30 Apr 2021

Silver Lake deal could bring debt - Rugby Players Association

From Checkpoint, 5:43 pm on 30 April 2021

The Rugby Players Association has labelled the $387 million Silver Lake proposal a "bad deal" which it thinks could send New Zealand Rugby deep into the red in the years to come.

The provincial unions and Māori board have given their tick of approval for New Zealand Rugby to sell 12.5 percent of its commercial assets to the US equity firm.

But that approval goes nowhere without the sign off of the New Zealand Players Association.

The group's chairman and former All Black captain David Kirk joins Lisa Owen to discuss.