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New Zealand Rugby (NZR) Chief Executive Steve Tew has today announced he will stand down from his role at the end of this year.

His departure will bring the curtain down on a 25-year long career in rugby administration, including the last 12 years as NZR CEO. Tew has worked at New Zealand Rugby since 2001 and will leave in December.

"After much reflection, I've decided that this is the best time for me to make way for someone else to lead New Zealand Rugby into the future and a new phase for our national game," Tew said.

"There are new and exciting changes coming as a result of the upcoming, new international calendar; a changing broadcast environment; as well as a new All Blacks head coach to be appointed; so it's the right time for me.

"I've always been a great advocate for challenging convention and keeping New Zealand Rugby fresh and invigorated, whilst always encouraging our people to grow and extend themselves. I believe the time is right for someone else to lead the organisation.

"It has been a great privilege to hold this position and I'm grateful for every day that I have experienced. My wife, Michele, and I have been talking for some time about the best time for us to move on to some new challenges. Our Chair Brent Impey and I also discussed when the best time would be to introduce some new blood and new leadership, to keep New Zealand Rugby at the top of our game.

"I've not made this decision lightly – it's a job I love and I consider it an absolute privilege – but it is for those reasons, that I believe the time is right to step down.

"I am immensely grateful to the Board for their ongoing support. I also want to pay particular thanks to New Zealand Rugby's staff. They are an incredibly hard-working, passionate group of people and it has been an absolute pleasure and privilege leading them.

"I also want to acknowledge the huge number of people from our commercial partners, Provincial Unions, Investec Super Clubs and other rugby organisations, our players, World Rugby and other international unions, for their support and friendship.

"I've made many lifelong friends through this game and it is comforting to know that so many, very good people are committed to rugby and making it a truly great, global game for all.

"I have been very fortunate to have worked with incredibly special leaders of the Board, including the late Jock Hobbs, Mike Eagle and Brent, and countless colleagues here at New Zealand Rugby.

"My greatest gratitude and thanks go to my wife Michele and our daughters, Ruby Maddy and Lily, and extended family and friends. It goes without saying that their support and love have allowed me to give my best to this role.
"I'm excited to be looking at new opportunities, and I hope to still be able to contribute to rugby in some way.

"But for now, this year's priorities will be the Rugby World Cup in Japan, confirmation of our competition structures, completion of the sale of our broadcast content and to ensure a smooth transition for my replacement. Then it will be time to leave and share some time and a Classic or two with my family and friends.

NZR Chairman Brent Impey paid tribute to Steve Tew, describing him as "one of the most influential figures in international rugby".

"He has enhanced New Zealand's reputation on the world stage, overseen incredible successes from our teams in black over the years and also led a team that has significantly grown the global profiles of those teams.

"I think it says a lot about Steve's character that while we both consider he still has much to contribute to the organisation, and in fact World Rugby, he has taken an unselfish look at what is best for the game in New Zealand.

"Under Steve's stewardship, New Zealand Rugby holds all four Rugby World Cups for both men's and women's Fifteens and Sevens teams, which is a remarkable achievement.

"Steve and I have worked closely over these last five years in our respective roles as Chair and Chief Executive. I have enormous respect for his leadership, vision, philosophy and people management.

"He is, without doubt, an outstanding Chief Executive for New Zealand Rugby. He combines many skills including a passion for the game, respected leadership throughout the world, and driving the organisation to over-achieve in many respects.

"While our teams have excelled on the field, Steve has led the way, off it, including advocating for greater respect and inclusion, the introduction of The Rugby Way, and the substantial increase in revenue during his tenure, which was more than double.

"He has overseen the negotiation of many of our major commercial deals which underpin the funding of the game in New Zealand and has the respect of all our stakeholders, whether they are commercial partners, governments or within the rugby community in New Zealand and around the world.

"He will have an ongoing role as a director of Rugby World Cup, and we expect to see him involved with the development of rugby in our Asia-Pacific and North America regions.

