ) have announced a loss of NZ $31.3 million (£15.2m) as a result of staging the Rugby World Cup, NZ $8 million (£3.9m) lower than had been forecast. RNZ was set up in 2006 as a joint venture between the nation's government and the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) to deliver the tournament, at which point an agreement was put in place stating that two-thirds of any loss would be covered by the government and one-third by the NZRU. The NZRU’s share of the loss was subsequen...

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  • Martin Appointed CEO Of New Zealand Football

    ... New training ground followed by the successful buy out of the club by a consortium of Irish businessmen. He was selected for his New job from a panel of 179 potential candidates worldwide. "I am excited by the many opportunities and challenges facing New Zealand Football at the moment," Martin said. "We are at a potentially transformational point in its history."Andy has an MBA from Henley Business School, UK, is married to Catherine and has two children.He will be taking up the New role in Fe...

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  • Sadleir To Manage Women's Game For World Rugby

    Katie Sadleir has been appointed World Rugby's first general manager for women's rugby after an extensive recruitment process. Sadleir, who represented New Zealand at the 1984 Olympic Games and won a medal at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in synchronised swimming, will take up the New role on 1 November, 2016. Sadleir joins with a wealth of experience in sports and sports governance. As the GM sport, she was involved from participation to performance levels and was accountable for the transformati...

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  • Mud House Sponsors Lions Tour

    Mud House Wines has signed up as the latest sponsor of the British & Irish Lions tour to New Zealand in 2017 and is planning to activate a £2m support campaign in the UK. Mud House, which has grown to become the fifth largest New Zealand wine in the UK, is owned by the UK’s largest wine supplier Accolade Wines and CEO Paul Schaafsma is delighted to be supporting the next Lions tour. “The British Lions is the biggest rugby game in the world, and Mud House and the Lions down in New Zealan...

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