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  • Rugby League Pays Respects To Thomas

    Arthur Thomas, a former director and chairman at several different Rugby League clubs and Major contributor to the business behind the sport, has died at the age of 69. Thomas, who was a director and Major investor at St Helens during their successes in the early 2000s and was also chairman of both Wigan and Leigh Centurions, died on Sunday morning. He contributed towards saving Leigh from administration around a decade ago and has been an important figure in Rugby League over the years and RFL...

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  • Lyndsay steps down at Wigan

    Wigan chairman, Maurice Lindsay is to step down at the end of the Super League season. Lindsay, 66, who joined the club in 1979, said: “I think it is fair to say that the club was close to bankruptcy at that time and was enjoying little success.  I think it is also fair to say that I played a Major part in putting matters right and the club became a Major success once again.” Lindsay, who had a spell as chief executive of the Rugby Football League before returning to the club, has seen Wig...

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  • Salford Set For Major Rebrand

    Dr Marwan Koukash has revealed that he is to rebrand Salford from the beginning of next season with the Super League side’s name changing from the City Reds to the Red Devils. The racehorse owner, who bought the struggling Rugby League outfit at the end of January, insists that the new name just sounds better and hopes that the switch will improve the club’s identity and brand. The 54-year-old, who has also called for the Super League salary cap to be lifted from the current £1.8 million, h...

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  • NZ Head Appointed For RL World Cup

    Experienced Major events professional Andrea Nelson has been appointed as New Zealand operations general manager for the Rugby League World Cup 2017 (RLWC2017). Nelson joins the RLWC2017 local organising committee, having previously held the role of marketing and communications director for the FIFA U-20 World Cup, delivering promotions and fan activations across New Zealand. “This is an exciting opportunity for me to work on another Major global event and help showcase all that New Zealand ha...

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  • US Bid For 2021 RLWC

    Sydney-based sports marketing and event management company Moore Sports International  has submitted an official bid to take the Rugby League World Cup 2021 to the United States. "We are honoured and excited at the opportunity to showcase this sport to this nation - and the nation to this sport," said Jason Moore, the Australian chief executive of Moore Sports. "Rugby League already has a strong following in several Major US markets and, should the 2021 World Cup be staged in the United States,...

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  • Downer Come In To Sponsor World Club Challenge

    The World Club Challenge being played on Friday night in Melbourne has received a Major boost with the Downer Group, a leading southern hemisphere intergrated services provider, joining as the naming rights partner. The Downer World Club Challenge will see NRL Premiers Melbourne Storm host English Super League Champions Leeds Rhinos at AAMI Park tomorrow (February 16). The landmark game will see Rugby League’s two premier teams battle it out for the right to be crowned World Champion. Last wee...

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  • RLWC2013 Uses 4Sight For CRM Needs

    Leicestershire-based company 4Sight Sport has been appointed as the official customer relationship management (CRM) & Data Agency partner of Rugby League World Cup 2013 (RLWC2013).RLWC2013 marketing manager Mark Foster says: “Rugby League World Cup 2013 is a Major event in the sporting calendar and so far ticket sales have been very encouraging.  We are looking forward to continue that using 4Sight’s services to develop our data and fan engagement strategy and build on the excitement th...

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  • Tigers Head To America As New Professional League Gathers Pace

    The National Rugby Football League (NRFL) in America has announced it has reached an agreement with Leicester Tigers to play the 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 recruite...

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  • Major League Ticket Experience for Rugby Expo

    Rugby Expo has announced that Leigh Castergine, vice president for ticket sales and services for Major League Baseball's, the New York Mets will share his expertise at their conference in November. Leigh will be joined by Derek Palmer, managing director & executive VP, International of headline sponsors Tickets.com and supplier to the Mets for a main stage presentation on day one of Rugby Expo, bringing together a wealth of experience to discuss how Rugby clubs can maximise revenue and en...

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  • Report Claims Major Sporting Events Provide No Economic Boost

    A study of evidence in policymaking by the What Works Network has claimed that Major sporting events have no measurable economic benefit. The study looked at how public interventions in areas such as health, crime, education and economic development took account of evidence. Among a number of assumptions it challenges, it said the measurable effects of Major sporting and cultural events, including the 2012 Olympics, on local economic development "tend not to be large and are more often zero". Al...

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