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  • `Salary cap is a waste of time` - French club boss

    A packed house on the opening day of Rugby Expo is told that salary caps are not fulfilling their purpose of reining in player wage inflation.Simon Gillham, vice president of former Heineken Cup winners Brive, says that despite a relatively generous ceiling of €6.5million (£5.2m) - Aviva Premiership clubs have to operate within a yearly £4.5m, incorporating Academy credits - Top 14 Orange sides are managing, he claims, to spend more. “The salary cap is a waste of time,” Gillham argues. ...

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  • Cardiff Blues Threaten To Leave Arms Park

    ... would attract international sporting events to the city, such as ATP tennis, boxing or basketball games. The six sites identified actually included the Arms Park, with the others being Dumballs Road, Cardiff Prison, Red Dragon Centre, County Hall and Callaghan Square. The problem may be resolved quickly. It would seem to be no coincidence that such a public statement was made in the week that CAC hold their AGM in order to put pressure on at a key time. See also... Blues Looking To Re-Shape Arm...

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  • New LED Screens Installed At Twickenham

    Two new 169-Square-metre LED screens have been installed at Twickenham Stadium, allowing space for new seats to be added ahead of the 2014 autumn internationals in November as well. Installed and suspended off the stadium roof in the north and south stands, the 13HD pixel displays will have the ability to show live video and instant replays, as well as being able to divide into multiple sections to show a variety of statistics, game information, graphics and animations, with partner presence whi...

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  • Rugby Visitor Centre Planned For Limerick

    A €10m (£8.4m) high tech visitor centre completely dedicated to rugby is to be opened in Limerick. The digital interactive 30,000 Square foot exhibition space - for both Irish and international rugby fans - will open its doors in September 2019. Ireland and Munster legend, Paul O'Connell will head the advisory board of the new centre. The board will also include leading figures from the world of sport, business and tourism. "The objective of the visitor centre is to operate as a fitting tribu...

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  • 'Salford City Stadium': The Reds' New Home

    ‘The Willows’ has been the famous home of the Salford City Reds for 100 years. However in 2012, the Super League outfit will be leaving their historic ground to play in the brand new, £26million ‘Salford City Stadium’. The Salford City Stadium is based in Barton-upon-Irwell, 2.5miles away from ‘The Willows’ and is set to be able to hold 12,000, 9,500 of which will be fully covered seats. This is 7,500 more than The Willows, with potential to increase the capacity to 20,000 in the fu...

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  • Cotton Traders open Leicester store

    Cotton Traders and Leicester Tigers have opened the UK’s first-ever high street rugby club store. Cotton Traders founders Fran Cotton and Steve Smith and 90 guests officially opened the 1,900 Square foot outlet in Leicester, which represents a £150,000 investment for the company, and will stock a range of merchandise from both brands. The management and day-to-day running of the store will be the responsibility of Cotton Traders. Nick Hamblin, retail director at Cotton Traders, says, “Big n...

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  • Pitch Perfect in Towcester

    I had called in to Towcestrians Sports Club ‘on spec’ after visiting the town’s racecourse, my eyes drawn by the expanse of grass, the rugby posts and the sheer number of children seemingly enjoying their time in the sunshine. Pic Caption: Chris Spackman and John Woolley The rugby club has a proud record of achievements, with a number of their players moving on to play for Northampton Saints, with some achieving England honours. The first team now play national league rugby having gained p...

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  • Stadium Naming Rights : Halliwell Jones Remains; Craven Park Returns

    Hull Kingston Rovers’ KCOM Lightstream Stadium has been renamed as KCOM Craven Park midway through a five-year naming rights deal with KCOM while Warrington Wolves have renewed with Halliwell Jones to keep their stadium name until 2021. The new branding for Hull KR will still carry the name of stadium sponsors KCOM, but will acknowledge the ground’s rich heritage and history as Hull KR focuses on building a successful future and returning to the Super League. Hull KR’s head of commercial,...

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  • Twickenham East Stand To Get £53.5m Upgrade

    The Rugby Football Union (RFU) is set to shell out as much as £53.5 million on a redevelopment of the East Stand at Twickenham. The proposals still have to be approved by the RFU Council and go through planning and a consultation with the residents, which could take six to nine months, but work could begin next December according to The Telegraph. Plans have been drawn up by the engineering and development firm that designed Wembley Stadium, Mott MacDonald, and they would see 23,000 Square metr...

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  • Rugby Featured At Sponsorship Awards

    The UK Sponsorship Awards, run annually for the sponsorship industry in sports and the arts, is featuring two rugby union oriented awards in 2016 with a nod towards to hosting of the Rugby World Cup. A special award - Rugby World Cup 2015 – will celebrating the very best sponsorships of the event. And, in celebration of this year of rugby, the organisers are asking for recommendations for nominations and votes for the best rugby sponsorships of the last 10 years. The winner of the RWC Award wi...

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