Money talks and rugby unions can’t afford to be coy anymore

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Money talks and rugby unions can’t afford to be coy anymore

As NZ rugby is on the brink of moving from red back to black with injection of US cash, perhaps SA can learn a trick or two

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New Zealand rugby parting with 12.5% of its commercial arm could cause a seismic shift in the balance of power in southern hemisphere rugby.

The tremors and aftershocks will be felt here soon enough.

The NZ$387m (R4bn) offer from American investment bankers Silver Lake, if approved by the players’ association, will drag the cash strapped union from the red back to a colour they adore...

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