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New Zealand administrators call on Government to open borders for survive

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In New Zealand, leading sport administrators has pleaded with New Zealand Government to find a way to open their borders to international competitions.

Blues chairman Mackinnon, Warriors CEO George and NZ Netball Players Association executive manager Steph Bond all agree that opening the borders is needed to ensure franchises survive.

Mackinnon said people do not understand that New Zealand sport is on a knife-edge. He believes they are on the edge of a cliff if rugby, cricket and netball can not have international sport played in this last quarter of the year.

He also believe this will then spill over into the domestic game and that will be dangerous.

The international markets are worth over $100 million coming form rugby, cricket and netball and that money not coming in will impact jobs not just players salaries according to Bond.

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