A noted " star " less for Sup- par Rugby next year certainly is a bad thing.A 32 year old player getting a retirement payout? Really? That's the best you have got?
If anything, it shows you can stay and play in NZ until you are past it, then go for a payday overseas... and you think this is a bad thing?
Rugby league players are good to mid 30's, so a Rugby player can nudge 40.
Going to a Superior Rugby comp is retirement?