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  • One More Year For Ladbrokes And Challenge Cup

    Rugby league’s oldest and most prestigious competition the Challenge Cup will continue to be sponsored by Ladbrokes for the 2018 season. This season has seen a record number of games from the competition broadcast live on the BBC and Sky Sports and the new deal comes the week of the 2017 final between Hull FC and Wigan. Rugby Football League chief commercial officer, Roger Draper, said: “I am delighted that Ladbrokes have decided to extend their current partnership and that they recognise th...

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  • Ladbrokes Sponsor Four Nations

    The RFL has announced an agreement with leading bookmakers Ladbrokes that will see them become the official title sponsor of this year’s Four Nations tournament. Already title sponsor of the Challenge Cup and a First Utility Super League partner in 2016, Ladbrokes are extending their partnership with rugby league into the international game which will see them strengthen their presence in the UK and Australian markets. Kicking off on Friday, October 28 in Hull, the Ladbrokes Four Nations featu...

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  • Wigan Announce Deals With Coral And Errea

    Wigan Warriors have announced a main sponsorship deal with the bookmaker Coral as well as a kit and retail partnership with Errea. The Coral logo will appear on the front of the Wigan home and away shirts, with the brand also receiving LED advertising at each home game at the DW Stadium. The Errea deal will last four years and will see the club receive playing and replica kit as well as a wide range of training, leisure and fashion wear. The Italian manufacturers currently work with a variety of...

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  • Ladbrokes Odds On As Challenge Cup Sponsors

    The Rugby Football League (RFL) has agreed a three-year partnership with betting and gaming company Ladbrokes to become title sponsors of the Challenge Cup. The new deal is thought to be worth somewhere in the region of £1 million per year. The Ladbrokes Challenge Cup will be contested by 78 clubs drawn from the First Utility Super League, Kingstone Press Championship and League 1 as well as the community game, Armed Forces, police and the University and College competitions. The new partnershi...

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  • Supplier Apologises Over Challenge Cup Balls-Up

    The RFL has received an apology from Valpro, the company that supplies the balls used for the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup draws, after a mishap during the sixth round draw on Monday evening.The number 10 became detached from one of the balls used during the draw, which was conducted by Shaun Edwards and Nathan McAvoy. Valpro apologised for the mistake, with a statement reading: "Valpro would like to issue an unreserved apology for the manufacturing defect which resulted in number 10 becoming detac...

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  • Bookies Take Over RFL Main Properties

    The Bet Fred Super League sponsorship announcement was swiftly followed by media speculation on the deal’s value at between £850k and £900 per year for three years. Pundits observe that it marks a complete U-turn by the governing body, coming five years after Super League clubs voted narrowly to reject an offer from Betfair thought to be worth £750,000 a year. Now betting companies will have their names attached to both major competitions, with Ladbrokes sponsoring the Challenge Cup as well...

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  • BBC Extends Challenge Cup Deal To 2020

    The BBC has extended its deal with the Rugby Football League (RFL) to broadcast the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup and highlights of the First Utility Super League until 2020. The 2015 Challenge Cup final saw a crowd of 80,140 watch Leeds beat Hull KR 50-0 on Saturday and the contract extension means that live matches in the sixth round, quarter-finals and semi-finals will be broadcast on the BBC from 2016 onwards. The new deal will also see rugby league coverage continue on BBC Radio 5 Live and the Su...

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  • RFL Confirm Newcastle, Old Trafford And Wembley For Marquee 2018 Events

    The Rugby Football League have announced ticket details for their three marquee events for 2018: the Betfred Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford, the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup final at Wembley and the Dacia Magic Weekend which will be hosted by Newcastle’s St James’ Park for the fourth time. Following a sell-out crowd of 72,897 at this year’s final, the Betfred Super League Grand Final will once again take place at Old Trafford on Saturday, October 13th. The iconic Wembley Stadium conne...

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  • Taking a gamble

    ED NICHOLSON looks at the rise of the gambling business and what it means for rugby   Gambling is big business. Cast your eyes over the financial sections of any national newspaper on any given day and more often than not you’ll read City commentators recommending buying shares in companies like 888.com, Ladbrokes or William Hill. It seems the best way to make money from gambling is not to partake in a cheeky punt yourself – but to hang onto the coat tails of those whose business it is to g...

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  • Wigan Reveal London Expansion Plans

    Wigan have revealed that they are planning to expand into London to such an extent that they are opening an office on Buckingham Palace Road. The Warriors have been exploring the possibility of staging a home game in the capital and the club has confirmed that at least one game per year will now be played there, with the first fixture to be announced in the near future. Gerald Kelly and Rob Lees will both work full-time in the London office and Wigan will also run camps in the area in order to ...

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