Talk Money: November 2, 2015

  • 02/11/2015
(Paul Henry)
(Paul Henry)

The 2015 Rugby World Cup (RWC) has been a massive success for the All Blacks and New Zealand, but it's also been a big win for the organisers.

The event has generated a profit of $365 million, from television revenue and ticket sales.

The profits are distributed among the various RWC nations to grow the game. There are now just over seven million people playing rugby globally – twice the number that was playing six years ago.

But around half of that goes to nine of the top nations.

The All Blacks will each receive a $150,000 bonus for winning the World Cup. That is $50,000 more than each player was paid four years ago when they won the RWC.

'The final was also a financial windfall for punters who backed the All Blacks, including one person who bet $400,000 on the All Blacks. That person has made $140,000 on their bet.

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