Provincial Unions give private equity deal green light at historic New Zealand Rugby AGM

Provincial Unions vote unanimously in favour of Silver Lake proposal  NZR announce $18.7m operating loss and total loss of $34.6m for the year  Mark Hutton and Ajit Balasingham join NZR Board  NZR to continue discussions with New Zealand Rugby Players' Association New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has been given the green light by its Provincial Unions

Highlanders keep final hopes alive

Compelling leadership displays by halfback Aaron Smith, and his loose forward combination, helped the Highlanders to a 35–29 Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa win over the Blues in Dunedin on Friday. Smith was everywhere, upsetting the Blues at every chance and leading a strong defensive effort that nullified the attacking sorties mounted

Next steps in Pacific Island professional teams’ journey confirmed by New Zealand Rugby

  In a significant step forward for Pacific Island rugby, Moana Pasifika and the Fijian Drua have been granted conditional licences to join a planned new professional competition next year, New Zealand Rugby (NZR) announced today. The NZR Board’s decision to approve licences is a major step toward the two Pasifika teams