22 Apr 2009

Maori coach disappointed

7:29 am on 22 April 2009

The coach of the New Zealand Maori rugby team says it's a real shame the proposed international against the world champion Springboks has been axed, after the South African Rugby Union were unable to find a sponsor to cover the costs of the fixture.

Donny Stevenson says while he accepts that money is tight, he had hoped a collective desire from both parties would be enough to see the game go ahead.