New Zealand Rugby has laid off 25 per cent of staff and is considering a wage subsidy extension to survive the economic impact of COVID-19.
Chief executive Mark Robinson confirms 40 head office staff in Wellington have been made redundant.
In May, it was reported New Zealand Rugby was to cut up to 50 per cent of staff, but Robinson said the resumption of Super Rugby Aotearoa has helped lower that number.
He says they are finalising the redundancies in the next couple of days.
Meanwhile, in the Super Rugby Aotearoa, the Blues will face the Highlanders at 7.05 pm tomorrow while the Crusaders will take on the Chiefs at 3.35 pm Sunday.
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