Kieran Murray

  • Edinburgh Consider Developing New Stadium On Murrayfield Land

    Edinburgh Rugby is looking to build its own home in a new arena next to the BT Murrayfield stadium, Kieran Murray has revealed in The Scotsman. The club is exploring the possibility of constructing a “mini-Murrayfield” on the training pitches beside the home of Scottish Rugby. It is understood proposals for a 7,000-seat stadium are at an early stage and no application for planning has yet been made, but with objections it could be up to five years before the idea comes to fruition. It is hop...

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  • Podcast Interview With World Rugby's Murray Barnett

    This week, Matt Cutler SB Weekly have interviewed Murray Barnett, Head of Broadcast, Commercial and Marketing at World Rugby. Murray’s background is in TV. He first cut his teeth in the sports industry at the NBA, where he was International TV Coordinator, before going on to spend over a decade at sports broadcast giant ESPN, eventually heading Sports Channels and Syndication across EMEA.Murray joined World Rugby in 2013, and in his current position is responsible for driving forward and...

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  • Fox Sports Reveals Top NRL Salaries

    Using reported figures, including third party agreements and the marquee player allowance, Fox Sports’ NRL360 in Australia has compiled and published a list of the top 10 highest paid players in the NRL at the moment. North Queensland superstar Johnathan Thurston headlines the list, earning a reported Aus $1.2 million (£624k or €800k) a season. While Thurston’s marketability will see him snare top spot as the game’s biggest earner moving into 2018, remarkably new Parramatta recruit Ki...

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  • IRB Snaps Up Barnett From ESPN

    The International Rugby Board has appointed ESPN’s Murray Barnett as its new head of commercial, broadcast and marketing. Barnett, who will also fulfil the role for Rugby World Cup Limited, has over 20 years worth of experience in sports television and entertainment and will be tasked with contributing towards maximising the popularity and commercial appeal of rugby. The 42-year-old will be responsible for delivering the broadcast, marketing and digital media strategies and IRB chief executive...

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  • Barnett Leaves World Rugby For Formula One

    World Rugby’s chief commercial officer, Murray Barnett has accepted a new role at Formula One to direct its international sponsorship operations as new owner Liberty Media continues to strengthen the motor sport’s commercial restructure. Barnett, who has served World Rugby since March 2013 successfully overseeing the commercial aspects of the governing body’s tournaments including Rugby World Cup and Rugby Sevens World Series, is expected to take up his new position on 25 April. In his new...

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  • Broncos Set For Administration

    The London Broncos have confirmed that they are set to enter administration as players and staff at the club have not been paid and the uncertainty over the future of the London side continues. The Broncos were included in the Super League fixtures that were announced on Monday and are due to face Widnes Vikings on Sunday 16 February but they have already been replaced by Wigan in the annual Capital Challenge pre-season fixture against the London Skolars and have just a handful of senior players...

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  • Rugby World Cup Confirms IMG As Archive Partner

    IMG has been announced as official worldwide archive partner of the Rugby World Cup for the next seven years until the end of 2020, which encompasses the World Cups in England in 2015 and in Japan in 2019. The deal means IMG will manage footage and programming from all World Cups and its customers will be able to watch every single game ever played in its history, dating back to 1987. Senior vice president of IMG Media, Richard Wise said: “We are proud to be confirmed as the IRB’s exclusi...

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  • Adidas To End Kit Deal With Lions

    Global sports manufacturer Adidas has reportedly brought an end to its 18-year association with the British and Irish Lions. The decision by Adidas is apparently linked to the estimated £750m they are paying to Manchester United FC to replace Nike as kit suppliers and the company has been forced to reevaluate some of its other partnerships, with tennis star Andy Murray at risk as well as the Lions. American firm Under Armour, which was founded in 1996 and currently supplies kit to the Welsh,...

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  • Puressentiel Partners World Rugby

    Beauty and aromatherapy brand Puressentiel has agreed a four-year deal to become an official partner of World Rugby. The company will be associated with tournaments like the Under 20 Championship, men's and women's HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series and Women's Rugby World Cup and will promote rugby in strategic markets, while gaining brand exposure to new audiences worldwide. Puressentiel will also work with World Rugby to design and deliver a range of sporting lifestyle products for the internat...

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  • Crossan Completes London Irish Takeover

    London Irish have confirmed that a London-based consortium of Irish businessmen led by Mick Crossan has bought a majority shareholding in London Irish Holdings plc.  London Irish Holdings plc is the parent company of London Irish Scottish Richmond Limited and also manages other companies, including the one that owns and will eventually operate the club's new centre of excellence complex at Hazelwood in Sunbury on Thames. Crossan, who is executive chairman of Powerday plc, the waste manag...

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