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  • Rhino Named as Official Supplier for 2013 Australia Tour

    Rhino, the world’s leading supplier of contact and training equipment for rugby, announced today that it has been appointed as an official supplier to The British & Irish Lions 2013 Australia Tour. As for the Lions 2009 Tour to South Africa, Rhino has moreover a dual role – the Somerset based company is to supply not only the training equipment the squad will use at each training venue in the UK & Ireland, Hong Kong and Australia, but also the official training ball and commemorative...

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  • Radio 5 Live's "Biggest Committment" To RL

    BBC Radio 5 Live is making its "biggest ever commitment to rugby league" after confirming a new programme dedicated to rugby league will be aired for the 2014 Super League and Challenge Cup season on its BBC Radio 5 Live sports extra station. Hosted by Dave Woods, ‘5 Live Rugby League’ will broadcast more than 70 Live commentary games on Thursday and Friday evenings on 5 Live sports extra with contributions from rugby league regulars George Riley and Stuart Pyke. There will also be news, i...

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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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  • Premiership Final to Air Live on talkSPORT

    talkSPORT has agreed a deal with Premiership Rugby to broadcast Live commentary of the Aviva Premiership semi-finals and final. All three matches will be broadcast Live on talkSPORT, either on air or online, with both semi finals taking place on Saturday 12 May and the highlight of the domestic rugby season, the Aviva Premiership final, played at Twickenham on Saturday 26 May. talkSPORT will also continue to provide Live reports from Aviva Premiership rugby games in the weeks leading up to the...

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  • RefCam debuts in Sky’s live Championship match

    RefCam will be trialled for the very first time in a Live rugby union match this weekend as part of Sky Sports’ Championship coverage. The technology, which allows Live footage recorded from a camera on the shirt of the referee to be shown to viewers, will make its debut in the fixture between Newcastle Falcons and London Scottish on Sky Sports 3 HD on Sunday at 3.15pm. Referee Matt Carley will be the first man to wear the new camera, which will be used to show close-ups of scrums in particula...

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  • Sky Sports to Screen Live Challenge Cup Action

    The Rugby Football League (RFL) have reached an agreement that will see Carnegie Challenge Cup fixtures broadcast Live by both Sky Sports and the BBC. For the first time in the competition’s history, Sky Sports are to screen ties from fourth, fifth and quarter-final rounds of this year’s tournament alongside the existing coverage on BBC1 and BBC2. Today’s announcement follows on from the RFL securing a lucrative new five-year contract that will see the Challenge Cup shown on BBC until the...

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  • RFU broadens horizons with live YouTube streaming

    Millions of people across the globe in countries outside the traditional rugby union heartlands can now watch all of England’s autumn internationals after the RFU decided to stream them Live on YouTube. The RFU started its partnership with YouTube earlier in the year and the latest move means the QBE Internationals are now available to fans in 28 more countries such as Spain, Sweden, Russia, the Netherlands, Portugal and even Andorra. That takes the total number of countries Live-streaming Eng...

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  • Wigan Claims World First In Live Streaming

    Wigan are claiming to be the first rugby club to stream Live pre-season matches online as they prepare to show the games against Hull KR and Salford City Reds on Wigan TV. The Warriors’ fixtures at MS3 Craven Park at 2pm on Sunday 13 January and at the Salford City Stadium at 8pm on Thursday 17 January will be available for fans to view real-time on any computer, tablet or mobile device with the internet. The club is using an outside broadcast company and the feed will be transmitted from one...

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  • Premiership Attendance Up 10%, TV Up 13%

    Figures released this week show that Aviva Premiership rugby has made significant strides forward in both attendances and Live TV audiences. Compared to last season (interrupted by RWC 2015), AP has seen crowds grow by an impressive 10% with more than 995,000 fans watching the competition up to and including round 12. Live TV audiences - on BT Sport - have grown by 13% compared to the same time last season. • AP attendances are up 10.1% this season; • The average AP gate is now 13,833;...

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  • Channel 4 To Show Wales Tour Games Free To Air

    Wales’ tour games against South Africa and Argentina next month will be available Live on free to air. Channel 4 recently announced a four-year deal from 2018/19 to broadcast nine Live matches each season of The Champions Cup and this summer’s international rugby rights adds to the channel’s rugby offering. Wales kick off their summer tour against the Springboks in Washington DC on June 2. They then travel south for back-to-back tests against the Pumas in San Juan on June 9, followed by Sa...

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