30 Apr 2014

NZRU performance slips

3:18 pm on 30 April 2014

The performance of the New Zealand Rugby Union slipped over the past year, according to its own performance measures.

NZRU Chief Executive Steve Tew

NZRU Chief Executive Steve Tew Photo: AFP

At its annual general meeting in Wellington on Wednesday, chief executive Steve Tew reported the organisation had scored 82 out of a 100, compared to 87 last year, when marked against a range of indicators linked to the organisation's strategic goals.

He said there were a couple of areas where targets weren't achieved.

One was at community rugby level and the retaining of players, coaches and referees.

The other targets it failed on were in the number of fans attending provincial, Super Rugby and test matches.

Steve Tew said they set tough targets but the reality is they didn't reach them and it's something they're working on.

At the AGM the NZRU also confirmed it had posted a profit of $2.9 million, which had been announced a few weeks ago.

Chairman Mike Eagle stood down after four years in the role, while three new board members were elected - Stewart Mitchell, Andrew Golightly and Peter Kean.