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  • RWC 2015 Flagship Store Opens In London

    The flagship official retail store for the 2015 Rugby World Cup has opened its doors in London’s Oxford Street. The store is located in the London's busiest retail locations and follows the opening of a Covent Garden store earlier this year.  The Oxford Street locations is 2,100 square-feet store and will supply the complete Rugby World Cup 2015 range, including the iconic Webb Ellis Cup collection, the popular countries collection, the Rugby World Cup collection, 20 Unions range and the dual...

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  • StubHub And Viagogo Raided By CMA Officials

    ... “connections” at resale websites to gain advantage over genuine fans trying to get hold of tickets. The regulator, whose powers also allow it to obtain search warrants, raided StubHub’s office on Tottenham Court Road in London and Viagogo’s office on Cannon Street in early August after competitors, GetMeIn and Seatwave had already responded to “information notices”. Officials are understood to have seized data relating to StubHub’s “top seller” programme, which manages its re...

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  • Castleford CEO Gill Assaulted

    Steve Gill, chief executive at Castelford Tigers was attacked early last Friday on Bridge Street, Castleford, just hours after his team had soundly beaten Leeds Rhinos at home. A 58-year-old man was arrested in connection with the attack, but has since been released without charge. Local newspapers reported that Mr Gill, who has been recovering at home, thanked fans for their messages of support. He said: “On behalf of myself and my family I would like to thank everyone for their kind messages...

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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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  • 377 O2 Stores 'Wear The Rose'

    O2 is rebranding its 377 high Street stores with England Rugby's red rose as part of its campaign leading up to the Rugby World Cup in September. The mass store rebrand is the first time the O2 logo has been altered in such a way since the brand was founded in 2002 and it will see the ‘O’ from the logo replaced with England Rugby’s red rose, according to Campaign. This marks the latest phase in O2’s "wear the rose" campaign to support the England Rugby team in the upcoming tournament. O...

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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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  • New Brand Explosion Results from High Street's Demise

    In response to our article on replica shirts sales two weeks ago, Bill Newton one of the founders of KooGa and now an independent sports trade consultant, offered some pointers on the factors currently affecting the rugby replica kit market and the seeming proliferation of new brand suppliers in recent times: I think the main reason for the increase in "brands" in your survey (almost one for every elite club) is the decline in the number of traditional high Street, sports retailers who sell k...

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  • Macron Extends With Scotland Until 2021

    Scottish Rugby has agreed a four-year extension with its official kit supplier Macron that will see the Scotland national team wear its shirts until the end of June 2021. The new agreement is reported to show a substantial increase in Macron’s investment in Scottish Rugby - the original arrangement was announced in 2013 as a “multi-million pound deal” - although no financial details have been released. It sees the kit supply contract combine with Macron’s existing role as official retail...

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  • The Rugby Paper Launches In Scotland

    The Rugby Paper has recently launched in Scotland after starting in England and Wales back in 2008 and establishing itself as a best-selling rugby title. It is the only all rugby union Sunday newspaper covering the previous day’s matches from around the world featuring the Scottish national team to club sides in the RaboDirect Pro 12 and their Scottish feeder leagues and will be priced at £1.50. Regular columns from Gavin Hastings are planned and it will be available every Sunday in WHSmit...

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  • Ireland RL Sign Up McGettigan's As Title Sponsors

    Rugby League Ireland have announced a new title sponsorship by McGettigan’s for the 2015 season. This exclusive sponsorship agreement sees the McGettigan’s branding across all the teams involved in rugby league in Ireland from the domestic clubs, schools, students, State of Origin, wheelchair and Senior teams. It also sees rugby league coming to the Carlisle Grounds in Bray where the Student 4 Nations will be held. Rugby League Ireland director Richard Egan said: "RLI are delighted to announ...

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