"With the international rugby landscape set to change, the recruitment process for a new head coach of the All Blacks underway, two teams preparing for Olympic Games, and preparation for New Zealand to host the Women's Rugby World Cup, it is an exciting time for New Zealand Rugby.

"We will immediately begin our search for a new chief executive, and Steve has kindly agreed to stay on until a replacement has been found and settled in.

"I want to thank Steve for his extraordinary leadership of rugby both in New Zealand and on the international stage. My hope is that his skills will not be lost to rugby altogether," Impey said.

All Blacks Head Coach Steve Hansen said: "Firstly, I'd like to acknowledge what a fantastic contribution 'Tewy' has made to the game of rugby in New Zealand and globally, first with Canterbury and the Crusaders, and latterly with New Zealand Rugby and World Rugby.

"I don't think there has been a better sporting CEO in New Zealand sport, especially given the immense scrutiny and expectation he had in his role at New Zealand Rugby.

"On behalf of the All Blacks, I'd like to thank him for his unwavering support for the team and management. It's no coincidence that his time in the job has coincided with one of the most successful periods of All Blacks rugby. He'll be sadly missed by the entire team, who have always enjoyed his company, support and passion.

"Personally, I'd like to thank him for all the support and wisdom he has given me throughout a very long association. He gave me my first job as director of the Canterbury Rugby Academy and then various coaching roles following on from that. But he's been much more than just a great boss – he's been a very supportive friend – and I'm immensely proud to call him a mate.

"Finally, I'd like to wish Steve, Michele and their girls all the very best for the future. When it's all over, I look forward to sharing a quiet beer or two and reflecting on all the wonderful achievements in his career."


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:thumbup: Gets a lot of shit, but has done well in what is a massively difficult job.


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He's a smart man. :nod:

Getting out before the sanzaar soup can implodes

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"Under Steve's stewardship, New Zealand Rugby holds all four Rugby World Cups for both men's and women's Fifteens and Sevens teams, which is a remarkable achievement.


Yep, under Tew’s benevolent stewardship no one has ever had it so good. Back-to-back Senior Men’s WCs, six Junior Kids WCs, two Women’s WCs, two Sevens WCs, countless SR and RC titles, still never lost the Bledisloe. All this while maintaining a stay of financial execution every year.

If only measured by on field success it’s been an incomparable success. Dwindling attendances at provincial level, and the low it now at least stable attendances at the next level up are another story. How much a CEO is responsible for any of these things is highly debatable, of course


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He's a smart man. :nod:

Getting out before the sanzaar soup can implodes

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Impeccable timing. Whomever steps in next will no doubt feel the pinch from several directions


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It was very flattering of the chair except this comment

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I think it says a lot about Steve's character that while we both consider he still has much to contribute to the organisation, and in fact World Rugby, he has taken an unselfish look at what is best for the game in New Zealand.


Suggests he agrees he’s had his time. Also that Tew is now actively looking, not taking any time out.

Perhaps Tew accepted a new 2 year contract for SBW, and the chair said enough.

A bit worrying there’s no one who’s now actively focusing on 2020.


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It was very flattering of the chair except this comment

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I think it says a lot about Steve's character that while we both consider he still has much to contribute to the organisation, and in fact World Rugby, he has taken an unselfish look at what is best for the game in New Zealand.


Suggests he agrees he’s had his time. Also that Tew is now actively looking, not taking any time out.

Perhaps Tew accepted a new 2 year contract for SBW, and the chair said enough.

A bit worrying there’s no one who’s now actively focusing on 2020.

It's true that SBW would be a readymade replacement for Tew.

https://www.radiosport.co.nz/sport-news ... nt-degree/

I wonder whether he would sign a two year contract though.


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graham henry for CEO?


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Martin Sneddon?


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Martin Sneddon?

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Jason Momoa?


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If he is going to do it, it is good timing

Heard an interview with him earlier.

