Rugby Australia considers private equity after recording $27.1 million loss in coronavirus-hit 2020

Rugby Australia (RA) has recorded a net deficit of $27.1 million for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the governing body losing so much money it even considered reverting to amateur status.

The $45.7 million reduction in revenue was the key factor behind the huge loss, which was somewhat offset by $31.2 million in drastic cost-cutting measures.

Staff costs were reduced by $9.9 million (down 46 per cent), a $7.7 million reduction in player…

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