All Blacks or greenbacks? New Zealand Rugby mulls controversial US investment

Argentina's Santiago Carreras (centre) tackles New Zealand's Beauden Barrett.

Argentina's Santiago Carreras (centre) tackles New Zealand's Beauden Barrett during the 2020 Tri-Nations rugby match between the New Zealand and Argentina at Bankwest Stadium in Sydney on November 14, 2020. David Gray | AFP


Photo credit: David Gray | AFP

What you need to know:

  • New Zealand rugby's governing body is expected to approve the US$280 million offer from California-based Silver Lake investments at an annual general meeting in Wellington on Thursday.
  • The vote comes just a week after the European Super League fiasco, when Europe's top football clubs shelved a US-backed breakaway competition within days, after an outcry from fans and officials.
  • The All Blacks are a national obsession in New Zealand.

Wellington, New Zealand

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