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  • Pearson's Leeds Departure Means More Time In Hull

    Leeds United executive director Adam Pearson has left the club after just four months at Elland Road, allowing him to spend more time on his other business interests. Pearson, who is also chairman of Hull FC, had caused concern at the Super League club in May with a feeling that football could distract him from the progress at the Black and Whites. In an open letter on the Championship football club's website, Pearson said he made the decision so he could focus on other personal and business in...

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  • Pearson Reaffirms Commitment To Hull

    ... club that I live close to and I’ve worked there before so I understand how big a club it is but at this minute in time, it’s not for me. My focus is completely on Hull FC and my other business interests,” he said. “There’ll be no movement to Elland Road in the near future. This is my complete focus and so I’d like to squash those rumours once and for all. I’ve not made a single comment in the press about it and all my focus and financial backing is on this club.” He insists he i...

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  • World Club Challenge In Doubt

    ... save the concept. Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington remains confident their match against the Storm will happen and was expecting more information this week. With the ongoing redevelopments at Headingley Stadium, Leeds want to play the WCC at Elland Road having faced Melbourne there in both 2008 and 2013. Australian clubs are paid £60,000 from Super League for taking part and an extra £25,000 for winning, however the length of the trip has put them off competing. With the World Cup not...

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  • Hull FC Move To New County Road Training Ground

    Hull FC will own their own training complex for the first time in the Super League era when they move into their new County Ground facility next week. The Black and Whites’ current tenancy deal at the YPI sports ground on Chanterlands Avenue ends on February 13th and work is continuing at pace to get their new facilities on County Road completed. Hull owner Adam Pearson secured an agreement to take over the site and, following a substantial investment, the new training ground will be ready to...

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  • Games Moved From Sardis Road While Surface Is Tested

    The WRU have announced that day one of the 2017 U18 International Series will now be held at Taffs Well and the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park rather than at Sardis Road, Pontypridd this Saturday. Due to recent issues surrounding the playing surface, it has been agreed with Pontypridd that it would be played elsewhere in order to ensure testing on the surface is as thorough as possible. Tests were required after seven Merthyr players complained of friction burns from the Sardis Road pitch and had pi...

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  • Tigers Announce Roaring Trade

    Leicester Tigers have sold more than 10,000 tickets in the first 24 hours for next Saturday’s Aviva Premiership semi-final at Welford Road. Tickets went on sale at full-time in Tigers’ 28-3 victory over Bath on Saturday which guaranteed second place in the Aviva Premiership Rugby table and a home semi-final. Tigers face defending champions Saracens at Welford Road next Saturday (5.30pm) with a place in the final at stake. The two sides have met in the last two Premiership Finals at Twickenha...

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  • Canterbury & Sale Sharks

    Canterbury has announced a five year partnership to become the official kit supplier to the Sale Sharks. Chris Stephenson, CEO of Canterbury said “Sale Sharks remains a potent force within the Premiership. With recent additions to the squad, and a move to a first class stadium, the future of the club looks very exciting. We were extremely keen to work with Steve Diamond and the team at Sale, given their no nonsense Road to success, and the sport-crazy audience in the North West allows us to...

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  • RWC 2015 Stadiums To Pay £13m In Business Rates

    ... £4,400,000 £2,169,200 St James Park £4,310,000 £2,124,830 Manchester City Stadium £3,950,000 £1,947,350 Villa Park £2,600,000 £1,281,800 Millenium Stadium £1,650,000 £795,300 Olympic Stadium £1,200,000 £591,600 Elland Road £775,000 £382,075 Brighton Community Stadium £600,000 £295,800 Leicester City Stadium £580,000 £285,940 Stadium Milton Keynes £475,000 £234,175 Kingsholm Stadium £135,000 £66,555 Sandy Par...

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  • Welford Road re-development

    Leading architects and stadium specialists, the Frank Whittle Partnership, has won planning consent for Leicester to create the largest purpose-built club rugby stadium in the country. The city council's planning committee has agreed to the £60 million project which will raise capacity to 30,000. 
The building work includes two new stands and a redeveloped clubhouse. David Robinson, managing partner of FWP, said: "The Tigers have a vision of having the best rugby club stadium in the world and...

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  • Tigers Attendance Tops 350,000 For The Season

    Welford Road attendances passed the 350,000 mark over the course of the final Leicester Tigers home game of the regular campaign last weekend. The Aviva Premiership Round 22 match against Saracens was a 24,000 sell-out, taking total league attendances to 251,000 this season, at an average of 22,850. Six matches at Welford Road have completely sold out and, adding the figures for home games in Europe and the LV= Cup fixtures, total attendances have reach 355,000 for the season. Tigers chief execu...

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