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  • Brown Named RLWC 2017 CEO

    ... League World Cup. His job will be to help plan and deliver a successful World Cup, which will be hosted jointly by Australia and New Zealand, and he has more than 20 years experience in the sporting sector to draw from, most recently as CEO of the Asian Football Confederation's 2015 Asian Cup Australia. That event, which involved 32 games in 23 days, attracted more than 650,000 fans – nearly double the anticipated crowd figure of the Rugby League World Cup. Prior to the Asian Cup, Brown was...

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  • First Punjabi And Urdu SL Radio Commentary

    ... Super League game between Huddersfield Giants and Hull FC will have a live commentary in Punjabi and Urdu – a UK first reports the Huddersfield Daily Examiner. Live coverage of the match tonight (March 2) will be broadcast on Radio Sangam, Kirklees’ Asian-dedicated radio station. The station and its parent company, Communities Together, aim to promote community cohesion and cross-cultural dialogue and understanding. Qaisar Mahmood, chief executive of Radio Sangam, said Asian attendance at...

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  • World Rugby Announces Sevens and U20s Media Partners

    ... partnership with RDA on a range of rugby projects, such as the World Club Sevens 2014 and USA Rugby’s 2014 series, including the historic visit of New Zealand to Soldier Field in Chicago to take on USA last November. Their rugby clients include the Asian Five Nations, Asian Sevens series, Japan TOP League and Japan national team. World Rugby head of commercial, marketing and broadcast Murray Barnett said: "After an extensive tendering process, it’s great to be able to announce RDA TV/IEC in...

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  • Eurosport Wins Asian Six Nations Rights

    Eurosport has signed a new deal to expand its rights and broadcast the 2017 Six Nations Championship to fans across Asia. The coverage, which will also be made available across Eurosport owner Discovery’s wider portfolio including the OTT platform Rugby Pass, will now reach new territories such as China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand. The deal includes a range of exclusive rights and live and delayed multiplatform coverage and Eurosport CEO Peter Hutton is pleased with the...

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  • IRB Announces Panel Members For ConfEx

    ... Rugby CEO Steve Tew will feature, alongside Head of Rugby World Cup Limited Alan Gilpin, Secretary General of Japan 2019 Akira Shimazu and RFU Chairman Bill Beaumont. With the 2015 Rugby World Cup around the corner and Japan preparing to be the first Asian host of the tournament in 2019, the panel will discuss the importance of planning, innovation, delivery and legacy on past and future Rugby World Cups. Please click here to read more about the World Rugby ConfEx 2104......

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  • Six Nations Audience 18% Up So Far

    ... reported to be continuing to experience growth. While the official app has all-times downloads and updates just shy of 4 million, while the introduction of a Fantasy game has seen record page views on the official website. See also... Eurosport Wins Asian 6N Rights Six Nations Finale Attracts Peak Audience Of Over 9M Eight Million Tune In For England V Ireland Broadcasters Post Promising 6N Figures Broadcasters Ready For Six Nations Battle Rugby Dominates Irish TV Ratings in 2015 Rugby Dominate...

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  • RFL To Launch Women's Super League

    ... men’s Super League outfits, although the players will remain amateur. The move has the backing of Sport England, which last week announced a grant of £10.75m over the next four years to the RFL to aid attempts to attract more women, as well as black, Asian and minority ethnic players into the game after it was revealed that 93 percent of the current total of 95,000 are male. The Sport England funding represents a 38% deduction from the previous four-year cycle, when the Rugby Football League...

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  • Super Rugby Expansion Plans On The Horizon

    ... matches against New Zealand sides to five. Significant changes would be made in South Africa with their six teams, including the recalled Southern Kings, put in two pools with a new Argentine team and a final side, which the ARU hopes will be based in the Asian market. Those two four-team conferences, including an overseas expansion team in each, will only face one of the two AustralAsian conferences each year, which reduces fears of an increase in travel.Pulver said: "It's likely to be a four...

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  • RFU And PRL Take Project Rugby To Under-Represented Communities

    England Rugby and Premiership Rugby have joined forces to launch Project Rugby, a grassroots project designed to increase participation in under-represented communities. Project Rugby will specifically engage black, Asian & minority ethnic people, as well as those from from low socio-economic backgrounds and disabled people, aged 14-24. The project aims to reach over 12,000 participants by next summer by providing accessible opportunities to play rugby, in over 200 community locations across...

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  • World Rugby Entrusts IMG With Licensing Programme Until 2023

    ... the World Rugby brand, a Hall of Fame memorabilia program and electronic and mobile games. IMG’s offices in London, Paris and Tokyo will also develop an extensive licensing program that will aim to capture the excitement of the tournament’s first Asian edition. “The global licensing program plays an important role in fan engagement, enabling fans of all ages to connect to World Rugby through our major properties,” says Brett Gosper, chief executive, World Rugby. “With Rugby World Cup...

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