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  • Super League Restructuring Decisions To Wait

    Any changes to Super League's format will not be made until the end of the season say Press Association reports after a meeting of club stakeholders this week. League chiefs met with club representatives at Haydock Park on Wednesday to discuss a number of potential tweaks for the 2018 campaign. It is understood this included the awarding of the League Leaders' Shield after 23 rounds, rather than the current 30, and the resetting of points tallies for the Super 8s stage of the competition. In the...

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  • Musgrave Park To Be Renamed Irish Independent Park

    Musgrave Park, the Cork home of Munster, is to be renamed Irish Independent Park in a new 10-year naming rights agreement with Independent News & Media. The partnership agreement will come into effect next season and will assist in creating permanency for Munster Rugby in Ireland's second largest city, including assisting with the re-development of the grounds. The ground has played host to five Munster fixtures this season, welcoming crowds for three RaboDirect PRO12 fixtures, one friendl...

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  • Eagles Get Disappointing News About Olympic Legacy Park

    Sheffield Eagles have discovered they are not the preferred option for tenancy of the new Olympic Legacy Park to be opened next year. Sheffield Eagles met with representatives of Olympic Legacy Park Ltd on Monday this week. A club statement said that “whilst the news and decision is not the preferred option of Sheffield Eagles, the club will work with all parties to ensure the club is back in Sheffield and at the Olympic Legacy Park in 2018." The decision made by the Olympic Legacy Park Ltd wi...

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  • Europe 7s Grand Prix Returns To Sandy Park

    Exeter's Sandy Park will once again host the final leg of the Rugby Europe 2016 Grand PRIX 7s series. The 2016 leg of the tournament will take place on July 9 and 10 - with competing teams confirmed in due course. Thousands of spectators packed into the Devon venue for this year’s hugely successful event, which brought together Europe’s top 12 countries for two days of sevens action. Speaking about the news, Exeter Chiefs chief executive Tony Rowe OBE said: “As a club we're delighted t...

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  • Sandy Park To Host Euro 7s Grand Prix Leg

    Sandy Park has been confirmed as the venue for the third leg of Rugby Europe's 2015 Grand Prix 7s series. Following the Manchester leg of the 2014 series, which took place at Sale Sharks' AJ Bell Stadium, the Rugby Football Union is again hosting the final stage of the competition, which is run by Rugby Europe. The home of the Exeter Chiefs will play host over the weekend of July 11-12 2015, with Olympic qualification on the line for competing nations. Should England fall outside the top four o...

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  • Cardiff Blues Threaten To Leave Arms Park

    Cardiff Blues have expressed their exasperation with being unable to come to a renewed lease agreement on Cardiff Arms Park that they have announced they will be looking for alternative home grounds from 2022 onwards. A club statement on Monday said: “Following a meeting of the Cardiff Blues board today, the decision was made to redouble efforts to secure a long-term home with a 'fit for purpose' stadium and therefore the company will now explore alternative options away from Cardiff Arms Park...

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  • Casement Park Setback To Ireland 2023 Bid

    A High Court ruling this week stated that government approval for a new 38,000 seater stadium at Casement Park in Belfast was unlawful, adding complication to the Irish bid to host the Rugby World Cup in 2023. The Belfast Telegraph reports that there is still hope that a state of the art arena could be built in west Belfast but with a reduced capacity, possibly 25,000, and only if agreement can be reached between the parties involved. They include the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure, wh...

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  • Barnet Copthall becomes Allianz Park

    The BBC have reported that Saracens have agreed an £8m deal which will see their new ground at Barnet being named Allianz Park. According to the bbc.co.uk, the six-year agreement with the German financial services company will defray part of the £20m cost of redeveloping the former Copthall Stadium. The ground is currently being transformed into a 10,000 capacity venue with a synthetic pitch. And the club plan to play their first Premiership fixture there against Exeter Chiefs on 16 February....

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  • LV= Cup Final Set For Sandy Park

    The home of the Exeter Chiefs, Sandy Park, has been confirmed as the venue for the final of the LV=Cup on Sunday 16 March 2014. In previous seasons Sandy Park has hosted Churchill Cup, England Saxons and Greene King IPA Championships games and the stadium will also host three World Cup games in 2015 but it can now add the LV=Cup final to that list after tournament ambassador Lewis Moody made the announcement ahead of the start of the 2013/14 tournament. To promote the announcement fans from...

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  • Newcastle To Install 3G Pitch At Kingston Park

    Newcastle Falcons are the latest elite rugby club in the UK to install a 3G playing surface, following an announcement that artificial turf will be used at Kingston Park next season and beyond. The surface is being installed by artificial pitch providers SIS Pitches, who were also responsible for the installation of the 3G pitch at Saracens’ Allianz Park. Cardiff Blues also have an artificial surface in place at the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park. Kingston Park's grass pitch has experienced a num...

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