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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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  • Murrayfield To Get Desso Pitch

    The Scottish Rugby Union has announced that it is set to invest in a new hybrid grass pitch for Murrayfield in time for the 2014-15 season. The current surface at Scotland’s national Stadium has received heavy criticism in recent months and it has been suffering from the effects of damage to roots caused by parasites prior to the autumn internationals. The SRU used garlic to combat the nematodes initially but it has now confirmed that a new Desso Grassmaster hybrid grass pitch, which is reinfo...

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  • Kings And Cheetahs About To Look North?

    ... Stadiums were also decreasing, with only Newlands - which boasts an average of 26 992 fans per game - able to fill more than a half-full Stadium. Ellis Park, the home venue of the table-topping Lions, only has an average of 19 808 (32%) fans per game, while Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium (15%, 6 914 fans per game), Free State Stadium (17%, 7 780), Loftus Versfeld (35%, 17 921) and Kings Park (45%, 23 591) are all struggling to put bums on seats. According to an anonymous local rugby boss - who talk...

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  • Cotton Traders - The End of an Era

    Running Rugby can reveal that Cotton Traders will be withdrawing from providing performance-based rugby apparel and licensed replica kit at the end of the season. The Cheshire-based clothing company currently have contracts Aviva Premiership sides Leicester Tigers, Newcastle Falcons, Sale Sharks and Worcester Warriors. However the company will be effectively pulling out of professional rugby, which they have been heavily involved in for over 25 years. Cotton Traders says that it is a strategic...

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  • Clubs Reaping Rewards From Sowing The Perfect Pitch

    ... Grassmaster pitch would be around £3.3 million, whilst laying a similar pitch at Twickenham in June 2012 was said to have cost £1.2 million. Desso pitches are also in place at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, the Forsyth Barr Stadium in New Zealand, the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium and Newlands in South Africa and the Arena de Sao Paulo, which has just played host to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and Stead says installation costs vary significantly between projects. “It varies depending on the ground...

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  • Player Appearances Key To New Quins Partnership With Fuller's

    Harlequins have confirmed a multi-phase relationship with London pub company Fuller’s Inns that is geared towards delivering significant benefits to Quins members. There will be a number of events across six key Fuller’s sites, giving Quins members exclusive access to players and coaches. These events will be supported by a series of offers and promotions. The first of the event series starts on 4th December at The Cabbage Patch in Twickenham with an ‘Evening with…’ style event featuri...

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  • Stadium Development & Capital Projects

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  • Eteach take the East Stand at Liberty Stadium

    Education recruitment specialist Eteach has struck a deal that will see the company sponsor the East Stand at Swansea Council’s Liberty Stadium, the home of the Ospreys. Eteach was previously a shirt sponsor for the club, a deal which ended in 2007.   Financial details of the agreement have not been released however it is reported that Visit Wales would sponsor the Stadium’s North Stand to the tune of UK£150,000 annually, Eteach’s commitment is thought to be of a similar value.Councillo...

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  • What Makes A Great Rugby Stadium

    iSportconnect take a look at what makes a great rugby Stadium and what it takes to ensure that these buildings keep evolving. Paul Henry and Richard Breslin, from leading design firm Populous, give their expert opinion on many of the world's leading Stadium's, including the ANZ Stadium in Sydney and the Etihad Stadium in Melbourne. Please click the link below to read the article: What Makes A Great Rugby Stadium  ...

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  • New stadium proposals for Castleford

    Prospects for a new Stadium for the Castleford Tigers, who were relegated from Super League last year, have moved a step closer following the submission of a planning application for a new £75 million complex. Proposals for a 13,000-capacity Stadium, together with an office park and hotel, on the site of the old Glasshoughton Colliery next to the M62 are to be considered by Wakefield Metropolitan Borough Council. Chief executive Richard Wright said: “We’ve been working on the new Stadium pr...

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