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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  • EPCR Move HQ To Lausanne

    European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) is relocating its headquarters an hour south to the Swiss city of Lausanne - the capital of the sports administration community - from its current base in Neuchatel. All EPCR staff will transfer permanently to new offices on Boulevard de Grancy in the heart of the city in July. With matches taking place in 13 different countries, and with the Continental Shield offering valuable opportunities for newer markets, EPCR are looking to continue to enlarge the f...

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  • RDA Win Champions Cup TV Distribution Rights

    RDA has secured the global rights from EPCR for the broadcast distribution of European club Rugby matches and highlights for the next four years until the end of the 2021/22 season. The agreement, which excludes the UK, Ireland, France and the USA, will develop the reach and engagement of EPCR’s flagship tournament, the Champions Cup. With the Challenge Cup also included in the deal, in the region of 100 top-class matches per season will be available to be broadcast to European Rugby’s inter...

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  • Newcastle To Host "The Big One" At St James' Park

    ... 2015, has hosted three Super League Magic Weekends and will be the venue for the 2019 European Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals. St James’ Park will stage the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals, with Kingston Park Stadium hosting the European Rugby Continental Shield final on the weekend of 10th/11th May 2019. As well as offering a day of top-class sporting entertainment The Big One will also raise funds and awareness for Doddie Weir’5 Discretionary Trust, following the recent MND...

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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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  • Pumas And Griquas To Join Anglo-Welsh Cup?

    South African Rugby are preparing for further participation in international club competitions after announcing last week that the Mpumalanga and Griqualand West Rugby unions had been identified as the preferred candidates to assume places should inter-Continental opportunities arise. South African Rugby already fields teams in the southern hemisphere Super Rugby competition and the European-centred PRO14 and there have been reports previously that two South African teams could join the Anglo-We...

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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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  • Steve Gill Resigns As Cas CEO

    Castleford Tigers CEO, Steve Gill has resigned and will be standing down from his role on May 31st. He said: “It has been a privilege, and an honour to serve the club who I have supported since boyhood, and together we have shared some special moments over the past five years. The club itself is possibly in the best position both financially and structurally I have ever known it, and credit must go to everyone involved at the club, for their hard work and commitment in achieving what seemed l...

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