New Zealand Rugby

  • MyRepublic To Sponsor All Blacks Tour

    ... ultimate performance on and off the field. "It became an obvious choice to enter into such a relationship as part of our launch in New Zealand. "Our two organisations are a perfect fit, aligned through common goals and aspirations. Full credit must go to New Zealand Rugby for recognising this and providing us with the chance to come on board."...

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  • Wigan To Play NZ Warriors In London?

    Wigan chairman Ian Lenagan has revealed ambitious plans for international expansion by suggesting to a New Zealand radio station – Trackside Radio - he wants to see his Warriors side take on New Zealand Warriors in London. Following the announcement that Wigan will play South Sydney in Australia in 2018, it appears Lenagan is open to further games against NRL opponents. Lenagan said “We, for example, have a very close relationship with New Zealand Warriors because there’s lots of Kiwis who...

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  • All Blacks Set For Chicago Test

    ... which generated an estimated NZ$850,000 (£440,000) windfall for the All Blacks. The report claims that the expectation is that a minimum of 40,000 tickets will be sold, which should enable USA Rugby to make a sizeable profit after they have paid the New Zealand Rugby Union a guaranteed sum, believed to be NZ$1m to cover their costs. The proposed fixture is part of the All Blacks’ plans to build their profile in the United States. New York-based AIG are their biggest sponsor and are believed...

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  • NZ Head Appointed For RL World Cup

    ... for the warm welcome and unique Kiwi flavour we deliver. “New Zealand has a proud Rugby league history and a strong grassroots support base, and we can’t forget that the Kiwis are currently ranked #1 in the world. “I look forward to working with New Zealand Rugby League, governments and our Australian partners to deliver a great World Cup that New Zealand can really get behind.” Prior to working on the FIFA Under-20s, Nelson led the brand and marketing communications team at Auckland To...

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  • Adidas in price war over Rugby world cup shirts

    ... said he was comfortable with the price and felt it was reasonable in the local market. "Larger retail markets like the UK and US often have lower retail cost structures," he said. Huggett said the price also reflected the contribution Adidas made to New Zealand Rugby. "We invest millions of dollars in Kiwi Rugby from grassroots through to the All Blacks," he said. International Rugby Board chief Mike Miller warned last month that price gouging during the September 9-October 23 tournament had th...

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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

    The All Blacks will command the highest fee in world Rugby against England at Twickenham – £1.5m which works 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...

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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

    Andy Martin, who only left London Irish as CEO around a week ago, has been appointed as the New chief executive of NZ Football. He oversaw a project that led to the sale of London Irish's base in Sunbury and re-location to a 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...

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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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