Celtic unions

  • New FIR Agreement Confirmed

    The Federazione Italiana Rugby (FIR) will join Celtic Rugby as an equal partner ahead of next season, confirming the continued participation of two Italian teams in what is currently known as the RaboDirect PRO12 for the next four years. Following a meeting in London on Tuesday 4 March between the FIR and the Celtic Rugby unions (SRU, IRFU, WRU), an agreement was reached for the Italian federation to join Celtic Rugby as an equal partner from 1 July 2014 onwards and the terms of participation...

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  • 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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  • Georgia, Romania And USA Join World Rugby Council

    World Rugby has officially welcomed Georgia, Romania and USA onto its expanded Council at its interim meeting in London last week. With a new governance model paving the way for wider representation on the Council, the three unions were participating in their first meeting since being confirmed in May having achieved all the required governance criteria. World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont said: "We are delighted to be welcoming Georgia, Romania and USA to Council for the first time today. These...

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  • Georgia, Romania & USA Added To World Rugby Council

    Georgia, Romania and the USA have all earned representation on an expanded World Rugby Council as part of the implementation of a new governance model for the global governing body. Argentina and Italy are also now entitled to a second representative on the council and there is a “clear and transparent pathway” in place for all other member unions to work towards gaining representation on the council. Georgia, Romania and the USA achieved governance criteria stipulated within the Bye-Laws fo...

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  • IRB Seeks to Address Member Unions’ Financial Worries

    SportBusiness have reported that the International Rugby Board (IRB) Council have announced the formation of a working group and the dedication of new finance to aid participants in the 2015 World Cup at its annual meeting in Dublin on Tuesday. The announcement has come after rumblings of discontent from the sport’s major unions at last year’s tournament in New Zealand. New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) chief executive Steve Tew warned that the country’s participation in future editions of th...

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  • 17 Nations Bid To Host Sevens World Series

    International Rugby Board (IRB) chairman Bernard Lapasset has hailed the growth of sevens rugby after 17 national unions submitted tender documents to host a round of the HSBC Sevens World Series in 2015/16. Tenders were received from unions representing every continent, something that Lapasset claims reflects the growing strength of the sevens game ahead of its inclusion at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this summer and the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janerio. Lapasset said: "We are delighted wi...

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  • Agent Regulations Passed In Ireland

    The Agent Regulations have been established in Ireland after the Irish Rugby Union Player's Association (IRUPA) worked with the Irish, English and Welsh rugby boards to establish a common set of agent regulations across Ireland, England and Wales. The Agent Regulations, which are an adaptation of RFU’s Regulation 8, have been passed by the IRFU and have been formally incorporated into its Regulations as "Regulation 11". The scheme is designed to be more of a help than a hindrance with educat...

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  • All Blacks Back In The Red

    The New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) has posted a loss of $463,000 (£220,618) for the year to December 31 2015 and is predicting an even bigger loss next year as it supports its financially-challenged provincial rugby sides. The union’s income actually increased by 11 per cent from the previous year to $133.7m (£63.7m) but costs also went up by 12 per cent to $134.3m (£64m). The loss comes after the NZRU made a profit of $373,000 (£177,780) in the year to December 31 2014. The union inevitab...

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  • Pan-American Six Nations Planned For 2016

    Plans are in place for six nations from North and South America to launch a Pan-American annual championship based on the successful European model, according to an announcement from USA Rugby last week. Representatives of rugby unions from Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, Argentina, Canada and the United States met in Miami last week to discuss plans which are hoped to come to fruition in 2016. USA Rugby CEO Nigel Melville said: "This is an exciting time for rugby in the Americas and the establishment o...

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