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  • Police Raid FFR Offices And Laporte's Home

    The heat has been turned up on the investigation into alleged conflict of interest at the FFR after Police raided the Federation’s offices in Marcoussis, Paris on Tuesday this week. The home of FFR president Bernard Laporte was also searched by order of the national financial prosecutors office according to L'Equipe newspaper. Laporte has denied allegations he influenced the rugby federation's appeals process to reduce a fine to be paid by Montpelier, the club owned by Mohed Altrad with whom L...

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  • RWC Fans Fall Victim As Ticket Fraud Revenue Grows By 55%

    Online ticket fraud revenue has risen by 55 per cent in the space of a year, driven by scams targeting fans of Premier League football and the Rugby World Cup, the BBC has reported. The amount lost to online ticket fraud rose to £5.2m in the year to the end of October, compared with £3.35m a year earlier, Police said. Major events, such as the Rugby World Cup, led to the rise in cases. Fans aged in their 20s are most likely to buy fake or bogus tickets online. Police raised concerns that the...

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  • Toms To Stand Down From Millennium Job

    Millennium Stadium manager Gerry Toms is leaving the post, having overseen events at the Cardiff venue since 2002.The former Police officer has steered the stadium through the 2007 Rugby World Cup, FA Cup and Carling Cup Finals, and in 2012 co-ordinated the hosting of the first event of the London 2012 Olympic Games - women's football."Joining the Millennium Stadium from the chief position at South Wales Police, Gerry brought a unique insight and experience to the role and he will no doubt leave...

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  • Neath Chairman Geraint Hawkes Arrested

    The chairman of Neath Rugby Club has been arrested on suspicion of fraud and money laundering. Media in Wales have reported that Geraint Hawkes and another man were arrested after a number of warrants were executed as part of an ongoing fraud investigation. It has also been reported that a third person, a 73-year-old female, is helping the Police with their inquiries. A spokesman for Gwent Police, on behalf of the Wales Regional Asset Recovery Team, said: "As part of an ongoing complex fraud inv...

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  • Deuchars Renews Partnership With Scotland Rugby League

    Scotland's top division of rugby league will be renamed the Deuchars IPA National League, after Scotland Rugby League agreed a new four-year deal with the Caledonian brewery. The deal also includes jersey sponsorship of Scotland's national team, the continuation of a deal which saw Deuchers' logos appear on Scotland's kit at last year's Rugby League World Cup. Scotland Rugby League performance manager Ollie Cruickshank said: “Rugby League is a growing sport in Scotland and Deuchars' support wi...

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  • Bogus 6N Hospitality Merchants Disappear

    More than 80 people that bought Six Nations rugby hospitality tickets from an unauthorised seller have lost out on thousands of pounds. Which? revealed that a firm calling itself ‘Elite Sports Hospitality’ charged more than £10,000 for corporate boxes at Twickenham stadium. The bogus company then ‘cancelled’ the tickets and reportedly disappeared with the money. The incident has been reported to Action Fraud, who have reportedly passed on the case to Bedfordshire Police. Which? reports...

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  • Scotland RL Chairman Hits Out At RFL Funding Cut

    Scotland Rugby League chairman Keith Hogg has criticised the Rugby Football League (RFL) for its decision to withdraw funding completely from the sport in Scotland. News of the funding cut came during the Scotland versus New Zealand match in the Rugby League World Cup quarter final and it means that the governing body north of the border has lost its permanent staff in the shape of Mark and Susan Senter, who have been at the heart of Scottish rugby league. In a statement, Hogg said: "On behalf...

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  • Dodson Positive About Scottish Rugby’s Future

    Scottish Rugby chief executive Mark Dodson speaks to BBC Scotland's Brian McLauchlin during Scotland's tour to South Africa. Please click here to watch the video interview on the BBC website...

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  • Scotland Sign Three-Year Rights Deal With Pitch

    Scottish Rugby has announced that it has awarded its global broadcast rights to sports marketing agency Pitch International for three seasons. The deal grants Pitch the exclusive right to distribute home Scotland autumn test matches in 2014, 2016 and 2017 around the world. Scottish Rugby director of commercial operations, communications and public affairs Dominic McKay said: "Pitch International's vast expertise in the sports rights market and enthusiasm for taking Scotland games around the worl...

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  • BBC To Broadcast Japan v Scotland Series

    The BBC has bought the rights to broadcast Scotland’s two-Test summer series against Japan next month. The matches at Toyota Stadium in Toyota City on Saturday June 18 and Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo on Saturday June 25 will both kick off at 11.20am and be broadcast live and free-to-air on BBC Two Scotland and online on the BBC Sport website. Scotland’s fixtures, both of which are being staged at venues due to be used at the 2019 World Cup, are the only summer internationals involving the hom...

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