Means the new person gets a say in who the new coach is (Tew said he would not be involved) and gets to start with a fresh palate and no baggage.

My vote goes to Henry or Sneddon. (A tad more Sneddon). Both would do a good job


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Oh yes!


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Raelene Castle.



Yeah nah David Moffett


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If he is going to do it, it is good timing

Heard an interview with him earlier.

Means the new person gets a say in who the new coach is (Tew said he would not be involved) and gets to start with a fresh palate and no baggage.

My vote goes to Henry or Sneddon. (A tad more Sneddon). Both would do a good job


Graham Henry is 73 in 3 days time and would have zero compulsion to get back into work, let alone such a hugely pivotal and heavy role. He also doesn’t have the business acumen to do the job justice, were age even on his side.

What a stupid suggestion. But I keep forgetting you’re that dipshit, The Mighty All Blacks.


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If he is going to do it, it is good timing

Heard an interview with him earlier.

Means the new person gets a say in who the new coach is (Tew said he would not be involved) and gets to start with a fresh palate and no baggage.

My vote goes to Henry or Sneddon. (A tad more Sneddon). Both would do a good job


Graham Henry is 73 in 3 days time and would have zero compulsion to get back into work, let alone such a hugely pivotal and heavy role. He also doesn’t have the business acumen to do the job justice, were age even on his side.

What a stupid suggestion. But I keep forgetting you’re that dipshit, The Mighty All Blacks.


The age thing is a very valid point tbf

And you are my favourite poster to Bungle

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If he is going to do it, it is good timing

Heard an interview with him earlier.

Means the new person gets a say in who the new coach is (Tew said he would not be involved) and gets to start with a fresh palate and no baggage.

My vote goes to Henry or Sneddon. (A tad more Sneddon). Both would do a good job


Graham Henry is 73 in 3 days time and would have zero compulsion to get back into work, let alone such a hugely pivotal and heavy role. He also doesn’t have the business acumen to do the job justice, were age even on his side.

What a stupid suggestion. But I keep forgetting you’re that dipshit, The Mighty All Blacks.

:lol: :lol:


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:lol: :lol: he just lunged in to that anger. He suffers no fools.

Got me wondering who claims the title for the angriest kiwi poster. Bungle and RuggaBugga must be up there.


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Hamish Riach, keep that Crusaders machine rolling.


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Excellent call that - proven record (rugby and business brain)


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Got to say Tew has done a great job since taking over and both the All Blacks and the rest of our rugby are much better off because of him. Not perfect but a lot better than all the crap that preceded him.


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Got to say Tew has done a great job since taking over and both the All Blacks and the rest of our rugby are much better off because of him. Not perfect but a lot better than all the crap that preceded him.


All blacks are great but what about the tiers beneath?


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Got to say Tew has done a great job since taking over and both the All Blacks and the rest of our rugby are much better off because of him. Not perfect but a lot better than all the crap that preceded him.


All blacks are great but what about the tiers beneath?


It’s a relevant point. How much of the decline of both interest in and engagement with Soup and provincial rugby can be put down to Tew and his minions, and how much is just the inevitability of professionalism and market forces?

I’d say decisions made at Tew’s level - signing off on bogus marketing campaigns, allowing SR sides to become a mere feeder team for the ABs (a problem that predates Tew but has only increased in his tenure), allowing the farcical short-sightedness of SANZAARs ideas to continue) have not been exactly stellar. Allowing the ABs to become the only game in town has certainly been a double-edged sword.


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:lol: :lol: he just lunged in to that anger. He suffers no fools.

Got me wondering who claims the title for the angriest kiwi poster. Bungle and RuggaBugga must be up there.


Here's another who keeps forgetting Dark is the former inane poster The Might All Blacks.


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Got to say Tew has done a great job since taking over and both the All Blacks and the rest of our rugby are much better off because of him. Not perfect but a lot better than all the crap that preceded him.


All blacks are great but what about the tiers beneath?


