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    The Rugby League 9s Grand Final is live and free on Facebook tonight as a result of an agreement made between Premier Sports and Ustream. The event, which is held at Headingley Carnegie Stadium, sees eight teams competing to be crowned the 2012 Rugby League 9s Champions, six of which are Stobart Super League teams. Richard Webb, director of operations at Premier Sports, said, “This is the first time the 9s final night has been broadcast live and in full and it seemed a shame that Virgin Media...

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  • Orange Fields Sharks Questions On Facebook

    The new chairman of Sale Sharks, Simon Orange of CorpAcq, conducted a video interview on Facebook earlier this week in which he fields questions from fans about his reasons for getting involved and his plans for the club in the future. Please click the link below to watch... Simon Orange Video Interview With Sale Sharks Fans See also.. Kennedy Sells Sharks To CorpAcq...

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  • London Irish Tickets On Mobile & Facebook With ABC

    London Irish have revealed supporters can now purchase tickets both on their mobile and through London Irish’s Facebook page following an agreement with ticketing software company Ticket ABC. London Irish’s head of marketing and communications, Christine Bailey, commented: “We’re delighted to partner with Ticket ABC, to establish new sales channels that improve the online customer experience by offering a fully mobile optimised and user friendly platform to ensure supporters can get the...

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  • Case Study: IRFU Social Media In February

    ... following in frequency on 611 (more than 20 per day on average). The key figures studied are growth per month, amplification rates and engagements. 1.35m followers for Irish Rugby represented a 1.9% increase on the previous month. Amplification (retweets and Facebook shares) empowers a body to reach new audiences. In that regard, Irish Rugby stood tall with 30.7k amplifications, 70% of which came on Facebook. That was 3 times more than the GAA, despite the IRFU broadcasting 40% less content. Th...

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  • South Wales Scorpions Considering Arms Park Move

    ... successful one-off fixture at the stadium for the rugby league side last week. 486 were in attendance in the Welsh capital as the Scorpions claimed a late win over London Skolars and fans were invited to offer their thoughts on the day via the club's Facebook account, with the Scorpions responding by saying that plans were afoot to take at least more than one game to the ground next season. Speaking via its Facebook page, the club said: "The players have said that they felt like "proper profes...

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  • World Rugby Ranked Best Olympic Federation On Social

    ... international federations recognised by the International Olympic Committee from March 2017 to February 2018. After analysing more than 155,000 posts that generated more than 171 million engagements, the report named World Rugby as top performer in terms of Facebook and YouTube performance. Red Torch chief executive, Jonny Murch said: "We carefully calculated performance through analysis of four of the most popular social media channels - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. "This gave eac...

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  • Irish Rugby Reaches 1.67m Social Audience

    Some interesting analysis of social media in Irish sport from on-line marketing company Sport Ego puts rugby in the vanguard of social media activity. In the first of a new monthly series, Sportego tracked the Facebook and Twitter social media accounts of all the four Irish rugby provinces and the IRFU as well as the FAI, SSE Airtricity League, GAA governing councils and counties and Cricket Ireland. Sportego looked at their digital reach, based on the number of like and followers that their off...

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  • BT Sports Weekly Rugby Tonight Broadcast On FB & Twitter

    BT Sport is to stream a regular 20-minute taster of its rugby union magazine show Rugby Tonight for free on social media platforms Facebook and Twitter providing potential subscribers an opportunity to sample the show. The weekly hour-long show will be shown on BT Sport channels, starting last night (Wednesday 30th) from 8.00pm to 9.00pm, and the first quarter on BT Sport Rugby’s Facebook (1,239 followers) and Twitter (98,900) feeds. The first part of the programme will focus on questions and...

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  • Tigers Maul Competition In Social Media Stakes

    ... achievement after being ranked a lowly 78th in 2013, and Leicester have risen from 12th place overall to ninth in the space of the last 12 months. The East Midlands giants are the top Premiership club once again, having been commended for the use of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Vine and the Tigers app, and head of media Gary Sherrard hopes he and his team offer something for everyone. “Social media plays a huge part in communications with supporters in terms of supplying information...

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  • Sale Sack Social Media Manager

    ... has been clearly demonstrated by Sale Sharks' Social Media Manager, Holleh Nowrouz. The Daily Telegraph has reported that Sale Sharks have sacked the social media executive who branded a section of the club's supporters as "absolute f***wits" on her Facebook page. Holleh Nowrouz was dismissed by Sharks chief executive Steve Diamond following a "stringent disciplinary review" after her comments, which were posted in October, came to light last week. Nowrouz wrote: "Oh, the joys of managing a spo...

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