Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

  • Record Investment For Scottish Rugby

    Sportscotland has announced its four-year investment figures for the 17 Commonwealth Games sports for Glasgow 2014 and the amount of money being pumped into rugby has risen significantly. Between 2011 and 2015 figures show that Sportscotland's investment into the 17 sports will be up by 23.46% at £38million compared to £31million between 2007-11. Investment in rugby as a whole, and not just the sevens game, has increased by 18% between the two cycles and is now £3,996,832. The added finance...

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  • Women's Sevens To Join 2018 Commonwealth Games

    Women's sevens rugby will join the Commonwealth Games programme at the Gold Coast event in Australia in 2018. Confirmation by the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation follows earlier approval by the Commonwealth Games Federation and fulfils the IRB's objective to see women's sevens showcased at the Games. The women's event will be run alongside the men's at the Robina Stadium. Rugby sevens has long been a major fan attraction at the Commonwealth Games with a world-record 171,000 fans...

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  • IRB Hails Commonwealth Sevens As SRU Consider Ibrox

    International Rugby Board (IRB) chairman Bernard Lapasset has hailed the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Rugby Sevens event as the perfect springboard to Olympic Games success. More than 170,000 fans took in the thrilling sevens tournament over four sessions and two days as the high-octane version of the sport proved to be one of the hottest tickets at the Games. The event was so successful that the Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) are thought to be considering Ibrox as a potential Test venue for Scot...

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  • SRU Open To Football At Murrayfield

    The Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) is open to the idea of allowing the Scottish national football team to play home Games at BT Murrayfield Stadium as a way of cutting debts. The Scottish Football Association (SFA) is currently deciding between a revamp of the national stadium at Hampden Park or moving the football team to an alternative venue. The SRU reportedly has debts of £11 million, which would be eased by the valuable stream of income which would come with the football team playing Games at...

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  • Barwick To Chair Liverpool 2026 Bid

    RFL chairman, Brian Barwick is to chair Liverpool’s bid to host the Commonwealth Games in 2026. The chance may come four years earlier in 2022 should the UK host the event following Durban’s recent withdrawal. The former head of BBC Sport, controller of ITV Sport and chief executive of the Football Association will lead ‘Team Liverpool’. Brian Barwick said: “Having worked in and around sport most of my adult life, the chance to lead the work for my home city of Liverpool to host the Co...

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  • QBE Invest Further Into Rugby Union With Glasgow

    Business insurance specialist QBE has signed a one-year sponsorship deal with Scottish rugby union club Glasgow Warriors.Sports Pro Media have reported the deal to be worth £46,000. The QBE logo will appear on the back of Glasgow's playing shirts during the team's Games in the RaboDirect PRO12 and Heineken Cup.Glasgow Warriors chief executive, Kenny Baillie, said, "We’re thrilled to announce a leading brand like QBE as a Glasgow Warriors sponsor. We’re delighted they have recognised the m...

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  • Glasgow Boost Scotstoun Capacity For PRO12 Run-In

    Glasgow Warriors have increased the capacity of Scotstoun Stadium to 7,244 for the next three Guinness Pro12 matches. A new 1,649 all-seater east stand will be constructed to replace the standing terrace for upcoming fixtures against Ospreys, Zebre and Cardiff Blues. Two pitchside standing locations will also be introduced in the south east and north west corners of the stadium. Glasgow managing director Nathan Bombrys said: "We have another very exciting run-in to the end of the season. We want...

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  • ER2015 Suffer Two-Week Ticketmaster Delay

    Tournament organisers, England Rugby 2015, have released an announcement explaining that the rugby community ticket sale for Rugby World Cup 2015 will now launch on Thursday May 29 at 1pm representaing a two-week delay just a day before the sales launch.    The live sale date has been moved from Friday May 16, following a request today from Ticketmaster for more time to test the online ticketing system they are providing to ensure that rugby fans have the best possible experience when bookin...

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  • Durban Games Withdrawal May Cast A Shadow on RWC2023 Bid

    The withdrawal of Durban, South Africa as the host city for the 2022 Commonwealth Games presents the prospect of a UK city stepping in as a replacement for an event where rugby sevens has become a contributing force. More significantly for rugby perhaps, that financial constraints and lack of government backing were quoted as the main factors preventing the Durban organisers from progressing, casts a shadow on South Africa’s bid for RWC2023. David Grevemberg, chief executive of the Commonwealt...

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  • Engagement Is Key To Successful Sports Sponsorship

    The Rugby World Cup, which starts on September 18, 2015, is hoping to repeat the success of the London 2012 Olympics and the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow last year in engaging with sport’s fanbase. Like those global events, rugby’s premier international competition offers opportunities for businesses to benefit from initiatives that encourage fans to engage with sport. Mobile telecoms group O2, sponsor of the England rugby union team, is estimating that up to 20 million fans will be drawn t...

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