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  • Wolfpack Fly With Air Transat

    ... Air Transat will feature on the front and back of the Toronto Wolfpack home and away kits. The partnership will also see signage at both Manchester Airport and at the Lamport Stadium in Toronto, along with advertisements on all Wolfpack broadcasts in Canada (online and TV) highlighting the sponsorship and travel opportunities. Genevieve LeBrun, vice-president marketing at Transat Tours Canada said "Air Transat is proud and thrilled to be associated with the Toronto Wolfpack as its partner airli...

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  • USA & Canada To Host RLWC 2025

    ... RLIF Congress have endorsed the board's recommendation at their AGM in Liverpool last week. RLIF chairman Nigel Wood commented: "The award of the 2025 World Cup to North America is a historic moment in the global development of Rugby League. The USA and Canada provides world class stadia allied to a significant multi-cultural population which made the bid so persuasive. “It is exciting that our sport is expanding into a new destination for our premier event, the World Cup and we will work wit...

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  • Women's Sevens Host Cities Announced

    The International Rugby Board (IRB) has confirmed that Canada and England are the latest countries to join the list of Women's Sevens World Series hosts. The Westhillls Stadium in Langford, British Columbia and both The Stoop and Twickenham Stadium in London will host rounds four and five respectively of the six-round series. Following the format of the last two seasons, the 2014/15 series will kick off in Dubai in December alongside the men’s series, before heading to São Paulo in Brazil, ju...

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  • RLIF Reviews International Eligibility

    ... sport and the desire to ensure that the top players in each nation are eligible to represent their country in international football. The board looks forward to receiving the detailed recommendations in the near future." In other international news, Canada, Jamaica and the United States have unveiled a new tournament. The Rugby League Americas Cup will see the trio play each other to determine the champions of the region at venues in Philadelphia and Toronto. USARL chairman Peter Illfield com...

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  • Canada-Based Team Seek To Join Championship One

    The Rugby Football League has received an application from Rugby League Canada to enter a team based in Toronto into the Kingstone Press League One competition from the 2016 season. Their proposal, which includes an offer to sponsor the competition as a whole, was put forward at a meeting of Championship clubs in Leeds last Wednesday. An RFL spokesman said: "We have received an application from a Canadian consortium to enter a team into League 1 [the current Championship 1] in the 2016 season. "...

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  • Wolfpack Team Up With CBC Sports For Digital Broadcasts

    ... Wolfpack have confirmed that CBC Sports will be their digital broadcast partner, showing all of the team’s league matches for the 2017 season. All matches will be available live and on demand at cbcsports.ca as well as on the CBC Sports app within Canada. Toronto Wolfpack CEO Eric Perez had this to say on the announcement: “We are excited to have Canada’s national public broadcaster aboard for our inaugural season. The future of television includes online content and CBC Sports has embrac...

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  • Wolfpack Ensure Home Exposure With Game TV

    Toronto Wolfpack have ensured national exposure at home with all their Kingstone Press League 1 matches now to be broadcast in Canada on Game TV, a cable channel that is available in more than nine million homes in the country. Toronto struck a deal in November with subscription channel Premier Sports for all their league matches to be shown live in the UK and last week announced a similar deal with GameTV. Wolfpack chief executive Eric Perez said: "This will allow millions of Canadian household...

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  • World Cup Organisers Set Out Plan For England 2021

    ... this week. "One of the things we made a point of saying after 2013 was that before a ball is kicked in the 2017 World Cup, we'd make known where the World Cup would be played in 2021 and indeed in 2025." The World Cup in 2025 will be played in USA and Canada. The number of venues for 2021 will be increased from the initial plan of 12 to 14, all with a minimum capacity of 12,000, and 80 per cent of matches will held in the game's traditional northern heartland. England 2021 will also stage women...

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  • Tourism Ireland Exploit Women's RWC

    ... looking to leverage the tourism benefits of the Women’s Rugby World Cup over the coming weeks – spreading the word through its promotions around the world in key rugby-loving countries, including Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, France, Japan, Canada and the United States. In France, Tourism Ireland will partner with Midi Olympique – a bi-weekly rugby newspaper with about 100,000 readers – and its website, Rugbyrama.fr. An eight-page article about Ireland will run in the 9 August...

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  • Vancouver Sevens Bid Gathers Pace

    Following the announcement that 17 nations have submitted tender documents to host a round of the Sevens World Series in 2015/16, speculation is mounting that Canada’s bid to host a leg of the tournament in Vancouver could be successful. In a blog post by Patrick Johnston for The Province website, the virtues of Canada’s bid are extolled via the suggestion that the International Rugby Board (IRB) are significant impressed by the city of Vancouver, having hosted its council and executive meet...

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