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NZ PM slams rugby racism claim

NZ PM slams rugby racism claim

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has described as "offensive and incorrect" claims by former All Blacks captain Andy Haden that the Canterbury Crusaders' Super 14 rugby team has a racist recruitment policy.
Haden's position as an official ambassador for the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand is reportedly under review after his claim on a television sports show Wednesday that the Crusaders _ seven-time Super rugby champions _ employ only three nonwhite players at any time.
New Zealand Rugby Union chief executive Steve Tew, who is a former Crusaders chief executive, and the franchise's current chief executive Hamish Riach have responded angrily to Haden's comments, describing them as insulting and untrue.


Updated : 2021-06-13 04:06 GMT+08:00