Karl Fitzpatrick

  • Sean Fitzpatrick - Harlequins

    Former All Black hooker Sean Fitzpatrick has joined Harlequins as a non-executive member of the Board of Directors. Fitzpatrick was capped 92 times for New Zealand and captained the national side from 1992-1997.

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  • Connacht Appoint Boyle As Head Of Operations

    Connacht have announced that Karl Boyle, the CEO of Mountaineering Ireland, has been appointed to the role of head of operations with the province. Prior to joining the national governing body for mountaineering in 2010 where he developed and implemented significant operational plans, Boyle served for more than 12 years with the Defence Forces. He is a graduate of commerce from NUI Galway and has a master’s of business administration from Dublin City University. A native of Claremorris, he is...

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  • Durbin Joins Warrington Wolves As CCO

    ... with him over 30 years of experience from within the business of sport having worked at both Manchester City and Lancashire County Cricket Club. He will look to further drive commercial growth across the club including corporate, retail and ticketing. Karl Fitzpatrick, Wolves’ chief executive, said: “We received a number of high-level applications for the CCO role and I believe Geoff was the stand-out candidate. “He comes highly recommended and brings a wealth of experience that will enha...

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  • Stadium Naming Rights : Halliwell Jones Remains; Craven Park Returns

    ... naming rights since the new ground was opened in 2004. The agreement also involves a joint venture of the construction of a 30 square-metre digital screen outside the stadium and a 30 square-metre screen inside the stadium. Wolves’ chief executive Karl Fitzpatrick said: “Halliwell Jones is synonymous with the Warrington Wolves brand and so we are delighted that the partnership will continue for at least another five years. “As we enter the 14th year of this successful partnership we are c...

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  • Rhino Boss Reg Clarke scoops award

    Rhino’s chief executive Reg Clark was voted Rugby Business Person of the Year at the inaugural Rugby Business Awards. Clark’s nomination was endorsed and supported by a significant number of prominent figures in the game. All Black legend and chair of the judging panel Sean Fitzpatrick said: “The Awards were established to recognise and celebrate commercial achievement in both codes of rugby worldwide. I certainly feel we did this, as there were winners and commendations from around the gl...

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  • Mud House Sponsors Lions Tour

    Mud House Wines has signed up as the latest sponsor of the British & Irish Lions tour to New Zealand in 2017 and is planning to activate a £2m support campaign in the UK. Mud House, which has grown to become the fifth largest New Zealand wine in the UK, is owned by the UK’s largest wine supplier Accolade Wines and CEO Paul Schaafsma is delighted to be supporting the next Lions tour. “The British Lions is the biggest rugby game in the world, and Mud House and the Lions down in New Zealan...

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  • Ireland World Cup Bid Boosted By GAA

    Ireland could formally enter the race to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup after the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) voted to allow some of the country's biggest stadiums to be used.A total of 93 per cent of delegates at the GAA's annual congress agreed to allow grounds in Dublin, Belfast, Thurles, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Castlebar used for Gaelic sports to be part of a proposed bid by the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU), said to be worth €250m (£212m) to the nation's economy.The list incl...

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  • Fighting Corruption On Confex Agenda

    A panel of experts will debate how to safeguard good governance in sport in a plenary session entitled "Protecting sport from corruption" at the World Rugby Confex 2016. Taking place at the Hilton London Metropole on 14-15 November, ConfEx 2016 will address the issues currently facing sport globally and look at ways sport governing bodies and regulatory authorities can retain and restore faith in the honesty of sport.  Leading the discussion will be: • Karl Bennison – chief of enforcement,...

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  • TalkSport: `We're in rugby for the long haul`

    TalkSport aims to build on its landmark coverage of the 2011 Rugby World Cup by making bids for other leading rugby union radio rights. The UK’s only commercial speech radio station, which is owned by UTV media, managed to break the BBC’s grip on the sport’s top event in their sector by securing coverage of the tournament in New Zealand. Asked by Running Rugby if there are plans to launch an attempt to wrestle the rights to the Six Nations from the Beeb, TalkSport programme director Moz De...

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  • The Bosses - Back in the hot seat with Shaun McRae

    Shaun McRae explains what it was like to find himself without a job as coach for the first time in 25 years and how he owes a debt of gratitude to Salford City Reds for his present position   Coaches are invariably the first casualties when teams start too under-perform. Despite the fact that they have no influence on the players once they cross the whitewash, they are usually the first to be shown the door. Being sacked or made redundant can be devastating no matter what your profession, but w...

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