Richard Sweeney

  • Virgin Media And Premier Sports Row Continues

    ... it is not available on Virgin Media. The issue has become a frustrating one for many rugby league fans and the Parliamentary Rugby League Group has even written to Virgin Media in an attempt to resolve the matter in time for the World Cup kick-off. Richard Sweeney, general manager of Premier Sports, recently told Love Rugby League: "It was Virgin Media who first approached Premier Sports about going on the XL platform and withdrew from those discussions at the same time a deal for BT Sport was...

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  • RFU Makes Richard Hill Player Pathway Liaison Manager

    Former England flanker and Rugby World Cup winner Richard Hill has been appointed by the Rugby Football Union (RFU) as player pathway liaison manager. The consultancy position will see Hill play an important role with England’s international performance coaches to help identify, mentor and develop young players, between the ages of 15-19, both on and off the field. He will also liaise between the RFU's rugby executive staff and key external stakeholders of the governing body. The 41 year-old r...

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  • Peter Thomas - RFU

    The RFU have apppointed Peter Thomas as RFU Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Director which is a new position He will reporting direct to chief executive Francis Baron and head up a new integrated corporate communications and public affairs department within the RFU. Richard Prescott will take on the new role of England Teams Media Director with a remit to integrate our media and communications support across all England representative teams. Richard will report directly to Peter Thom...

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  • Cockerill Signs New Tigers Contract

    Leicester Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill has signed a new three-year contract with the Welford Road club. The former England hooker became Tigers head coach during the 2008/09 season and was named director of rugby in July 2010. He has led the club to Premiership Finals in each of his four seasons in charge, winning the title in 2009 and 2010, as well as taking the team to a Heineken Cup Final in 2009 and lifting the LV= Cup this season. Tigers chairman Peter Tom CBE said: “We are...

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  • RFL Chairman Moves to Wimbledon

    The Rugby Football League (RFL) have announced that their chairman, Richard Lewis (pictured) will be leaving at the end of April to take up the role of chief executive of The All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon. RFL chief executive Nigel Wood said: “It is my firm belief that history will record Richard’s stewardship of rugby league as a golden decade for the sport where considerable progress was achieved across all fronts. “He brought integrity, independence and credibility to eve...

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  • What Makes A Great Rugby Stadium

    iSportconnect take a look at what makes a great rugby stadium and what it takes to ensure that these buildings keep evolving. Paul Henry and Richard Breslin, from leading design firm Populous, give their expert opinion on many of the world's leading stadium's, including the ANZ Stadium in Sydney and the Etihad Stadium in Melbourne. Please click the link below to read the article: What Makes A Great Rugby Stadium  ...

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  • Holland Appointed New Blues CEO

    Richard Holland will replace Robert Norster as chief executive officer of the Cardiff Blues in the first week of January 2012. Speaking of the appointment the 38-year-old said, “I'm honoured, proud and excited to be appointed and the new chief executive officer of Cardiff Blues and am very much looking forward to starting in the new role in January.” “I’m very excited about the challenges that lie ahead with Cardiff Blues and taking over from Bob Norster, who has done a tremendous job. H...

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  • Richard Bryan Appointed New RPA Rugby Director

    Former Bath and Newport Gwent Dragons flanker Richard Bryan has been appointed as the new rugby director at The Rugby Players' Association (RPA), taking up the position vacated by David Barnes last month. Bryan, who also represented Bridgend and Leeds during his playing days, has been working as the player development manager at Bath and London Irish for the last three years and now makes the progression to RPA Rugby Director. RPA Group CEO Damian Hopley said: "As a lawyer who studied and qualif...

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  • Worcester Lure Palmer From Premiership Rugby

    Corin Palmer has been appointed as rugby operations director at Worcester Warriors. Palmer joins from his role as head of academies and development at Premiership Rugby. Worcester say his job will include performance management, Academy and player development, recruitment, financial management, administration, culture, discipline and player welfare duties. The announcement follows the appointments of Nigel Redman and Phil Vickery to the coaching staff at Sixways. Charlie Little, the Warriors' ma...

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  • Worcester Post Loss For Last Season

    Worcester Warriors made a pre-tax loss of approximately £5.2 million for the year ending 30 June 2015 when the club earned promotion from the Greene King IPA Championship. The loss was very similar to the previous year, according to figures from Companies House. However, WRFC Trading Ltd, recorded a turnover of £8.4m - up from £7.9m in the 2013/14 season. Results for this current season are expected to be much improved with increased gates, sponsorship and Premiership funding. Meanwhile, c...

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