Rugby Continental Shield

  • Newcastle To Host European Finals In 2019

    Newcastle will stage European Rugby’s showpiece weekend in May 2019 – a year later than they had been intending - when the European Champions Cup, Challenge Cup and newly re-named, European Rugby Continental Shield* (Challenge Cup Qualifying Competition) finals are held in the city. The 2018 finals were awarded to Bilbao in Spain, with tournament organisers European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) deciding to make an early decision regarding the 2019 finals based on the strength of Newcastle...

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  • Expansion Plans At Kingston Park

    ... changing facilities. The planning statement said: “Attendance at Newcastle Falcons games has been steadily increasing and the proposed development will ensure the stadium facilities will accommodate supporters. “The Newcastle Falcons will be hosting the Rugby Continental Shield final in 2019 as part of a weekend of Rugby in the city which includes the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals at St James’ Park. “Newcastle Falcons currently has the smallest Rugby ground capacity out of the...

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  • Warrington Post £250k Loss For 2016

    Warrington Wolves recorded a loss of more than £250,000 for the 2016 season. In accounts registered by Warrington Sports Holdings Ltd. the club posted pre-tax losses of £262,708 reported the Warrington Guardian. It is the first time since the 2011 season that Warrington Wolves have made a pre-tax loss. The club enjoyed a successful year on the pitch in 2016, winning the League Leaders Shield and reaching both the Super League Grand Final and the Challenge Cup Final. Turnover increased from £6...

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  • Allianz Park Achieves Record Bar Sales

    Saracens have revealed that a record bar sales total was taken during their 23-15 win against The Sharks at Allianz Park on Saturday. The Premiership leaders were playing the Super XV side from Durban for the inaugural Sanlam Private Investments Shield and, with an almost capacity crowd in attendance, a total of over £60,000 was taken behind the bars around the ground. That equates to 15,000 pints at an average price of £4 per pint and stadium director Gordon Banks said many of the 9,298 fan...

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  • Super League Prize Money Doubled For 2015

    Prize money for the leaders of the First Utility Super League is being doubled for 2015. St Helens pocketed just £50,000 for finishing top of the table in 2014 but the first winners of the league leaders' Shield under the new structure will receive a cheque for £100,000. The clubs voted to change the prize money in order to reward consistency throughout the regular season and Super League general manager Blake Solly said it was important to make sure finishing first is more rewarding than ev...

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  • Super League Restructuring Decisions To Wait

    Any changes to Super League's format will not be made until the end of the season say Press Association reports after a meeting of club stakeholders this week. League chiefs met with club representatives at Haydock Park on Wednesday to discuss a number of potential tweaks for the 2018 campaign. It is understood this included the awarding of the League Leaders' Shield after 23 rounds, rather than the current 30, and the resetting of points tallies for the Super 8s stage of the competition. In the...

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  • Lions Return In RLIF Four-Year Programme

    A combined Great Britain touring side will return in 2019 as part of a new four-year calendar agreed by the RLIF in Sydney this week. The four-year cycle, beginning in 2018, will include a New Zealand tour to Europe and an Emerging Nations championship in 2018, followed by a Lions Tour to the southern hemisphere in 2019, and a Kangaroos Tour to Europe in 2020. The Kangaroos Tour will feature at least three test matches against England and one against France. The final year of the next cycle, 202...

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  • Crusaders Seek New Owners

    North Wales Crusaders are looking for new owners after former CEO and majority shareholder Jamie Thomas stepped down. The Kingstone Press League 1 club get their 2016 campaign underway on March 6 and a statement has been issued revealing that the board is “willing and able to make available a meaningful shareholding, which could, in the right circumstances, be a majority or controlling interest”. The club was established in 2011 after the demise of the former Super League club with the same...

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  • O2 Continue Leigh Centurions Partnership

    Kingstone Press Championship winners Leigh Centurions have announced the renewal of their sponsorship with telecommunications company O2. The partnership extension will see the O2 logo continue on the front of the Centurions' home and away shirts as well as on a range of merchandise, with the 2015 season being the second that O2 take on the main sponsor's title with the club. Leigh head of Rugby Derek Beaumont said: "The association with O2 Leigh and such a powerful brand is exactly the type of...

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  • Bulls In Trouble, Green Rejects Talk Of Administration

    Bradford Bulls chairman Marc Green has played down fears that the club is heading for another spell in administration. The Bulls are reeling from their failure to reach the Super 8s Qualifiers, having finished outside the top four in the Kingstone Press Championship, and earlier this week announced the resignation of managing director Steve Ferres. Ferres is said to have been involved in Rugby league for 45 years as a player and an administrator, having held office at York City Knights, Wakefiel...

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