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  • Bulldogs CEO Castle To Take The Reins At Rugby Australia

    Raelene Castle has been appointed Rugby Australia CEO replacing Bill Pulver and will start in January. The former Canbterbury Bulldogs CEO said she would begin her tenure by 'taking a breath' and building on the bonds she already has with many of the game's major stakeholders. "The first priority is to take a breath," she said. "It's been a very big year, it's been a challenging year and this is about some stability moving forward, but it's about building the relationships and building strong re...

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  • Northern Rock extend Newcastle deal

    Northern Rock has extended their sponsorship of the NewCastle Falcons with a new three-year deal. This will take the company’s partnership with the Falcons past the ten-year mark, making it the longest unbroken main sponsorship in the English Premiership. Northern Rock's logo will appear on the front of the Falcons' new Nike shirt, having signed a three-year kit deal with the sportswear company. Commercial Director Mick Hogan said: "Northern Rock has provided magnificent support to the Falcons...

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  • Doncaster To Share Keepmoat If Promoted

    Doncaster will play home games at the Keepmoat Stadium next season if they are promoted to the Premiership while temporary facilities are installed at Castle Park to meet the Minimum Standards Criteria (MSC). The Knights lead Yorkshire Carnegie 30-17 after the first leg of their Championship play-off semi-final with the second leg at Castle Park to come this weekend. If they do earn promotion, then the criteria set out by the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and Professional Game Board (PGB) state tha...

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  • Carlsberg To Sponsor Doncaster Knights

    Carlsberg has struck a deal to become the principal shirt sponsor of ambitious SSE National League 1 side Doncaster Knights for the forthcoming season. The brand, which owns Tetley’s brewery in nearby Leeds, has extended its pouring rights deal at Castle Park for a further four years as well as signing the agreement to have its branding on the front of all shirts and Gary Puckering says it is a good move for the firm. “This builds on our long-standing relationship with the club at Castle Par...

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  • September Launch For Doncaster Academy

    Doncaster Knights have revealed plans for a new academy partnership with Doncaster College and University Centre, to launch in September 2015. From later in the year, the most talented rugby players enrolling on courses at Doncaster College’s new Academy of Sport will have a clear pathway to the Doncaster set-up. Academy of Sport players will complete all their rugby activity at Castle Park with access to the wide range of professional facilities at the club. The two academy sides will be coac...

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  • RFL Between A Rock And A Hard Place Over Odsal

    The RFL are between a Rock and a hard place over the terms of the sale of Bradford Bulls. The governing body have the duty to approve new investors coming forward and to negotiate the terms for lease or purchase of the Bulls’ home ground, Odsal which was purchased by the RFL at a time of previous financial difficulty for the club. The Bradford Telegraph & Argus has reported that the sole remaining bid for the Bulls involves former New Zealand and Wigan coach Graham Lowe and former Kiwis ch...

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  • Doncaster Secure 2015 Rugby World Cup Funding

    Castle Park, the home of Doncaster Knights, has been chosen as a Lead Up and Legacy Centre for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, earning the National League 1 club a grant of £50,000 from the RFU. The grant is being used by the club to install new floodlights at Castle Park on two of the subsidiary pitches used by the club’s Mini and Junior section and Doncaster Phoenix. Work has begun on the installation and is expected to be complete by the end of the current season. The RFU has committed to a £1...

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  • Newcastle Buy Back Kingston Park

    NewCastle Rugby has confirmed that it has bought back Kingston Park after selling the ground to Northern Rock in 2007. The company, which owns both NewCastle Falcons and NewCastle Thunder, has purchased the freehold of Kingston Park from Northumbria University – the university bought the stadium from Northern Rock in 2008. Northumbria's men's and women's rugby union and rugby league teams will still train and play games at Kingston Park over the next 10 years after it was agreed that the two p...

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  • Korero win Edinburgh account

    After a significant restructure of its commercial operations and management team, Edinburgh rugby club has appointed an outside agency, Korero, to drive its marketing communications. Korero, a specialist integrated brand communications agency for the sporting industry, have been charged with developing a new corporate identity and introducing a range of new marketing and branding initiatives. Edinburgh’s branding campaign will be to communicate a “Your Game, Your Club” message across vario...

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  • Edinburgh - A case history

    When the Edinburgh franchise was taken over by the Scottish Rugby Union in 2007, Korero were brought in to help new chief executive Nic Cartwright revitalise the club. Because of the turbulent history of the Scottish professional rugby union clubs, Garth and his team faced a tough challenge, particularly as they had just six weeks to the start of the season to get the project underway. “There was a lot of animosity in the community,” recalls Garth. “Basically there was very little support...

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