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NZRPA rejects New Zealand Rugby’s proposed Silver Lake deal

All Blacks perform the haka ahead of the 2020 Tri-Nations rugby match against Argentina (by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

The New Zealand Rugby Players Association (NZRPA) has moved to oppose New Zealand Rugby’s proposed deal to sell a stake in the organisation to US private equity firm Silver Lake, citing concerns over potential damage to the All Blacks brand and limitations on wider commercial opportunities.

NZR was last month said to have received a NZ$465m ($325.8m/€276.4m) offer from Silver Lake for a 15-per-cent share in its commercial rights arm – a deal that would value the commercial rights at around NZ$3.1bn.

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