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  • Tigers Head To America As New Professional League Gathers Pace

    ... NRFL 'Rough Riders' in the first professional major league rugby game in the U.S. The match will be played during Leicester's pre-season on Saturday 1st August 2015 with the host city and stadium to be announced prior to the NRFL's Player Combine in Los Angeles in January 2015. The Rough Riders will be a composite team of elite American athletes that have been recruited from professional and collegiate ranks of football, basketball, hockey, domestic and international rugby players all trained t...

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  • IOC To Recommend Rugby Continues For 2024 Olympics

    World Rugby have expressed their appreciation for the IOC Executive Board’s recommendation to retain all 28 sports that featured at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games for the 2024 Olympic Games programme (to be held in Paris or Los Angeles). The recommendation, which will be considered at IOC session in Lima, Peru in September, is an endorsement for rugby sevens, which was considered as one of the stand-out highlights on debut at the Rio Games. World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont said: “While the IOC...

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  • World Club 7s Launched

    ... 2016 will be on show at Twickenham on 17-18 August.” A title sponsor and commercial partners for the event have yet to be announced but teams such as Auckland Blues, Western Province and ACT Brumbies and representatives from Buenos Aires, New York, Los Angeles and Moscow have already been confirmed and McCafferty insists that it is not just a flash in the pan and will continue to grow. “Negotiations are continuing with other teams but already we have a mouth-watering two days of world cl...

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  • GPN & Whitecaps To Develop Sevens Circuit In USA

    ... of USA Rugby, has contracted with GPN and GPN has in it’s turn has engaged Whitecap Sports Group (WSG) to exclusively offer major market “founding franchises” in the top 16 U.S. media markets, including media giants New York, Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles. Phase one of this plan is to exclusively facilitate only four RFL founding franchises. The partnership with Whitecap Sports Group follows GPN's timely and successful expansion of its exclusively sanctioned and licensed partnership wit...

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  • The Yanks are coming!

    ... 2005 - Malcolm Glazer takes full ownership of Manchester United FC September 5, 2006 - Randy Lerner buys majority share of Aston Villa FC February 6, 2007 - George Gillett and Tom Hicks buy Liverpool FC September 29/30 2007 – NHL’s Anaheim Ducks v Los Angeles Kings (O2 Arena) October 10, 2007 – NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics, (O2 Arena) October 28, 2007 – NFL’s Miami Dolphins v New York Giants (Wembley) January 28, 2008 – General Sports & Entertainment (GSE) ann...

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  • Wasps appoint Eastwood as CEO

    London Wasps have appointed former RFU finance director Nick Eastwood as their new chief executive officer in the wake of the recent takeover of the club. Eastwood, who was finance director at the RFU for more than a decade and has also worked for The Body Shop and accounting firm Arthur Andersen, will take up the reins on a permanent basis later this week from interim CEO David Thorne. The ICAEW-qualified accountant helped the RFU to increase its net worth from £35m to £180m and improve from...

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  • Adidas in price war over Rugby world cup shirts

    According to rugbyweek.com sportswear giant Adidas has found itself locked in a dispute with New Zealand retailers in the lead up to this year's Rugby World Cup over the price of All Blacks' replica jerseys. Adidas released the new jersey last month, expecting strong sales as rugby-mad New Zealand hosts the World Cup for the first time since 1987. But New Zealand retailers said the public had shunned the high-tech tops because Adidas set the local retail price too high at NZ$220 (£115 approx)...

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  • Club Accounts - Be prepared

    ADRIAN HOUSTOUN, partner at top 20 accountancy firm Kingston Smith LLP, says that clubs should be prepared for the unexpected and avoid needless financial pressure in these difficult times.   The recession will be a challenging time for the management of sports clubs and surviving it is a bit like parachuting – you have to prepare as much as possible, take a leap into the unknown and hope that you land safely. In the last issue of Running Rugby I looked at income-generating ideas, but there a...

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  • Sweatz Vest

    The Sweatz Vest is a 100 per cent toxin free, biodegradable vest worn beneath your usual training clothing which the manufacturers claim will help generate weight Loss. They say the vest works by causing the body to sweat more, which uses up more calories. The water Lost is replaced by drinking, however the calories used to create the sweat stay off. In addition, the sweating helps the body detoxify, eliminating chemicals stored in the fat cells and making weight Loss easier.  Effective for a r...

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  • RR speaks to Eamonn McManus

    What I’m saying is the game needs a shot in the arm both commercially in terms of profile image and in terms of playing standards. Everything should be aimed towards improving our international performance and we’ll only do that if we improve club performance. What we should be doing, like every other business that works, is recognising and incentivising success rather than just cosseting mediocrity. We already have an even playing field, TV monies are distributed evenly, the Super League di...

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