30 May 2014

NZRU offended by Nazi comment

6:33 pm on 30 May 2014

The New Zealand Rugby Union says comments by a former Samoa international that the All Blacks would have toured Nazi Germany if the price was right are offensive and ridiculous.

Eliota Fuimaono Sapolu.

Eliota Fuimaono Sapolu. Photo: AFP

Outspoken former Samoa centre Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu made the comments in a YouTube video, criticising New Zealand Rugby for not playing a test in Samoa, Fiji or Tonga.

Fuimaono-Sapolu said Polynesian players have had a big influence on the success of New Zealand rugby, but the sport's bosses are only interested in money.

A New Zealand Rugby spokesperson said on Friday they have no other comment to make on the matter.