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  • Bown Replaces Long As WRU Head Of Performance Analysis

    Rhodri Bown has been promoted to head of performance analysis at the WRU to replace Rhys Long, who is leaving to take up a role with the Football Association. Marc Kinnaird, who worked alongside the national squad in 2009 and 2013, joins Bown and Andrew Hughes from the WRU national academy to complete the team of three analysts. Long, who joined the WRU from Wasps in 2007 and has been part of three Six Nations title-winning teams and two Grand Slams-winning teams, is joining the FA as its head o...

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  • Core Contracts for Wales Sevens

    The Welsh Rugby Union has signed up 12 core sevens players for the forthcoming campaign which kicks off next Friday in Australia. This is the first time the Welsh Rugby Union has contracted core players to play specific tournaments throughout the year. The introduction of core contracts means players are committed to sevens as their chosen rugby avenue. Those associated with a region or club will be available for selection firstly for any upcoming sevens tournament, illustrating the major commit...

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  • WRU Continue Partnership with Dove

    The Welsh Rugby Union has signed a title sponsorship deal with Dove Men+Care™ for the four-Test autumn international series of matches at the Millennium Stadium in a major expansion of the link with the skincare brand. The Test matches in November against Argentina (Nov 10), Samoa (Nov 16), New Zealand (Nov 24), and Australia (Dec 1) will now be called the Dove Men Series. Dove Men+Care™ partnered with the WRU as title sponsors for the 2011 Summer series of matches and came on board again fo...

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  • Cardiff Blues Partner With Land Rover And Introduce iBeacon Technology To Arms Park Experience

    Cardiff Blues have agreed a three-year deal for Land Rover to become the new principal partner. It is the first time Land Rover has directly supported the game in Wales. In the UK, the car manufacturer is currently the official vehicle partner of Premiership Rugby, the main club partner of Wasps and title sponsor of the UK grassroots rugby programme the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup. Cardiff Blues chief executive Richard Holland said: "Everyone at Cardiff Blues is incredibly excited by the ne...

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  • Anaylse this

    Analysis of rugby games has developed from statistics about metres gained or tackles into a cutting-edge technology that is changing the face of the sport. JULIAN CRABTREE reports   Ten years ago the rugby analyst was happy sitting in a tiny backroom, lit only by a VCR and TV, concentrating on a grainy video tape and manually recording the action. How times have changed. Today all Premiership clubs have at least one full-time analyst, while many employ whole teams to cover every aspect of the g...

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  • Getting Shirty with Designs on Big Sales

    Rugby shirts come in all kinds of looks and sizes, but how does the profusion of polyester come into being?A rugby shirt means different things to different people…To fans it is an expression of their identity as followers of their beloved club or country, to players it binds the team together while providing some comfort under severe conditions, while the marketing and women see it as a moving billboard for clubs and sponsors.With this variety of stakeholders in the shirt, the process to the...

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  • Union in Numbers - Dan Jones

    Rugby union is among a clutch of professional sports that have grown exponentially in commercial terms over the past two decades. With vast sums flowing in, and out, the balance sheets have become almost as familiar as the score sheets and the need for professional analysis by clubs, leagues, governing bodies and the media has seen the emergence of sports business specialists with a knowledge base developed at heavyweight financial services companies.Dan Jones leads the sports business group at...

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