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Rugby Australia suspends broadcast rights negotiations

Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle speaks at the Australian Wallabies RWC Farewell Lunch (by Brook Mitchell/Getty Images)

Rugby Australia has suspended talks over its next broadcast rights deal, as chief executive Raelene Castle today (Tuesday) conceded that the rugby union governing body may need to approach the government for financial assistance during the coronavirus crisis.

The national governing body issued its media-rights tender in the middle of last month, with the organisation hoping to receive offers this week for the new five-year cycle spanning 2021 to 2025.

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