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NZRU slammed over Denver match

Published: 2:53PM Tuesday February 10, 2009 Source: Newstalk ZB/ONE Sport

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The New Zealand Rugby Union is once again being questioned over the reasons for the proposed All Blacks-Wallabies game in Denver.

It is understood the NZRU and the ARU will each receive around $2.5 million dollars from the match, while USA Rugby will only get about $200,000.

Former NZRU boss David Moffett claimed it is another example of revenue gathering rather than growing the game.

He added that if those figures are correct it is a scandal as USA Rugby could use the money.

Moffett said the Hong Kong test last year was all about money and it is rubbish to suggest otherwise.

Moffett said it would be easier to understand if the NZRU and ARU just admitted they were using the game as a revenue earner.

Denver officials were in New Zealand last week discussing the possible test, which would occur in October or November of this year.

The NZRU have admitted that Denver is in competition with Tokyo in a bid to host the All Blacks.