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  • Tigers Invest In New Solution

    Leicester Tigers have invested in a new financial and professional Services solution from Access; a consulting, software and solutions provider, serving the mid-market. Tigers have replaced their existing Sage 50 system with Access Dimensions & FocalPoint as it looks to improve core information within the organisation. Currently staff use fax, telephone calls, numerous spread sheets and hard copies of information to monitor operations, so bringing all the information together should prove la...

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  • London Welsh Kill Rebranding Rumours

    London Welsh have squashed rumours that the club will be rebranding and changing their name after it moved to Oxfordshire last year. The club moved to the Kassam Stadium after gaining Premiership status and, although attendances have not been brilliant, senior figures have confirmed that there will be no return to their previous Old Deer Park home. The Exiles will not be undergoing a major rebranding or name change though and the club says that the rumours stem from “inaccurate Reporting” a...

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  • Castleford Launch Club Betting Service

    Castleford Tigers have teamed up with MyClubBetting.com to launch their own bespoke betting website. The Service features club colours, logos and social media links to keep supporters in touch with all that is going on. The move follows similar partnerships between MyClubBetting.com and rugby union clubs Gloucester and Connacht. The Tigers are keen to encourage betting fans to switch from their current bookmaker and join the club Service as a significant percentage of any revenue goes directly t...

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  • Hogan Appointed Falcons MD

    Mick Hogan has been appointed managing director of Newcastle Falcons with immediate effect and will be Reporting directly to chairman Semore Kurdi. Hogan has been assisting the club for the past six months as a commercial consultant after previously working at the Falcons as commercial director and head of marketing as well as being CEO at Wigan Warriors RL and Sale Sharks RFC. Speaking about the appointment, Newcastle chairman Semore Kurdi said "I'm delighted that Mick has taken up this new rol...

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  • Premiership TV Launches Free-To-View Service.

    Premiership Rugby TV, the video on demand catch up Service for Aviva Premiership Rugby, is now offering a free-to-view Service during the week for the 2011/12 season courtesy of title sponsor Aviva. All videos on www.premiershiprugby.tv are now free to view during the week with the option to purchase the premium Service including, live commentary and the latest extended highlights on a round by round basis as soon as they become available. Fans need to register to be able to receive free acces...

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  • Face-To-Face With...Mark Fletcher

    The owner and CEO of sports website firm Pitchero, Mark Fletcher, talks to Running Rugby about the number of clubs the company provides a Service to in the UK and abroad and the business targets in terms of market penetration, sponsorship, user engagement and traffic.  He also discusses the model of offering the website Service for free and generating money through advertising, expanding into other sports, improving the product and other plans for the future. Please excuse the background noise...

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  • Grants benefit RL clubs

    Grassroots rugby league clubs throughout the country have benefited from over £660,000 worth of small grants in the last 12months. They have been used for a variety of projects including boosting playing numbers, qualifying coaches or simply to purchase new kit and equipment. Barrow Island ARLFC official, John Jefferson commented: “We received £1,000 from the Local Neighbourhood Forum to refurbish the toilets at our club after vandals had damaged them. These small grants really help the club...

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  • Day Appointed CFO At RFU

    Sue Day, former England rugby captain and record try scorer, has been appointed as the new chief financial officer of the RFU and to the RFU Board. In her role at the RFU, Day will be responsible for financial planning, management and Reporting, legal and governance and technology, Reporting to CEO Steve Brown, with voting membership on the RFU Board. Day is currently a deal advisory partner at KPMG having qualified as a chartered accountant (ACA) and has spent the last 20 years in financial rol...

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  • Wheeler Retires From Tigers Board

    Peter Wheeler has been made a life member of Leicester Tigers in recognition of more than 40 years' Service with the club. A former captain of club and country, Wheeler retired from the board of directors at the Annual General Meeting this week. Director David Abell, chairing the meeting, said: "Peter Wheeler has given the club magnificent Service. He joined the Tigers as a player in 1969 and went on to make 349 appearances, many of them as captain. He led the team to a John Player Cup hat-trick...

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  • Rosslyn Park Get Green Light For £1.5m Redevelopment

    Plans for Rosslyn Park to give their Priory Lane ground a major facelift have been approved by the Local council. An estimated £1.5m proposal has been approved by Wandsworth Council to add a new artificial 4G pitch, a new stand on the Upper Richmond Road side of the ground and new digital advertising displays. Also included in the application is a proposed full time community outreach programme to provide Local schools and clubs with a coaching Service. An online poll saw approval rating for th...

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