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  • Hull KR End Larvin Takeover Talks

    In keeping with all previous club comments on the matter, Hull KR brought the Tony Larvin investment saga to an end with the briefest of statements yesterday, reports The Hull Daily Mail. In short, it said that despite three months of talks – and promises of a £15m cash injection – the businessman had produced nothing. First meeting the Mail back on December 13, the 48-year-old insisted his money would transform the club's fortunes. He promised an improved stadium, an all-star team, major f...

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  • Disgruntled Debenture Holders Prepare To Sue RFU

    A group of 16 disgruntled debenture holders in Twickenham's East Stand are starting legal action against the RFU reports the Daily Mail this week. Their solicitor is contacting the RFU this week to put them on formal notice of a challenge to Twickenham's policy of moving debenture holders from long-standing seats to other parts of the stadium unless they promise to pay an extra £4,500 by yesterday’s deadline (Wednesday, March 8th). The RFU are spending £60million to refurbish the East Stand,...

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  • Josh Lewsey Joins Pirates

    The Daily Mail has reported that former England international, Josh Lewsey has been appointed acting chief executive and performance director for the Cornish Pirates. Lewsey will join the Championship club on a consultancy basis between April and September after Rod Coward announced he will be stepping aside as chief executive at the end of the month. Lewsey, a member of England's 2003 World Cup-winning team, pursued a career in the city with Price Waterhouse Coopers and Citibank after retiring...

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  • Larvin Plans "Rovers Revolution" despite Controversial Past

    FORMER Hull KR player-turned-businessman Tony Larvin is the man proposing to plough major investment into the Robins, the Hull Daily Mail has confirmed. The 48-year-old has told the Mail he has pledged to invest an "eight figure sum" into KR, should his proposed takeover go-ahead. He revealed talks with Robins chairman Neil Hudgell and vice-chairman Rob Crossland are now at an advanced stage, and should be completed in the coming days. It comes as he also took to the social media site Twitter...

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  • Mail Predicts BBC Six Nations Defeat

    The Daily Mail this week predicted that the BBC may be outbid for the rights to cover the Six Nations tournament from 2018. "Tuesday sees the close of tenders to cover rugby's showpiece tournament beyond 2018 and it is possible the deeper pockets of pay TV rivals Sky and BT, or even ITV now they don't have the expense of the Champions League, could take some or all of the games off the BBC," the article stated. "Both pay TV networks have been encouraged by the organisers to bid for the nex...

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  • Twickenham Move East Stand Debenture Holders

    The Daily Mail reports that Twickenham is under fire from disgruntled debenture holders who helped bankroll the rugby stadium. Season-ticket holders in the East Stand are upset that they are being asked to pay another £4,500 to stay in their paid-for seats halfway through a 10-year contract. The RFU want the money to help fund their £66m refurbishment, installing top-quality hospitality facilitiies. If the debenture holders don’t pay the extra levy, they will be moved to the other side of th...

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  • 6N Naming Rights Valued At £100m Over 6 Years

    A £100million (€118m) rugby union sponsorship deal is being sought by organisers of the Six Nations, reports The Daily Mail. The proposed six-year contract will begin after this year’s tournament and will amount to £17m a year. That is a big increase on the £11m a year paid by current sponsors RBS, who are ending their involvement after 14 years. Six Nations chief executive John Feehan told SportsMail: ‘We want a sponsor who is actively engaged not just in Britain, but around the world....

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  • World Rugby Defiant Over 'Irresponsible' Concussion Claims

    The Daily Mail reported this week on the dispute that has arisen around interpretation of concussion research:   Rugby bosses have denied complacency over the possible long-term health risks posed by repeated concussions after a study funded by the sport’s world governing body appeared to show a link between head injuries and brain function. Initial findings from the three-year study into former players in New Zealand — severely delayed due to a lack of participants — were made public thi...

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  • Hull KR Break Even

    The Hull Daily Mail has reported that Hull KR are about to post their best financial results since entering Super League 10 years ago with the club at least breaking even for the past 12 months. The Robins' results come despite spending the full salary cap on players’ wages and not qualifying for the play-offs in the 2015 season. Boosted by the prize money and gate receipts of their first Challenge Cup final appearance for 29 years, Rovers ended their accounting year (up to the end of November...

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  • Twickenham East Stand £10M Over Budget

    The work on Twickenham’s East Stand is likely to be more than £10m (€11.3m) over budget due to security and fire measures not foreseen at planning stages according to The Daily Mail. The proposed spend has risen from £55m to £65.5m and could go higher because of the need to make the structure capable of withstanding a terrorist bomb attack. There are also extra fire safety requirements for the building’s cladding following the Grenfell disaster the Mail said. To add to Twickenham concer...

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