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  • PNG To Co-Host 2017 RLWC

    Australian media have rePorted that Papua New Guinea is to help stage the 2017 Rugby League World Cup after being awarded co-hosting rights along with Australia and New Zealand. In a first for the rugby league-mad nation, PNG will host three pool matches in Port Moresby after the country's government poured $1.4 billion into establishing state-of-the-art facilities, including three brand new stadiums and several hotels. "Our aim is to make this Rugby League World Cup the most accessible and fan-...

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  • Neath RFC Face Winding Up Order Over £60k Debt

    Neath Port Talbot Council is seeking a winding up order against Neath Rugby Club for unpaid rates and other debts totalling £60,000, according to the South Wales Evening Post. The authority has confirmed that it has been granted a liability order by the courts for the "totality of a long-standing business rates debt". Club chairman Geraint Hawkes told the Post there was an "ongoing appeal" which was being conducted by the valuation tribunal service against the level of business rates it had fac...

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  • Greene King To Continue As Quins' Official Beer

    Greene King has renewed its sponsorship deal with Harlequins, meaning that the cask ale brand will remain as the club's official beer until the end of the 2016/17 season. Greene King has been involved at Quins for a decade now, having first partnered with the club in 2003, and on-trade sales director Jo Parks says the sponsorship agreement is an imPortant part of the company's plans. "Rugby union is enjoying a growing international profile and that will only increase with the 2015 Rugby World...

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  • Disappointing Crowds In Philadelphia And Port Elizabeth

    Match attendance is always an accurate indication of current demand. But, administrators from Premiership and PRO14 were left to defend disappointing gates in Philadelphia and Port Elizabeth this week with only visions of potential future growth to console. Newcastle played Saracens at the Talen Energy Stadium in Philadelphia filling only 6,271 of the 18,500 available seats. A similar, competitive AP fixture between London Irish and Saracens had attracted to almost 15,000 to Red Bull Arena in Ne...

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  • Davies Calls For WRU Dignity To Be Restored

    The Welsh Rugby Union comfortably won a vote of no confidence called at an emergency general meeting of clubs in Port Talbot on Sunday but one of its most senior and respected members admitted that a tarnished reputation needed to be restored, The Guardian has rePorted.   Gerald Davies, the former Wales and Lions wing who is on the WRU’s board of directors and sits on the International Rugby Board, shocked the delegates at the meeting when he took the floor during the no-confidence motion whi...

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  • Cuddy's Warning Shots to WRU

    Wales Online have rePorted that, with the Welsh Rugby Union holding its annual general conference in Port Talbot on Sunday, Mike Cuddy, a non-exec director of Ospreys, has made a timely warning that regional rugby is staring down the barrel. The former Ospreys chief, speaking in a personal capacity, has urged delegates from member clubs to grill the union and push for a debate. ​In a strongly-worded statement, Cuddy: questions whether the WRU has a plan to help the regions; raises the spect...

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  • Mixed Returns For RLWC 2017 As NZ & PNG Host Sell-Outs And TV Figures Impress

    ... far. The previous weeks’ crowd of 18,156 for the Samoa-Tonga match at the same venue exceeded the 17,857 fans who watched New Zealand’s 38-8 defeat of Samoa at Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland the week before. The Oil Search National Football Stadium in Port Moresby, PNG has seen three sell-out crowds (capacity 25,000) at the venue hosting each of the home nation’s victorious pool games. Chief executive Andrew Hill was thrilled with how fans in New Zealand and PNG have supPorted the tournament...

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  • Sport Wales Allocates Wales RL A Performance Boost For RLWC

    ... and help increase participation levels beyond the current 1,600 club players. We feel we are doing that and the sPort is making good progress.”  Opening 2017 Rugby League World Cup Games:  28th October        Papua New Guinea v Wales     Port Moresby, PNG  5th November       Fiji v Wales                            Townsville, Australia 12th November    Wales v Ireland                       Perth, Australia SPort Wales Annual Investment Levels int...

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  • WRU Schedules Extraordinary General Meeting

    The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) have scheduled an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) after a campaign led by David Moffett forced the governing body into action. Clubs are being invited to send delegates to the EGM on Sunday 15th June in Port Talbot after the former WRU chief executive Moffett took up the cause of the clubs, who were rePortedly angry at plans to restructure the National League. The WRU confirmed it had received 43 written applications from clubs to hold the EGM, with the PRO12 reg...

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  • EPRU’s UK-Based Saviour Unmasked

    The UK saviour of South Africa’s Eastern Province Rugby Union (EPRU) has rePortedly been revealed to be a bankrupt businessman with an unregistered company and false business address. London-based sPorts marketing company Integrated SPort was recently revealed as the union’s new sponsor when the EPRU handed a business plan to the High Court in Port Elizabeth in order to avoid liquidation. It was rePorted that Integrated SPort would invest R20 million (£921,570) per year into the EPRU for th...

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