Professional Game Agreement

  • Judge Blackett To Chair PGB

    ... look forward to working with our partners at Premiership Rugby, the Greene King IPA Championship and the RPA to ensure the strength of the domestic Professional Game and England international teams for the future” The PGB was formed in 2008 out of the Professional Game Agreement between the RFU and Premiership Rugby and the individual clubs. Its remit is to monitor and manage all issues to do with playing Professional rugby in England, ranging from season structure to player welfare.  ...

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  • RRW To Rebrand As Pro Rugby Wales

    Regional Rugby Wales (RRW) will be renamed as part of its strategy to strengthen the development and performance of the Professional Game in Wales. Pro Rugby Wales will now replace RRW as the name of the organisation that leads and protects Welsh regional rugby’s interests inside and outside Wales as a clear reflection of its future vision and strategy. Having signed the Rugby Services Agreement (RSA) with the WRU at the end of August and with a new European tournament structure underway, Pro...

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  • SARU & MyPlayers Agree R90m Per Year To Keep More Players At Home

    The South African Rugby Union has approved a new funding model for Professional rugby players designed to encourage more players to see out their careers in South Africa. The increase in funding - from R25m (£1.1m) to R90m (£3.96m) per annum (in addition to Springbok contracts and match fees) was approved by the General Council last week as part of the 2016 SARU budget. The new arrangement secures the collective image rights of all South African Professional rugby players for use by their empl...

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  • International Players Union Moves HQ To Dublin

    The International Rugby Players Association (IRPA) has entered into an Agreement with World Rugby that gives Professional rugby union players a stronger voice in the Game and sees the organisation relocate to Dublin to work closely with rugby’s governing body. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) covers a four-year Agreement running from 2017 – 2020 and ensures players will be represented and consulted on key issues and decisions affecting the Professional players and the future of the Game...

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  • Championship Clubs Sign New Five-Year Deal With RFU

    The Greene King IPA Championship clubs have agreed a new five-year deal with the Rugby Football Union (RFU) that will see the amount of central funding they receive increase. The new Agreement, which replaces the final year of the current deal and begins ahead of the 2015/16 season before running until 2019/20, requires clubs to allocate a percentage of funding to developing their facilities and is designed to further enhance the second tier of Professional rugby. The RFU will now contribute tow...

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  • ARU Creates New Salary Cap

    The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) and Rugby Union Players Association (RUPA) have reached an Agreement to cut test match fees will by 23 per cent as well as introduce a brand new salary cap for the country's Super Rugby sides. The changes mean that Wallaby players will receive $10,000 per Game instead of $13,100 over the next four years and the five Super Rugby teams will now have to operate under a $5 million salary cap. Bill Pulver, ARU chief executive, insists that the changes were absolutely...

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  • Wolfpack Fly With Air Transat

    Air Transat and The Toronto Wolfpack have announced a three year sponsorship Agreement which will see Air Transat become the Toronto Wolfpack's official airline partner, with the airline providing round trip flights for all visiting clubs and additional flights as needed each season. Air Transat will feature on the front and back of the Toronto Wolfpack home and away kits. The partnership will also see signage at both Manchester Airport and at the Lamport Stadium in Toronto, along with advertise...

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  • Relegated London Welsh Reach Premiership Funding Agreement

    London Welsh have reached an Agreement with Premiership Rugby (PRL) over a settlement on current funding issues. The Exiles were promoted to the Premiership at the beginning of this season but have lost every Game so far and their relegation back to the Championship was confirmed a few weeks ago. The club had argued the odds of top flight survival are stacked against newly-promoted sides, citing a financial disparity and calling for "a level playing field" in funding. Director Stephen Cole had c...

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  • Tigers Head To America As New Professional League Gathers Pace

    The National Rugby Football League (NRFL) in America has announced it has reached an Agreement with Leicester Tigers to play the NRFL 'Rough Riders' in the first Professional major league rugby Game in the U.S. The match will be played during Leicester's pre-season on Saturday 1st August 2015 with the host city and stadium to be announced prior to the NRFL's Player Combine in Los Angeles in January 2015. The Rough Riders will be a composite team of elite American athletes that have been recruite...

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  • WRU At Odds With Regions

    The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) and the country’s four regions are at loggerheads over the remit of the Professional Regional Game Board and the situation regarding centrally contracted players. A lengthy statement from the WRU released on Sunday 31 March has precipitated a feisty exchange of messages between the regions and the governing body in the media, which demonstrates just how wide the gulf between the two parties currently is. The initial WRU statement accused the regions of interpreting...

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