Archive for February, 2009

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

ABs will no longer work for small cheques !

Source: All Blacks “won’t play” Air NZ Cup – Neil Reid Henry says… “If they are playing Super 14, the Iveco Series, Tri-nations and the end of year tours; there are 15 games I think again for the All Blacks this year. “Then there is another 13, possibly 15, Super 14 games. “That is getting […]

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

NZRU/ARU 4th Bledisloe at Tokyo for $5mil each.

Source: Fourth Bledisloe Test switched from Denver to Tokyo – John Matheson The NZRU banked about $NZ4 million ($3 million) from last year’s Bledisloe Cup Test in Hong Kong and can expect to pull in at least $NZ5 million from their Tokyo jaunt. Four Bledisloe cups games, are they freaken kidding, bumkins at the ARU […]

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Australasian Cup – Wynne Gray idea revisited

*****I refer you to a post by Wynne in May 03, 2008.***** Source NZHerald : Wynne Gray: Forget the world, let’s make it more interesting at home  Extract.. Let’s consider a few alternatives and start with the World Cup, which is not going to disappear. That event is scheduled quadrennially for September and October. So in […]

Monday, February 16th, 2009

SARU – May quit the Super 14. The birth of the Australasian Cup

Source : South Africa ‘threatens’ to quit Super 14 – Neil Reid I know for a fact the late and great John Drake would be pleased with this outcome, he would promote a true Australasian Cup. That would be 12 teams from NZ and 6 from Aussie going through 18 rounds of games with a […]

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

ARU ONeill: I want this, I want that, I want.

Source: Super-sized comp is at broadcasters’ mercy: O’Neill– Greg Growden The ARU has no, zip, zero domestic competition that can get a TV audience. Therefore it must create one, that will compete with rugby league for advertising revenues and sponsorship, and all round media time. NZRU and SFRU don’t have this problem, NZRU problem is however a […]

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Denver, the ABs second home…for the bucks

The ‘Mile High’ Stadium : Capacity 80,000, home to the AFL Denver Broncos. Is this where the ABs will stave off recession concerns, [Note: the fact that the NZUSD is now $0.51 @ 20090205 so that the Adidas payments are twice as large]. But we must also consider the ARFU and they are in deep financial […]

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

Cater is crunched

          NZRU Manager:… maybe we should have given ‘le sabbatique’ a miss then, is that why the Aussie didn’t like the idea, darn them Aussie another better management decision by the green and gold. ‘Le Sabbatique’ was good for Dan Carter bank account, and will prove not so good for NZRU bank account, as one […]