On Wednesday, Steve Tew announced he would be stepping down as New Zealand Rugby's chief executive at the end of the year, bringing down the curtain on a 25-year career in rugby administration. Rugby writers Gregor Paul and Patrick McKendry run the rule over Tew's 12 years in one of the hottest seats in the game.

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The strength of NZR's balance sheet is Tew's legacy. Around the world the major unions are all struggling – even England, forever seen as having an endless pit of money, are making huge budget cuts as they come to terms with

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