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  • Wolfpack Ensure Home Exposure With Game TV

    ... 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 households the opportunity to tune in and support Canada's first and only professional rugby league franchise. "GameTV is positioned to be a powerhouse in Canadian sport and we are excited to be able to be a part of this fantastic platf...

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  • Cudmore Takes Concussion To Court

    Former Canadian international, Jamie Cudmore has called former club Clermont to face summary court proceedings over being forced to play despite displaying what could have been symptoms of concussion. Cudmore, who played for the current Top 14 champions from 2005-16, has asked for medical expertise to decide if he was the victim of two concussions and if he was fit to go back on to the pitch. “Mr Cudmore wanted to wait until the Top 14 final had taken place before acting,” said his lawyers i...

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  • RFL First To Transatlantic League With Introduction Of Toronto Wolfpack

    The Rugby Football League (RFL) has broken new ground to be the first major sports league to introduce regular transatlantic fixtures to an elite club competition. The governing body has confirmed that a Canadian team, Toronto Wolfpack, will join Kingstone Press League 1 next season. The new team have also been invited to participate in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup, which celebrates its 120th anniversary next season. Toronto Wolfpack will play home and away fixtures in four or five-match ‘blo...

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  • Vancouver Secures World Sevens Series Leg

    World Rugby have announced that Vancouver will join the World Sevens Series in 2015/16 as teams finalise preparations for the Olympic Games. The Canadian city will become the 10th stop of the 2015/16 series and will likely follow the Las Vegas event, which has typically taken place in February. The tournament will be held indoors at the BC Place stadium. The Vancouver tournament will expand the series to 10 tournaments, though World Rugby is expected to announce a rejigging of the venues next mo...

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  • Vancouver Sevens Bid Gathers Pace

    ... 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 meetings there last October. The title sponsor of the tournament HSBC also runs its Canadian operation from the city and many local businesses and sports companies are said to be interested in getting involved. Ally this to the progress of both the Canadian men’s and women’s sevens teams on the field last season and there wo...

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  • Adidas To End Kit Deal With Lions

    ... as kit suppliers and the company has been forced to reevaluate some of its other partnerships, with tennis star Andy Murray at risk as well as the Lions. American firm Under Armour, which was founded in 1996 and currently supplies kit to the Welsh, Canadian and Georgian national teams, are reportedly the favourites to secure the Lions kit deal, with Canterbury also thought to be in the running.  The Times' rugby correspondent Alex Lowe has reported that the bidding process, while now open...

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  • US Pro League Gets Go Ahead

    ... organisation behind the new league, has revealed that the competition will initially be contested by six teams from “major metropolitan areas in the north-east, the Rocky Mountains and California” and each will play 10 fixtures between April and July. Canadian teams are also set to join the league in 2017 and, while the first six teams are yet to be confirmed, Sacramento, San Francisco, Denver and Philadelphia have all been mentioned. Other details such as broadcast plans and sponsors also...

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  • USA PRO Rugby Rosters Announced

    ... from announcing all of its imported talent. Some coaches have also been announced. Please click the link below to see the rosters on the FB feed: PRO Rugby FB page The original intention was to launch with six US-based teams with the addition of further Canadian teams in 2017. Other details such as broadcast plans and sponsors also remain unclear but the competition has been sanctioned by USA Rugby and World Rugby and USA Rugby chairman Bob Latham says the time is right to launch the league. Fo...

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  • Who Is The Mediator In The Heineken Cup Dispute?

    ... their own European competition after Aviva Premiership boss Mark McCafferty proclaimed: “We know where we’re going and it’s not with ERC.” However, in a last gasp attempt to resolve the matter the organisers of the Heineken Cup have appointed Canadian lawyer Graeme Mew as mediator to try to bring the clubs back to the negotiating table. Running Rugby takes a look at the man armed with the responsibility of saving the Heineken Cup. Graeme Mew was born in 1959 and resides in both Toronto...

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  • Canada-Based Team Seek To Join Championship 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. "The consortium delivered a presentation to the Championship clubs at a meeting in Leeds, on Wednesday, which was well-received by the club represen...

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