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  • Clubs Battle to Cut Travel Costs

    England’s National League 1 season begins this weekend with Jersey faced with a succession of expensive away days to fulfil their debut season in the third tier. For their 15 amateur and semi-pro competitors it simply adds to an already hefty travel bill in a league featuring clubs in disparate locations ranging from the North East to the West Country, and South London to Blackpool.The RFU contributes a subsidy of approximately 75% of the cost of flying in and out of offshore locations within...

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  • Clubs Battle to Cut Travel Costs

    England’s National League 1 season begins this weekend with Jersey faced with a succession of expensive away days to fulfil their debut season in the third tier. For their 15 amateur and semi-pro competitors it simply adds to an already hefty travel bill in a league featuring clubs in disparate locations ranging from the North East to the West Country, and South London to Blackpool. The RFU contributes a subsidy of approximately 75% of the cost of flying in and out of offshore locations within...

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  • England V NZ In Colorado?

    ... are being discussed.” It is understood Denver has been the focus of talks. The city boasts a purpose-built rugby stadium, Infinity Park, but it holds only 5,000. In planning for 2025, Moore is targeting larger venues and Sports Authority Stadium at Highlight">Mile High – home of the Denver Broncos NFL team – has a capacity of 76,125. Major League Soccer venue Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, with an 18,061 capacity, is a third option. Moore claimed to already have the support of the NRL, Super League,...

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  • Salford ground back on track

    The Salford Reds’ new stadium is back on track after administrators Begbies Traynor agreed for the land to be placed back in the club’s control after the conclusion of the voluntary administration process of Red City Developments. With the position regarding Red City now finalised, control of the development land has now passed to Peel Holdings - the club’s preferred developer partner - who will now proceed to finalise the project in readiness for work on the stadium to commence. The new r...

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  • WRU Wants To Discuss Lions Revenue Split

    Welsh Rugby Union chief Roger Lewis says the home nations need to look at how the money made from the British and Irish Lions tours is divided up. The Lions are currently on a tour of Australia, culminating in a three-Test series against the Wallabies. Lewis claims hosts Australia will bank most of the income generated by the nine games they host. "This is the subject of much debate at the moment, in terms of the monies generated by the Lions," said Lewis. "The majority, by a country Highlight">Mile, of th...

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  • Giants Sign Three-Year Kooga Deal

    Huddersfield Giants have re-signed with kit manufacturer Kooga for a further three years. The Manchester-based company has supplied the Giants for the last seven years and the deal represents a record level of investment into the club, coming on the back of the club's best retail performance in the Super League era. Giants managing director Richard Thewlis said: "We went out into the marketplace for kit manufacturers and had a plethora of offers and tenders to look at from suppliers of differing...

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  • Exiles Start Work On New Training Ground

    London Irish have started building work on their new state of the art training facility on the site of Hazelwood Golf Course. It is anticipated that the development, which is half a Highlight">Mile from the current training ground, will be finished by the summer of 2014 and it will be used by the club’s amateur, junior and academy sides as well as the first team. The new facility will boast five full size pitches, one of which will be 3G, and 12 junior pitches and London Irish chief executive Andy Martin...

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  • 6N Naming Rights Valued At £100m Over 6 Years

    A £100million (€118m) rugby union sponsorship deal is being sought by organisers of the Six Nations, reports The Daily Mail. The proposed six-year contract will begin after this year’s tournament and will amount to £17m a year. That is a big increase on the £11m a year paid by current sponsors RBS, who are ending their involvement after 14 years. Six Nations chief executive John Feehan told Sportsmail: ‘We want a sponsor who is actively engaged not just in Britain, but around the world....

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  • Nucifora To Become IRFU High Performance Director

    The Irish Rugby Football Union is set to install former Australia hooker David Nucifora as its new High Performance Director. The former Wallaby is expected to join up with the Six Nations champions ahead of their two-Test South America tour in June, with his appointment to be formally confirmed once the future of European club rugby is finally settled. Nucifora, 52, is expected to take on a role which will ease some of the workload on head coach Joe Schmidt, with his wide-ranging remit being to...

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