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  • SRU And BT Extend To 2021

    Scottish Rugby has extended its partnership with global communications and broadcast company BT for a further three years to 2021. The new deal, which begins in June 2018, maintains BT’s position as principal partner for Scottish Rugby and continues its investment. The initial four-year agreement, unveiled in May 2014 was said to be worth £20m. BT retains the naming rights to Scotland’s largest sporting stadium, BT Murrayfield, alongside its role as principal partner of the Scotland nationa...

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  • BT Sport Snaps Up Scotland’s Warm-Up Matches

    BT Sport has won the rights to Scotland’s warm-up matches in preparation for their 2015 Rugby World Cup campaign. The games against Italy at Stadio Olimpico on Saturday 22 August and against the same opposition at Murrayfield a week later as well as the match against France on Saturday 5 September will be shown live on BT Sport. The away fixture against Ireland is already being broadcast on Sky Sports. BT signed a deal to become the Scottish national team’s principal shirt sponsor back in Ap...

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  • Scottish Rugby Rolls Out Sponsorship Partners

    Scottish Rugby has announced three sponsorship partnerships in the last week, with News UK, Dove Men+Care and AG Barr all agreeing new deals. A new three-year tie-up with News UK’s Scottish titles – The Scottish Sun, The Times Scotland and The Sunday Times Scotland – followed extensions to agreements with Unilever’s Dove Men+Care and drinks manufacturer AG Barr. News UK’s titles were announced as the official newspaper partners of Scottish Rugby in a similar long-standing arrangement...

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  • Ian Robertson To Retire After 46 Years Of BBC

    Former Scotland fly-half and legendary BBC radio commentator Ian Robertson has announced he is to retire at the end of this year, after 46 years as sports commentator for the broadcaster. His final commentary for the BBC will be during the Autumn Internationals later this year. Next week Robertson will commentate on Scotland v England in the Six Nations for BBC Radio 5 live at Murrayfield – exactly 50 years after he made his international debut on the same ground and in the same fixture in the...

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  • BBC Ties Up Scotland’s Autumn Internationals

    ... Murrayfield to a wide audience throughout the UK and is appreciated by supporters.” This year’s autumn internationals against South Africa and Australia will be shown on BBC One and BBC Two respectively, with the match against Japan appearing on BBC Scotland and via the red button in the rest of the UK, and BBC Sport director Barbara Slater is pleased to have sealed the contract for a further two years as well. “We’re very pleased to be continuing our valued relationship with Scottish...

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  • Whitehaven Unable to Host World Cup Match

    Rugby League World Cup 2013 have announced today that the Scotland v Tonga and Scotland v Italy matches will no longer take place in Whitehaven. Copeland Borough Council are no longer able to guarantee the building of Pow Beck Stadium, within the timeframe required by the tournament. Sally Bolton RLWC2013 general manager said “When selecting Copeland as a host RLWC2013’s selection committee were very supportive of the idea of building a new stadium in Whitehaven as a way of growing the game...

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  • New Funding Needed For Raeburn Place Project

    ... required to start the project. The Raeburn Place Foundation (RPF) had hoped to start building new facilities at the home of The Edinburgh Academicals this summer but it is still £4m short of the £7.7m needed to begin the redevelopment, according to BBC Scotland.  A new start date has been set for next May and RPF has appointed consultancy Bruce Tait Associates (BTA) to lead its fundraising efforts on an interim basis. RPF chairman David Newlands said: "They are recognised leaders in the fi...

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  • First Time Over £40M Turnover For SRU

    The BBC have reported that the SRU, the governing body for rugby union in Scotland, has posted its highest ever turnover of £40m last year.  Ticket sales increased as a record attendance total of more than 600,000 people passed through the turnstiles for international, professional and club matches across the 2013/14 season. Glasgow Warriors reported average gates up by 29 per cent on the previous year. In the past year, the organisation has added Famous Grouse, Unilever, Tennent Caledonian Br...

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  • Sky Bag Rights To Ireland RWC Warm-Ups

    Sky Sports will broadcast at least three out of Ireland's four Rugby World Cup warm-up fixtures after securing exclusive broadcast rights. Ireland will play Wales twice (home and away) as well as one-off fixtures against England at Twickenham and Scotland in Dublin in the lead up to the tournament. And Sky has acquired the rights to the Scotland game and the second of the clashes with Wales, having already secured full rights to all England games outside of the Six Nations. Irish national broadc...

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  • QBE Invest Further Into Rugby Union With Glasgow

    Business insurance specialist QBE has signed a one-year sponsorship deal with Scottish rugby union club Glasgow Warriors.Sports Pro Media have reported the deal to be worth £46,000. The QBE logo will appear on the back of Glasgow's playing shirts during the team's games in the RaboDirect PRO12 and Heineken Cup.Glasgow Warriors chief executive, Kenny Baillie, said, "We’re thrilled to announce a leading brand like QBE as a Glasgow Warriors sponsor. We’re delighted they have recognised the m...

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