There are major implications for amateur rugby and the future success of division one and we don't want to rush through the process.
"Steve Tew" is the current CEO of the New Zealand Rugby Union and has been a member of the NZRFU since 2001. He took over the position from Chris Moller after the poor showing of the All Blacks in the 2007 Rugby World Cup. Prior to this Steve was the Chief Executive Officer of the Canterbury Rugby Union and the Canterbury Crusaders/Crusaders.
Steve Tew was CEO of the NZRU when it had its worst financial result ever 2009/2010.More Steve Tew on Wikipedia.
The Lions were keen to have an additional match against one of the top provincial sides and I'm sure Auckland will provide them with a challenging match-up before the third test.
We'd be very disappointed if one of our players was treated more harshly or more leniently.
National and international expansion are important components to our long-term growth model.
We assessed the situation and some appropriate action has been taken, which I can't go into because it involves private employment details.
We have a good relationship with the players and we look forward to talking with them again.
It's the slot that our broadcast partner, Sky TV, has identified as being prime viewing time.
The coaches need to be applauded because they were not required to make two players available.