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Rugby Australia calls on ex-Foxtel execs ahead of rights tender

Australia players look on after the Rugby World Cup 2019 Quarter Final match against England (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images,)

Rugby Australia has engaged the Media Rights Value organisation to help with negotiations for its next domestic rights contract amid reports that pay-television broadcaster Foxtel may end its long-running association with the governing body.

The Sydney Morning Herald reported that Rugby Australia chief executive Raelene Castle has called on the company, whose director is former Foxtel chief executive Peter Tonagh, to aid its negotiations ahead of the expected tender launch later this month.

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