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  • Scottish Rugby Welcomes New High Performance Facility

    Scottish Rugby has recently learned of the plan to base the new £30 million National Sport Performance Centre at Heriot-Watt University in the West of Edinburgh. Scotland’s Deputy First Minster, Nicola Surgeon made the announcement on a visit to the university. A spokesperson on behalf of Scottish Rugby said: “Scottish Rugby welcomes today’s announcement from the Scottish Government that the new National sport performance Centre will be based at Heriot-Watt University. We are proud to hav...

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  • RFL To Move To Manchester's Etihad Campus

    The Rugby Football League will be relocating to Etihad Campus in east Manchester, the site of Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium. The new National Rugby League Centre at the Etihad Campus will provide Rugby League with world-class facilities for every level of the game, from community to the England senior teams. The move sees the RFL become a major tenant within the next phase of the Etihad Campus development, in which the campus will expand as a National sporting Centre of excellence, as well...

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  • Munster United In New Limerick Training Centre

    Munster have one training Centre for the first time in the modern professional era with the opening of new EUR9.5m (£8m) High Performance Centre on the premises of University of Limerick this week. The branch won two Heineken Cups and four Celtic League titles since 2000 while their squad was split between Cork and Limerick bases, 100km apart. The new facility houses the full senior squad, the Greencore Munster Rugby Academy and North Munster Domestic Game operations with Munster players, coach...

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  • Rugby Visitor Centre Planned For Limerick

    A €10m (£8.4m) high tech visitor Centre completely dedicated to Rugby is to be opened in Limerick. The digital interactive 30,000 square foot exhibition space - for both Irish and interNational Rugby fans - will open its doors in September 2019. Ireland and Munster legend, Paul O'Connell will head the advisory board of the new Centre. The board will also include leading figures from the world of sport, business and tourism. "The objective of the visitor Centre is to operate as a fitting tribu...

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  • Facility Developments In Dublin And Cork

    News of playing and training facility development in Ireland with the IRFU and government combining on a National training Centre at Abbottstown and Munster applying for a grant to install a 4G articficial pitch at Musgrave Park in Cork. The IRFU welcomed confirmation this week by minister for transport, tourism and sport, Shane Ross TD, of the commencement of the development of phase two of the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena on the National Sports Campus in Abbottstown, on the outskirts of...

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  • Doncaster Secure 2015 Rugby World Cup Funding

    Castle Park, the home of Doncaster Knights, has been chosen as a Lead Up and Legacy Centre for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, earning the National League 1 club a grant of £50,000 from the RFU. The grant is being used by the club to install new floodlights at Castle Park on two of the subsidiary pitches used by the club’s Mini and Junior section and Doncaster Phoenix. Work has begun on the installation and is expected to be complete by the end of the current season. The RFU has committed to a £1...

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  • Gloucester Name Tindall as Player/Coach

    Mike Tindall has agreed a one-year contract extension with Gloucester Rugby which will see the veteran Centre take on the role of player/coach next season, Nigel Davies, the new director of Rugby at Kingsholm has confirmed. The club had stated in April that the former England captain would be leaving the Aviva Premiership side but he failed to secure a move elsewhere after his previous contract ran out at the end of last season. Davies said, “Mike has a lot of valuable experience and great loy...

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  • Bristol Plan A New Training Facility

    Bristol Rugby have formally applied for planning permission to develop a brand new training Centre. The 23-acre site, based on Beggar Bush Lane in Failand, will include three grass training pitches, an all-weather 4G floodlit pitch and an indoor half-pitch training barn. The facilities will also feature a gymnasium, changing rooms and the club’s Rugby staff offices. “This is a significant development for Bristol Rugby and underlines our ambitions to be one of the leading clubs in the country...

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  • Quins To Get New Training Facility

    Harlequins have agreed a deal with Surrey Sports Park to build a dedicated new Centre for Rugby on the site on the outskirts of Guildford. The Premiership champions have trained at the University of Surrey-owned sports complex for three years but in a temporary facility and the new agreement means that will be turned into a state-of-the-art Centre at a cost of around £1 million. The new Centre, which should be ready by September, will boast new changing rooms, medical suites, video and statist...

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  • Ex-Hull Trio Banned after Doping Conspiracy

    Former Hull FC Centre Martin Gleeson, chief executive James Rule and coach Ben Cooper have been banned for anti-doping rule breaches. Gleeson failed a drugs test in May following a game at Salford in which he scored two tries. Rule and Cooper were found to be "complicit in the lies" that followed the test. Gleeson, who had his contract terminated in September, has been banned for three years, with half of that suspended. Rule is banned for two years and Cooper for two years, with one suspend...

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