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  • World Rugby, England and Players Mobilised As Samoan RU Strugglhttp://www.runningrugby.com/admin#Roo

    The RFU have agreed to make a one-off payment of £75,000 to Samoa – England’s opposition in just over two weeks’ time – after the Pacific island nation’s governing body declared themselves bankrupt. The England players are also said to havew pledged to donate £1,000 each to their cause. World Rugby has said that it will investigate at the game's governance in Samoa after Samoa Rugby Union chair Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegao pleaded with the public at home for financial support this wee...

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  • IRB Investment to Bring a Taste of 2015

    ... the Tier One v Tier Two fixtures within the international tours and test schedule approved by the IRB Council in 2010. Russia, USA, Samoa, Canada, Tonga, Fiji, Romania, Japan, Uruguay, Portugal, Georgia and Chile will all be in action with the three Pacific Island teams facing up against top level opposition. The announcement further underlines the IRB’s commitment to an expanded annual calendar for Tier Two teams and builds on similar schedules in place during previous seasons. One of the hi...

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  • Brexit May Threaten Player Recruitment

    ... Newcastle managing director Mick Hogan. Britons head to the polls on June 23 and a vote to withdraw could mean the end of free movement which currently allows EU citizens to work in Britain without permits. Pulling out may also affect South African and Pacific Island ‘Kolpak’ players who are currently entitled to play here under trade agreements brokered in conjunction with the EU. Pacific Island players have contributed hugely to the success of the Premiership, thanks to the EU’s Kolpak...

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  • Toulouse and Racing To Play Exhibition In Hong Kong

    ... world" to Asia in order to boost their international recognition. Natixis, who sponsor Racing Metro 92 have committed to a two-match, two-year deal as title sponsors. Francois Riahi, chief executive officer of Natixis' wholesale banking division in Asia Pacific, commented: "Natixis is in a development phase in the region, with a strong commitment to serve our clients here in Asia-Pacific and expand our customer base, so we decided to support this event in a multi-year approach and not just on a...

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  • Lions Return In RLIF Four-Year Programme

    ... next cycle, 2021, will feature the Rugby League Men’s and Women’s World Cups in the UK. To support the development of Tier Two nations, the RLIF will work with the continental federations to strengthen existing regional competitions in Europe, Asia Pacific, the Americas and Middle East/Africa. The RLIF also authorised the creation of a dedicated mid-season international weekend, giving nations an opportunity to participate in a co-ordinated suite of fixtures for men and women that will inco...

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  • Investec continue Autum International sponsorship

    ... through to 2011 when England will play their Investec Challenge Rugby World Cup warm up matches before departing for RWC 2011 in New Zealand. The Investec Challenge Series sees England play against New Zealand, Australia and South Africa as well as the Pacific Islanders, Fiji, Samoa and Argentina. Investec's involvement with the RFU dates back to 1998 when Investec sponsored the England v South Africa match. Investec has been sponsoring the Investec Challenge Series since 1999....

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  • IRB Investment On The Increase

    ... programmes in 2014, much of it via grants to 100 member unions and six regional associations, and £10.5 million has been committed for this year to strategic investment programmes such as high performance grants and funding for the IRB Nations Cup, Pacific Rugby Cup and other tournaments. There is a separate pot, which amounted to £12.8 million in 2013, to pay for centrally managed tournaments like the IRB Junior World Championship and Men’s and Women’s Sevens World Series as well as oth...

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  • NRL & Agents On Collision Course

    ... (£1.04m) for the agents. And, of the 100 or so accredited agents, a handful have the lion's share of the elite players. Sam Ayoub​'s Ultra Management (Sports); George Mimis' SFX Sports Group; Isaac Moses' ID Elite Sports Management and the Orr brothers' Pacific Sports Management represent the vast majority of top players, with Mimis also acting for six coaches. In short, agents have become a car too big for the NRL road, according to the Herald. Click here to read more on the Sydney Morning...

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  • RLWC 2017 Qualification Details Revealed

    ... champions Australia, New Zealand, England, Fiji, France, Samoa and Scotland, all quarter finalists in the 2013 tournament, receiving an automatic spot. The remaining seven nations will be selected from across four regions; three from Europe, two via Asia Pacific, one from the Americas and another from Middle-East Africa. Qualification programmes for all four regions will be revealed by October 2014 and the process will still be open to Affiliate members who gain Full status in the interim. Rugb...

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  • RFU Support 5-Year Residency

    ... down. Agustín Pichot, the World Rugby vice-chairman, made it clear on his appointment last summer that he felt three years was too short amid concerns that it was undermining the fabric of the international game and fuelling the player drain from the Pacific Islands. Ian Ritchie, the RFU chief executive, confirmed for the first time that the governing body would advocate extending the qualification period. “Our view will be, and this is subject to further discussion but it’s coming up soon...

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