Rob Burgess

  • Rugby's Top 10 Earners Revealed

    The Association of Accounting Technicians have published a list of who they believe to be the current top 10 best paid players in rugby union, with Dan Carter reportedly set to earn more than double at Racing 92 what Leigh Halfpenny takes home at Toulon. While useful as a comparative guide, the report does not divulge whether the figures are from an official source, whether they include international earnings and off-field income as well as club salary or to which specific time period they refer...

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  • Get Behind RLWC2013

    Here, The Independent, looks at the Rugby League World Cup and whether or not the event will sink or swim. According to many, little has been done to publicise the event. Had it not been for the inclusion of the three Burgess brothers in the England squad, Ashling O'Connor claims she may not have known that the tournament was on but she is urging people up and down the country to get involved and back the tournament. Will the tournament be a success? Only time will tell but here is some food...

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  • Rugby League World Club Series A Missed Opportunity?

    February marked the beginning of the inaugural rugby league World Club Series that saw the expansion of the previous World Club Challenge, where the reigning Super League and National Rugby League (NRL) champions faced off to determine the best club in the world. In the new series, three sides from each league faced off on three consecutive nights to decide which league was the strongest. However, while the action on the pitch saw the Australians claim a three-nil whitewash – culminating in a...

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  • RFL Chief Targets £28m Turnover Increase

    Rugby Football League (RFL) chief executive Nigel Wood has unveiled a seven-year plan to increase the game's turnover, the number of spectators watching the game by 700,000 and for England to win the 2017 World Cup. Outlining the RFL's strategy up to 2021, Wood said that he wants to see crowds rise from 2.3million a year to 3million, the game's turnover to go up from £118million to £146million and an increase in television viewers of 5million to 22million. He also set a target of acquiring nea...

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  • BBC Wrap Up RWC Radio Rights

    The BBC has secured live radio commentary rights for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. BBC radio will be the only place to hear live radio match commentary in full in the UK, starting with the opening match between England and Fiji. "We're really pleased to be able to offer fans extensive commentary and coverage of Rugby World Cup 2015 across BBC radio and mobile output, giving audiences across the UK access to a wealth of content wherever they are," said Richard Burgess, head of radio sport at the BBC....

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  • Great Britain To Take On Wallabies In Cross Code Game

    The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) team have reportedly agreed to play the Great Britain Rugby League side in a one-off contest in England next year. According to Rugby Gold in Australia, the game is to be played on 6 December 2014 at Wembley stadium and is expected to be a sell-out, with more than 90,000 fans making their way to Wembley to watch the likes of Israel Folau and Quade Cooper take on a rugby league side that could include NRL based players Sam Burgess, Sam Tomkins and Gareth Widdop....

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  • James Grant Group Acquires Waterton Limited

    ... stable of clients. JGG is based in Chiswick and the acquisition of Waterton Limited will enhance the their geographical reach. Derwyn Jones will join the UK sports board of JGG as director of global rugby with immediate effect in a move that also sees Rob Burgess appointed to the role of managing director – UK rugby. Jones said: "I’m delighted to have joined James Grant, their culture and values very much mirror my own and their service offering in key areas such as brand endorsement, digit...

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  • Behind the brand - Puma

    WHO ARE THEY? Puma are one of the world’s leading sports/lifestyle brands. Their aim is to ‘fuse fashion with sports performance and be at the forefront of both those categories’.   WHAT'S THE HISTORY? Rudi Dassler worked for his brother Adi, founder of adidas, before setting up his own company in Herzogenaurach, Germany in 1948 which became Puma.   WHO'S THE BOSS? Jochen Zeitz, who was a former marketing executive at Colgate-Palmolive Co. Zeitz became Puma's marketing chief in 1991 and...

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  • World Club Challenge Expanded

    The annual World Club Challenge in rugby league has been expanded to six teams ahead of next year's tournament, which will be hosted in England in February 2015. The annual clash between the First Utility Super League champions and the Telstra NRL winners from Australia and New Zealand will take place in England, with the two grand final winners to be joined by two other clubs from each competition. The renamed World Club Series will be played in the UK over three days from Friday 20 February...

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  • Fox Sports Reveals Top NRL Salaries

    Using reported figures, including third party agreements and the marquee player allowance, Fox Sports’ NRL360 in Australia has compiled and published a list of the top 10 highest paid players in the NRL at the moment. North Queensland superstar Johnathan Thurston headlines the list, earning a reported Aus $1.2 million (£624k or €800k) a season. While Thurston’s marketability will see him snare top spot as the game’s biggest earner moving into 2018, remarkably new Parramatta recruit Ki...

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