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  • Evans Appointed CEO In Storm Takeover

    Former Harlequins chief executive and coach Mark Evans has been appointed CEO of Melbourne Storm after the NRL club was taken over by a consortium led by London-based sports lawyer Bart Campbell. Campbell, who is the non-executive chairman of sports agency TLA Worldwide and group COO of sports marketing firm CSM Sport and Entertainment, has replaced Stephen Rue as chairman of the club and the names of the other members of the consortium will be made public in the coming weeks. It is unclear how...

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  • Brisbane Broncos Offer To Save Series

    The Brisbane Broncos have stepped up to rescue the World Club Series after Melbourne Storm and other NRL clubs declined to participate in the cross-hemisphere runners-up fixture in the UK between NRL and Super League clubs on February 16th and 17th leaving Warrington Wolves without opposition. The main event between champions Wigan and Cronulla is not in doubt. Broncos coach Wayne Bennett said this week that he assured the Rugby Football League he would be keen to take up an invitation if extend...

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  • World Club Challenge In Doubt

    The 2018 World Club Series is looking doubtful with the two NRL sides due to take part arranging a testimonial match against each other on the same weekend, according to RL website seriousaboutrl.com. Melbourne Storm will face runners-up North Queensland in Brisbane on Friday 23 February next year to honour respective club legends Cameron Smith and Johnathan Thurston. Super League champions Leeds and League Leaders’ Shield winners Castleford may have to travel to save the concept. Rhinos chief...

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  • Evans Cooking Up A Storm In Melbourne

    Mark Evans is a man who likes a challenge and, after overseeing significant off-field growth at Harlequins over the course of a decade, his latest test is to put Melbourne Storm back on an even financial footing. A job in a different code of rugby, on the other side of the world, at a club that was losing “significant sums of money” and in a city that has perhaps the most crowded sports market imaginable – not exactly a walk in the park, or on the beach. Evans, who oversaw an increase in a...

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  • Rebels To Be Sold By ARU

    The Sydney Morning Herald has reported that the Melbourne Rebels could have new owners by the end of the financial year after the Australian Rugby Union and Victoria Rugby Union announced last week that they had signed a deal to sell the club. A Melbourne investment company called Imperium Group (ICG) has signed an exclusive heads of agreement to buy all the shares in the Rebels' controlling company, Melbourne Rebels Rugby Union Limited. Headed by managing director and owner Andrew Cox, the Impe...

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  • Wasps Launch Superleague Netball Team

    Wasps have officially launched a new netball team and unveiled one of the top figures in the sport as their new director of netball. Tamsin Greenway, currently the coach of the England under-21 team, has signed up for Wasps Netball as they get ready to compete in the Vitality Netball Superleague from February 2017. Greenway, who played for Surrey Storm and then last year coached them to the Superleague title, has competed in three World Cups and one Commonwealth Games and won back-to-back nati...

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  • Charvis is Gullivers Ambassador

    Gullivers Sports Travel has announced Colin Charvis as its new ‘Ambassador for Rugby’. In this role Charvis will join Gullivers and fans travelling on its tours to major international rugby events including the British & Irish Lions Tour 2013, RBS 6 Nations and Hong Kong Sevens. A former captain of Wales (94 caps) and a British & Irish Lion in Australia 2001, Charvis needs little introduction to rugby fans. Until 2011, he was the world record try scoring forward in Test match rugby,...

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  • Mark Evans To Lead Stadium For Cornwall Project

    Former DoR at Saracens and CEO of Harlequins and Melbourne Storm, Mark Evans has been appointed project leader for the Stadium for Cornwall. Evans is also a regular contributor to Running Rugby. Cornish Pirates briefed stakeholders and sponsors at a meeting held by the directors at the Penventon Hotel, Redruth this week. Also present was Alan Cadger representing the architects, Holmes Miller. Commenting after the meeting, Mark Evans, who now runs a sports consultancy business across a number of...

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  • Storm Frank Causes Havoc

    The gales and the rain of the recent Storm Frank have caused damage for several rugby clubs, with Barrow Raiders’ Craven Park ground particularly affected. Thousands of pounds worth of damage was caused after the wall split at the Clive Street end and the road directly in front of the stand was blocked off by the Highways Department because of it being a possible danger to the public. The club is aiming to have the problem resolved so that the ground is safe for the pre-season friendly against...

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  • World Club Challenge To Be Expanded

    Officials from across the world of rugby league have held a meeting to discuss the details of a possible expansion of the World Club Challenge. This year’s competition takes place at Headingley Stadium on Friday and is between Leeds Rhinos and Melbourne Storm but it is set to be held down under next year for the first time since 1997 and is then likely to expand to accommodate six teams in 2015. Super League and NRL clubs have reportedly agreed to the changes and they now have to be ratified b...

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