14 May 2021

Rugby Players Association accused of sabotage over Forsyth Barr offer

From Checkpoint, 6:05 pm on 14 May 2021

Allegations of sabotage, half-baked ideas, shameful distractions and leading the public down the proverbial garden path.

Some provincial rugby unions and New Zealand Rugby have hit out hard at a proposal being floated by the Players Association as an alternative to the Silverlake deal - the Silverlake deal would see the US equity firm buy 12.5 percent of NZR's commercial rights for about $400 million.

The player's plan, backed by investment firm Forsyth Barr, could see a smaller 5 percent stake floated on the stock exchange.

South Canterbury Rugby chief executive Craig Calder has two key questions.