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  • McCartney Joins London Irish Board

    London Irish have announced that Frank McCartney has joined the club's Board of directors. McCartney is an international businessman with experience in the hospitality, food and beverage industries and was chairman and managing director of FMC Catering as well as chairman of the sports and leisure division of Compass Group prior to his retirement. A long-standing supporter of London Irish, he said: "I’m pleased to have been invited to join the Board of London Irish. I’m passionate about the...

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  • Connacht In Expansive Mood

    Connacht want to redevelop the Sportsground or build a new stadium with a capacity of around 10,000 in the next four years, according to the province's new strategic plan for 2016-20. Speaking at the launch of their ‘Vision and Strategy’ document - which is entitled 'Grassroots to Green Shirts' - at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, chief executive Willie Ruane said they want to have a “clear idea by the end of this summer” about the way forward regarding their ground and he also said neg...

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  • Eagles Find New Home

    Sheffield Eagles have announced that Owlerton Greyhound Stadium will become their new home for at least the next two years. The agreement sees the club return to the venue where it was first formed almost 30 years ago. The 6,000-capacity ground played host to the club's first fixture in September 1984 and the Eagles' return has been ratified by Sheffield City Council and the Rugby Football League (RFL). John Gilburn, managing director of Owlerton Stadium, said: “We’re delighted to be welco...

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  • Leonard And Brown On Lions Board

    Jason Leonard and Steve Brown have been appointed to the Board of the British & Irish Lions as representatives from the Rugby Football Union. Past RFU president and Lion No 644, Leonard and newly appointed RFU chief executive officer, Brown replace 2017 tour manager John Spencer and Ian Ritchie respectively. “I’d like to thank John and Ian for their contribution to the Lions," said Lions Board chairman Tom Grace. "John did a fantastic job as tour manager in New Zealand and we wish him al...

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  • Former Saint Robson Joins Irish As Non-Exec Chairman

    London Irish have appointed former Northampton chief executive, Allan Robson as its new non-executive chairman. Robson brings a wealth of experience to London Irish gathered from nearly three decades of working within professional football and rugby union. The bulk of his career in the sector was spent at Northampton Saints where he was chief executive between 2007 and 2017, the club’s most successful period both on and off the pitch. Robson was also a Board director of Premiership Rugby for 1...

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  • Sharks Name New Board Chaired By Cotton

    Sale Sharks have named a new Board of directors and have appointed ex-England captain and British and Irish Lions prop Fran Cotton as their new chairman. Ex-Sale player Cotton, 69, spent time on the Board in 2007 but has taken up his new position after Sale's takeover by investment company CorpArq. Owner of CorpArq, Simon Orange, is confirmed as the Sharks co-owner along with Ged Mason who is chief executive at recruitment company Morson Group. Director of rugby Steve Diamond also takes a positi...

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  • Agent Regulations Passed In Ireland

    The Agent Regulations have been established in Ireland after the Irish Rugby Union Player's Association (IRUPA) worked with the Irish, English and Welsh rugby Boards to establish a common set of agent regulations across Ireland, England and Wales. The Agent Regulations, which are an adaptation of RFU’s Regulation 8, have been passed by the IRFU and have been formally incorporated into its Regulations as "Regulation 11". The scheme is designed to be more of a help than a hindrance with educat...

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  • Exiles Board Conisder £3.5M Offer

    Telegraph Sport has reported that a consortium of Irish businessmen have made an offer of more than £3.5 millon (€3.9m) to buy Premiership club London Irish. Gavin Mairs writes that the consortium is made up of five businessmen, three of whom are based in Ireland, and that the offer was formally discussed with the club’s representatives at a solicitor’s office in London last Thursday. The formal offer is understood to have been made just before Christmas and the consortium is now awaiting...

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  • RFL Chairman Moves to Wimbledon

    The Rugby Football League (RFL) have announced that their chairman, Richard Lewis (pictured) will be leaving at the end of April to take up the role of chief executive of The All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon. RFL chief executive Nigel Wood said: “It is my firm belief that history will record Richard’s stewardship of rugby league as a golden decade for the sport where considerable progress was achieved across all fronts. “He brought integrity, independence and credibility to eve...

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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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