Rugby players are fully aware there is going to be an impact on their pay packets, says the man who looks after their affairs. With limited income coming in from broadcasters, as they have no product to show, and players still being paid, the financial crunch is coming. New Zealand Rugby Players’ Association (NZRPA) chief executive Rob Nichol said the association and players were fully aware of what was happening and what needs to be done. With the decision to open up the financial support package by the Government on Monday, New Zealand Rugby will qualify for assistance as an incorporated society. ‘‘Rugby players in New Zealand might have to prepare for that, but that’s just my opinion.
Source: Otago Daily Times March 24, 2020 12:56 UTC