English Premiership

  • USA Rugby To Hold Talks With Premier Rugby

    Premier Rugby and USA Rugby are to hold talks over the possibility of an English club rugby game being played in America. Peter Tom, the Leicester Tigers chairman, is reported to have suggested that talks are underway about a game taking place in the USA and PRL’s CEO Mark McCafferty is to meet USA Rugby boss Nigel Melville next month to discuss the logistics of such a venture. "We are looking to extend our ties with American rugby and open up the US market commercially. They can see the pros...

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  • Premiership Rugby Renews Guinness Deal

    Premiership Rugby has announced an extension to its partnership with Guinness as the former title sponsor continues its commitment to the 12 Aviva Premiership rugby clubs for the 2014/15 season. Guinness, involved in both English domestic rugby and the Six Nations, will continue as the league's Official Beer and Official Responsible Drinking Partner next season and Premiership Rugby's commercial director Dominic Hayes is pleased that they are remaining on board. "Premiership Rugby is in great s...

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  • TV Bosses Want Rugby Coaches To Reveal Gameplans

    English rugby will be asked to agree to a broadcasting revolution that would see coaches sharing tactics and gameplans with television commentators before matches. The radical proposals are being put forward by BT Vision, who won the rights to cover the Premiership next season and are emerging as serious rivals to BSkyB as Britain's premium sports broadcasters. The company are paying close to £1 billion to become major players in football and rugby, and will pitch a series of innovations to the...

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  • Aviva Renew With Premiership For Just One More Year

    Aviva has extended its title sponsorship of the English Premiership, the top tier of rugby union in the country despite having given notice in May 2016 that it would not be renewing. The new one-year deal will cover the 2017-18 season, which will mark Aviva’s eighth as title sponsor. Then insurance company first signed up in 2010 to a deal that was said to be worth £20m. A three year extension was agreed in 2014. Premiership Rugby has another year to find an alternative. The league had engage...

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  • Premiership Attendances On The Rise

    With just one round of the Aviva Premiership regular season remaining this weekend, the average attendance for matches this campaign has increased by four per cent compared to last season. The average gate across all Premiership matches this season has been 13,443 compared to 12,905 in the 2013/14 season and Leicester have the best average attendance of 22,263, closely followed by Saracens and Harlequins as a result of their ‘Big Game’ exploits. London Welsh’s average attendance of 3,287...

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  • LV= Cup Shelved For 2015/16 Season

    The LV= Cup will not take place during the 2015-16 season as part of the shortened English domestic schedule as a result of the Rugby World Cup. Premiership Rugby have confirmed to Running Rugby that the tournament will not take place after Newcastle announced to their supporters at a fans forum that the Falcons would be taking part in a replacement competition next season. Falcons majority shareholder and chairman Semore Kurdi promised supporters that the opposition would be no lower than top-...

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  • BT Sport To Show World Club 7s

    BT Sport has confirmed that it is to cover the inaugural World Club 7s as one of the first sporting events on its new channels. The new tournament, which takes place at Twickenham on 17 and 18 August, will feature teams from both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres and will follow hot on the heels of BT Sport’s coverage of the J.P. Morgan Premiership Rugby 7s at the start of August. The firm recently paid a reported £152 million to Premiership Rugby for the exclusive broadcast rights to the...

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  • Club Sponsors Up For Plaudits At New Awards

    A new rugby awards event is giving English rugby union clubs from all performance levels a chance to promote their sponsors in the Club Sponsor of the Year category.  The inaugural Lawson Keys National Rugby Awards are designed to honour the achievements of all the thousands of rugby clubs across the country. The awards will acknowledge their dedication and commitment at a dinner event at Twickenham on September 2. Innovation and commitment rather than financial considerations are key to succe...

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  • Premiership Salary Cap Rises To £5.5m

    The salary cap in the Aviva Premiership will rise again next season by £500,000 to £5.5m, with clubs also able to name a second marquee player. The current basic salary limit stands at £4.76m and will rise to £5.1m, with academy credits increasing from £240,000 to £400,000. Clubs will also be able to name a second player whose wages are excluded from the cap, as long as they arrive from outside the Premiership. The £400,000 in academy credits will cover players under the age of 24, who jo...

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  • RPA, RFU & PRL Strike New £7m Deal

    The Rugby Players' Association (RPA), Rugby Football Union (RFU) and Premiership Rugby have agreed a new five-year £7 million deal for player welfare, personal development and education programmes. The agreement, which will help support around 1,000 people – 650 current RPA members and over 350 former members, was hailed as vitally important by RPA Group CEO Damian Hopley and a milestone in the organisation’s 17-year history. “This long-term funding deal gives us the security to build on...

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