It’s a relevant point. How much of the decline of both interest in and engagement with Soup and provincial rugby can be put down to Tew and his minions, and how much is just the inevitability of professionalism and market forces?

I’d say decisions made at Tew’s level - signing off on bogus marketing campaigns, allowing SR sides to become a mere feeder team for the ABs (a problem that predates Tew but has only increased in his tenure), allowing the farcical short-sightedness of SANZAARs ideas to continue) have not been exactly stellar. Allowing the ABs to become the only game in town has certainly been a double-edged sword.


All of these are valid points.

A lot of the SANZAARs decisions can't be solely placed at Tew's feet with the incompetence and self interest of the other partners. Remember the last lot got stripped of hosting a world cup and the unions were barley talking to each other.

We now have a more inclusive system that is continuously producing a high level of talent. Coaches working together to help develop players for their career not just the club side they play for. People may not like the enforced breaks our AB's need to have but I've always preferred to watch the AB's play so am bias there (not hard when your a Canes fan). His idea to have less teams in the NPC I believed would of strengthened that competition as apposed to the weird format it is now!


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I've been a huge critic of Steve Tew on this forum over the years, arguably his biggest critic, but I think overall he's done a good job as CEO. NZR has been dominant on the field for many years, and solvent off the field. It's easy to point to one or two things that aren't going brilliantly and blame Steve Tew for them, but many of these things are out of his control. He's been a conservative but capable CEO who has led and run a very tight and high-functioning organisation. That's what his job is.

Many of the big decisions that have impacted NZR, such as the decision to expand SR or move to conferences, were made at board level. And his job was simply to enact the will of the board. And whilst SR is not in great shape, it's still a very entertaining product and the teams are still very strong given how much less they can afford to pay players in a competitive global player market. If the Crusaders had the spending power of Toulon or Saracens, we wouldn't even be talking about 'easy rugby'.

As much as some posters gripe about perceived weaknesses of Super Rugby, the reality is that New Zealand Rugby lives and dies on the fortunes of the All Blacks. When the All Blacks are strong, NZ Rugby is strong. And for most of Steve Tew's tenure the AB's have been entirely dominant. This despite NZR operating off a player budget that is smaller than some T14 clubs.

And for all the negativity that surrounds Super Rugby, not all of which is justified IMO, NZR deserve credit for how they have managed provincial Rugby. I wasn't a fan of the 14 team, mixed division format when it first emerged, but it has worked. By all rights, in today's highly professional age, the Mitre 10 Cup shouldn't really exist. It's semi-professional at best. But it does and it's thriving. Even smaller provinces are running profits if they are well run, and the product is bloody entertaining to watch.

So I am happy to eat a small piece of humble pie, concede that Steve Tew has done a good job, and wish him all the best for the future :thumbup:


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You are an evil, evil person :lol:


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No thanks. I still won't forgive him for Tuffey and Porngate.


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I've been a huge critic of Steve Tew on this forum over the years, arguably his biggest critic, but I think overall he's done a good job as CEO. NZR has been dominant on the field for many years, and solvent off the field. It's easy to point to one or two things that aren't going brilliantly and blame Steve Tew for them, but many of these things are out of his control. He's been a conservative but capable CEO who has led and run a very tight and high-functioning organisation. That's what his job is.

Many of the big decisions that have impacted NZR, such as the decision to expand SR or move to conferences, were made at board level. And his job was simply to enact the will of the board. And whilst SR is not in great shape, it's still a very entertaining product and the teams are still very strong given how much less they can afford to pay players in a competitive global player market. If the Crusaders had the spending power of Toulon or Saracens, we wouldn't even be talking about 'easy rugby'.

As much as some posters gripe about perceived weaknesses of Super Rugby, the reality is that New Zealand Rugby lives and dies on the fortunes of the All Blacks. When the All Blacks are strong, NZ Rugby is strong. And for most of Steve Tew's tenure the AB's have been entirely dominant. This despite NZR operating off a player budget that is smaller than some T14 clubs.

