Na­tional Wealth Dis­crep­an­cies

NZ Rugby World - - 2017 The Year In Review -

The rich have been get­ting richer while the poor have been get­ting poorer in in­ter­na­tional rugby ever since the game turned pro­fes­sional.

The prob­lem is be­com­ing more pro­nounced and harm­ful to the global de­vel­op­ment of the sport be­cause the have-nots are so hin­dered in their ef­forts to be­come bet­ter sim­ply be­cause they have so lit­tle money.

Equal­is­ing the wealth – or at least find­ing a bet­ter rev­enue model for test matches – has been on the agenda for an age, but no progress is ever made.

How bad things are be­came ap­par­ent

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