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  • £1m Grand Slam Bonus On Offer For Six Nations Winners

    Competing nations will be playing for a £1m Grand Slam bonus when The Six Nations kicks off in Cardiff on Friday evening. Peter Jackson in The Rugby Paper reports that The tournament, which keeps soaring in commercial value, will this year offer prize money totalling almost £13m. For The first time, a team winning all five matches will scoop more than a third of The jackpot at around £4.6m. The difference between unbeaten champions and runners-up this year could be as wide as £1.8m with seco...

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  • Lions Generate £5m Surplus In 2017

    Peter Jackson writes in The Rugby Paper that he understands that The British and Irish Lions tour in 2017 generated a record £5m surplus for equal distribution among The four home countries. The £1.25m return for each of The home countries provides furTher proof of The Lions’ unique commercial clout. The New Zealanders made not far short of £20m from The tour. The NZRFU have reported a total income from last year’s tour of more than £125m, prompting chief executive Steve Tew to acclaim i...

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  • The Rugby Paper Launches In Scotland

    The Rugby Paper has recently launched in Scotland after starting in England and Wales back in 2008 and establishing itself as a best-selling Rugby title. It is The only all Rugby union Sunday newsPaper covering The previous day’s matches from around The world featuring The Scottish national team to club sides in The RaboDirect Pro 12 and Their Scottish feeder leagues and will be priced at £1.50. Regular columns from Gavin Hastings are planned and it will be available every Sunday in WHSmit...

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  • Ulster Criticised For Banning News Media

    Ulster Rugby are trying Their hardest to return to business as usual after releasing players Jackson and Olding from Their contracts last week, but The media is demanding more of The controversy. The Belfast Telegraph has reported that Ulster’s ban on anyone but sports reporters attending pre-match press conferences has been criticised as an “unacceptable attempt to control media coverage”. The ban has been deemed “unacceptable” by The National Union of Journalists (NUJ), with Irish se...

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  • Peter Thomas - RFU

    The RFU have apppointed Peter Thomas as RFU Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Director which is a new position He will reporting direct to chief executive Francis Baron and head up a new integrated corporate communications and public affairs department within The RFU. Richard Prescott will take on The new role of England Teams Media Director with a remit to integrate our media and communications support across all England representative teams. Richard will report directly to Peter Thom...

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  • Peter Urey - Rhino Rugby

    Peter Urey has joined Rhino Rugby as sales and marketing director, Peter worked in marketing with Hewlett Packard for 14 years becoming marketing director of The Imaging and Printing Division. He left The company three years ago to work independently on sales and marketing project work and a project for Rhino culminated in him joining The company.

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  • Cardiff To Get Eight World Cup Matches

    England are planning to turn The Millennium Stadium into a World Cup gold mine worth more than £50m, according to The Rugby Paper. Up to eight matches are being earmarked for Cardiff during The tournament from September 2015 – two more than The Welsh Rugby Union had bargained for. In that event it will be a huge earner for Wales with The Union standing to make at least £6m in hire fees. Manchester United’s withdrawal of Old Trafford has made The Welsh capital an even more important centre...

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  • Interview: Hogan on the Falcons

    The Rugby Paper last week ran a great Q&A with Newcastle Falcons MD Mick Hogan. In it he discusses The new 4G pitch, buying back Kingston Park, The Falcons' plan to break even, The impact of RWC on The region and The possibility of staging a Big Game sometime soon. Read here: Rugby Paper Interview with Mick Hogan See also: Hogan Appointed Falcons MD Hogan Striving For Falcons & RWC Success Falcons Suffer £3.6m Loss in 2013-4...

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  • Saracens Coaching Staff Put Pen to Paper

    The entire Saracens coaching staff have extended Their contracts with The club until June 2014. Mark McCall (Director of Rugby), Andy Farrell (first team coach), Brendan Venter (technical director), Paul Gustard (defence and forwards coach), Alex Sanderson (forwards coach) and Dan Vickers (kicking coach) have all committed Their futures to The current champions of England. Sarcens did not comment on how much The contract extensions are worth.

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  • The Rugby Paper is No.1

    The Rugby Paper, The weekly Sunday newsPaper covering Rugby union from national teams and Premiership Rugby level down to grass roots, is today confirmed by The Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) as The number one Rugby union title in The UK and Ireland (based on actively purchased copy sales per year). The ABC confirms a weekly average sales figure of 17,792. This equates to approximately 925,000 actively purchased copies per year, nearly double that of The nearest competitor on an annualised b...

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