Celtic League

  • Celtic stadium proposals

    Super League newcomers Celtic Crusaders have submitted plans to Bridgend County Borough Council for a new state-of-the-art stadium. Proposals for a 15,000-capacity venue at Island Farm, Bridgend, include bars, corporate hospitality and conference suites, educational, recreational and community facilities, media suites and offices and a large indoor training facility. Crusaders chief executive David Thompson said: "The Crusaders are now playing at the elite level in the UK and we are committed to...

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  • Rabo Direct Take Early Exit

    Pro12 Rugby will be looking for a new sponsor for 2014-15 season as RaboDirect bank are to end their sponsorship League at the end of this season - three years into a four year deal. RaboDirect have stated their "key business objectives have been achieved." RaboDirect's main focus is on Ireland, and as such the organisation has decided to focus on sponsorship within Ireland. Celtic Rugby are now in search of a third sponsor since 2006 (Rabo followed cider brand Magners two years ago). Tim Bickne...

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  • New FIR Agreement Confirmed

    ... fee it paid to have two franchises in the League. Gavazzi: "The €3million fee has been reduced to less than a third... it's a huge victory." Bennetton Treviso, one of the two existing franchises, announced last month they would be pulling out of the Celtic League and taking part in a domestic competition next season. While Parma-based but federation-run Zebre will continue in the same form, having been run independently as Aironi for two seasons before changing at the start of last season, it...

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  • Zebre Collapse, FIR Take Over

    Ownership and management of Italian PRO12 side Zebre has been taken over by the Italian Federation (FIR) after doubts over the financial stability of the team’s holding company, Zebre Rugby Srl. Doubts emerged about Zebre's future after players were reportedly not paid for two months and there are still concerns about whether they will play beyond the 2017-18 season. A new company called Zebre Rugby Club Company has been created and a new chief executive and directors have been appointed. An F...

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  • SRU Open To Football At Murrayfield

    The Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) is open to the idea of allowing the Scottish national football team to play home games at BT Murrayfield Stadium as a way of cutting debts. The Scottish Football Association (SFA) is currently deciding between a revamp of the national stadium at Hampden Park or moving the football team to an alternative venue. The SRU reportedly has debts of £11 million, which would be eased by the valuable stream of income which would come with the football team playing games at...

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  • Exiles try Brentford

    ... the Bedford Blues is also a possibility. Despite currently struggling at the bottom end of the table, the Exiles have dreams of getting into the Premiership, although if the RFU eventually dispense with promotion and relegation they might look to the Celtic League.

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  • Scorpions Become Ironmen and Hunslet's Hawk Is Replaced

    All change at Kingstone Press League 1 club, South Wales Scorpions as they become South Wales Ironmen in 2017. The club that was formed in 2009 when Celtic Crusaders moved to north Wales will also move home from Caerphilly to the artificial surface of Merthyr Tydfil’s Wern Park for next season. A new main sponsor in construction firm Dribuild has also been announced as well as a new kit supply contract with Macron. Lee Byrne, the ex- Ospreys, Wales and British Lions full back has become their...

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  • Time For Investment In Celtic Teams Says Thair

    Wales Rugby League chief executive, Chris Thair has aired is views on the future for his national team on the WRL website after a disappointing show at the RLWC2017. His vision for the future international success (covered in full on the link below) involves: 1. Ensuring Super League clubs develop players form the Celtic nations so twenty SL-quality players are available for each of Wales, Scotland and Ireland. "The answer to how we compete going forward is twofold; we must create a bigger pool...

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  • Pat Geraghty RIP

    Former Leinster and Munster media manager, Pat Geraghty has died after illness. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and the Irish rugby community. Pat joined Munster in 2000 - after spending ten years with Leinster Rugby – to manage the media relations for the squad and organisation until the end of the 2012/13 season. A hugely popular member of the Munster backroom team, for over a decade he was an ever-present figure in the province’s greatest successes including Celtic Cup and Leagu...

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  • Twin Peaks

    When rugby union went open 10 years ago, many people predicted the death of rugby League. What has actually happened is that the two codes have thrived and are becoming increasingly entwined. CHRISTOPHER IRIVINE reports     Many rugby League supporters still find it strange to see London’s standard bearers of the 13-man code wearing rugby union’s pastel colours of chocolate brown, sky blue, magenta and French grey, and playing at Twickenham Stoop as Harlequins. Likewise, former Harlequins...

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