And for all the negativity that surrounds Super Rugby, not all of which is justified IMO, NZR deserve credit for how they have managed provincial Rugby. I wasn't a fan of the 14 team, mixed division format when it first emerged, but it has worked. By all rights, in today's highly professional age, the Mitre 10 Cup shouldn't really exist. It's semi-professional at best. But it does and it's thriving. Even smaller provinces are running profits if they are well run, and the product is bloody entertaining to watch.

So I am happy to eat a small piece of humble pie, concede that Steve Tew has done a good job, and wish him all the best for the future :thumbup:


Good post. :thumbup:

Was your main gripe the fact he favoured Graham Henry and Steve Hansen over Robbie Deans?


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:lol: :lol: he just lunged in to that anger. He suffers no fools.

Got me wondering who claims the title for the angriest kiwi poster. Bungle and RuggaBugga must be up there.



Even a 'nothing poster' like me has been on the receiving end of a couple of RuggaBugga outbursts. :lol:


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Yep, under Tew’s benevolent stewardship no one has ever had it so good. Back-to-back Senior Men’s WCs, six Junior Kids WCs, two Women’s WCs, two Sevens WCs, countless SR and RC titles, still never lost the Bledisloe. All this while maintaining a stay of financial execution every year.

If only measured by on field success it’s been an incomparable success. Dwindling attendances at provincial level, and the low it now at least stable attendances at the next level up are another story. How much a CEO is responsible for any of these things is highly debatable, of course


Yes indeed, but a few people are going to fall on their swords in the wake of the down spiral of the Super rugby concept. Not sure if Tew is one of them, TBH. Did he push the failed expansions and the failed conference concept?


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He already has the most prized role in NZ leadership, CEO of the Ashburton District Council.


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But there's much more to this job than mixing with the suit and tie brigade. The CEO will need to understand what rugby means to the public, and be willing to connect with those involved in the provincial and amateur arms of the sport.

This plum job isn't for the faint hearted.


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Got to say Tew has done a great job since taking over and both the All Blacks and the rest of our rugby are much better off because of him. Not perfect but a lot better than all the crap that preceded him.


All blacks are great but what about the tiers beneath?


It’s a relevant point. How much of the decline of both interest in and engagement with Soup and provincial rugby can be put down to Tew and his minions, and how much is just the inevitability of professionalism and market forces?

I’d say decisions made at Tew’s level - signing off on bogus marketing campaigns, allowing SR sides to become a mere feeder team for the ABs (a problem that predates Tew but has only increased in his tenure), allowing the farcical short-sightedness of SANZAARs ideas to continue) have not been exactly stellar. Allowing the ABs to become the only game in town has certainly been a double-edged sword.


An interesting and valid viewpoint.

Mine is that 90% of the profit is generated by less than .1% of the players of the game. Therefore the most important task is to protect those .1% of the players, or more importantly, protect the income they generate.|

The soup sides are feeder squads and there is nothing we can say or do to change that. What Tew has done is to make professional rugby as a whole in NZ as good as it can be, given that he had only some voting power at SANZAAR level.
The lower tiers from Soup down were going to suffer for membership (crowds/players) simply because society is changing - businesses open more hours and therefore need more staff on board (and then people need to go shopping etc when games are on). No country isn't going to struggle in that environment.

Going back to Tew and his decision to go with Sanzaar's ideas - I go back to my first point about profit. Aussie weren't going to split at that point and we couldn't go it alone; we were simply outvoted and had to go along with it. However, I think we are in good shape to cope with changes in the future and the decision to go back to a Super 14 round-robin will help it further.

We're fine.

(I have heard that we have more money in the bank than 10 years ago - is that correct?)


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:lol: :lol: he just lunged in to that anger. He suffers no fools.

Got me wondering who claims the title for the angriest kiwi poster. Bungle and RuggaBugga must be up there.

What ever happened to Indomite?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:45 pm 
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the decision to go back to a Super 14 round-robin will help it further.

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