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  • Players Poll Reveals Exodus Fears In Rugby League

    Three quarters of Super League players are considering leaving the competition for the NRL or rugby union – and over a third have dealt with depression. Those are just two of the startling statistics revealed by the first ever poll of top flight players in this country, carried out by Rugby League World and players association 1eague3. Other head-turning results include the fact that a staggering 97 per cent of those polled believe that the Sport in this country is not well enough marketed –...

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  • Vickery Gets into Coaching

    Cinderford RFC have announced that former England rugby union captain, Phil Vickery, has been appointed as a coaching consultant with immediate affect and will join the coaching team headed up by director of rugby, Andy Deacon. Commenting on his new role, Vickery said: “I am really looking forward to the challenge at Cinderford and being part of a professional, Proper rugby club. I have been out of the game for over a year now and this role gives me a chance to get back into rugby, which I lov...

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  • South Wales Scorpions Considering Arms Park Move

    Speculation is growing regarding a possible move by the South Wales Scorpions to the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park after a successful one-off fixture at the stadium for the rugby league side last week. 486 were in attendance in the Welsh capital as the Scorpions claimed a late win over London Skolars and fans were invited to offer their thoughts on the day via the club's Facebook account, with the Scorpions responding by saying that plans were afoot to take at least more than one game to the ground...

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  • Commercial Rights in Rugby

    Clarke Willmott LLP, a law firm which ranks in the top three in the country for delivering specialist advice to the Sports industry domestically and internationally tackle the issue of commercial rights in rugby. This is the second of a series of articles provided by Clarke Willmott for Running Rugby: Over 80,000 fans watched Saracens play Harlequins this weekend at Wembley. Although admittedly that game offered a stage to the two teams currently riding high in the Aviva Premiership, that one at...

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  • Six Clubs Block Vote On RFL’s Restructure

    The RFL’s plans to change the structure of domestic rugby league competitions from 2015 onwards have suffered a setback after six clubs refused to vote on proposals to cut the number of clubs in Super League from 14 to 12. Officials from Catalan Dragons, Huddersfield Giants, Hull FC, Hull Kingston Rovers, Warrington Wolves and Wigan Warriors walked out of the meeting, meaning that a vote could not be taken. The complaints from those clubs centred around the view that any debate on change shoul...

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  • Headingley To Host 2014 Championships Finals

    The Rugby Football League (RFL) has revealed that the 2014 Kingstone Press Championships Finals Day will be staged at Headingley Carnegie Stadium in Leeds on Sunday 5 October. Three title-deciding matches will take place on the day: the Kingstone Press Championship Grand Final, the Kingstone Press Championship One Grand Final, the winners of which will be promoted to the Championship, and the National Conference Challenge Trophy Final. It will be the second time the Championships Finals Day has...

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  • Tony Rowe - The Chief of the Chiefs

    Tony Rowe doesn’t let the grass grow under his feet. The man behind Exeter’s rise into the elite of English rugby manages to be chief executive and chairman of the Chiefs, in addition to chairing telecommunications giant South West Communications and two other companies, while also finding time to indulge in his passion for motorcycling and vintage fire engines. Rowe became Exeter’s chairman in 1998 when the club was restructured in an attempt to exploit the move to professionalism. The cl...

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  • "RL Media Volume Has Risen, But Reach Has Not"

    ... live stream England’s mid-season Test against Samoa to a paying audience. While that may not have had the success desired, Bradford Bulls have jumped on the bandwagon and sorted their own broadcasting deal. “The League 1 club has partnered up with Proper Sport to provide a live stream of all their games this season, broadcast on Facebook. The early results have been enormously encouraging. A staggering 130,000 unique viewers have watched all or part of the broadcast. He concludes: “Ultima...

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  • Bulls Joint Chairman Leaves Club

    Bradford Bulls have announced that new joint chairman Ryan Whitcut has stepped down from his role and left the club. Whitcut became the general manager in 2012 and his departure leaves Mark Moore as chairman with board members Ian Watt, Andrew Calvert and CEO Robbie Hunter-Paul also still involved at the club Whitcut reportedly failed to meet the requirements of the Rugby Football League’s fit and Proper persons test and it is rumoured that he didn’t meet the criteria because of an involve...

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  • Tributes Paid To Bradford's Bates

    Tributes have been paid to former Bradford Bulls chairman Jack Bates, who passed away on Sunday aged 94. Bates played a key role in many years of cointinued success until he stepped down from the board of directors back in 2010, after 35 years of service. He was hugely influencial in the recruitment of Robbie Hunter-Paul back in 1994 and the current chief executive has paid tribute to the man on the Bulls website, describing him as a gentleman. “It is with great sadness to hear of the passing...

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