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  • Larvin Plans "Rovers Revolution" despite Controversial Past

    ... spark celebration amongst fans. However, when confirming his interest to the Mail, he accepted some supporters may have concerns over his controversial business background, which led to a five-month spell in prison, and the threat of being extradited to Spain, earlier this year. That all centred around his involvement as a partner in Cashback Promotions, a company associated to a holiday timeshare business in Spain, from which almost £9m of clients' funds went missing, leading to accusations l...

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  • EU Demands Liberty Details

    Caught up in the European Commission's investigation into the public funding of professional sports clubs - especially top football clubs in Spain - SWANSEA Council has been asked to explain the funding arrangements at the Liberty Stadium.   South Wales Evening News has reported that officials have asked the council to supply details of a deal which has enabled Swansea City and the Ospreys to play there since 2005.   It was constructed by the council at a cost of £27 million.   Now both club...

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  • 7s Hosts Get In Line

    ... an interest to tender for IRB Sevens World Series 2015/16 is: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, England, Fiji, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, USA and Wales. The list of unions that have expressed an interest to tender for Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 is: England, Fiji, Hong Kong, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa...

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  • Heineken Cup facts

    With the encouragement of ERC, clubs have started to move home quarter-finals to bigger venues. Biarritz have played at San Sebastian in Spain, Munster at Lansdowne Road, Leicester at the Walkers Stadium etc. That trend has now moved into the Pool stages. This season Cardiff moved their match against Gloucester to the Millennium Stadium, (attendance 27,114) Toulouse moved their fixture with Bath to Le Stadium (attendance 32,000), Stade Francais hosted Harlequins at the Stade de France (76,569),...

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  • Newcastle To Host European Finals In 2019

    ... 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’s bid. 2018 finals will be staged at Athletic Bilbao's San Mamés Stadium...

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  • RFU broadens horizons with live YouTube streaming

    ... 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 England matches or showing them on television to over 160 and the RFU’s chief commercial officer Sophie Goldschmidt s...

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  • Grenoble Enlist Tinder For Ticket Promotion

    ... seems really good for us because we got a cool and fun image reaching new social users.” While Grenoble appear to be the first sports club to use Tinder to reach out to its fans, they are not the first sports team to use a dating platform. Getafe, in Spain’s La Liga football competition, launched their own dating app Getafinder - fans with the app can use it in and around the stadium in order to meet someone....

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  • Heineken Cup Meeting Makes Progress

    ... principle that after next season the Heineken Cup should be reduced from 24 teams to 20 with the spare four taking part in an enhanced Amlin Challenge Cup. There would also be a third tournament for teams from tier-two nations such as Russia, Romania, Spain and Georgia. The 20 teams in the Heineken Cup would be made up of the top six in that previous season's Aviva Premiership, Top 14 and RaboDirect Pro 12 with the profits shared equally by the three leagues. The other two places would not go t...

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  • Rugby Europe Launches Live TV Streaming Site

    ... It is our first step towards increasing visibility and understanding of the dimension and the real potential of rugby in Europe. "Rugbyeurope.tv allows us to give countries of the Rugby Europe Championship (ENC1A) including Georgia, Romania, Russia, Spain, Portugal and Germany pan European level exposure alongside the RBS 6 Nations. Post Rugby World Cup and pre Rio Olympics, is an exciting time for the sport and we need to capitalise on these opportunities both on and off the field for all our...

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  • Knock-On Effect

    ... KooGa, Under Armour and adidas hoping to benefit from what has been a declining market during the past few years.Replica shirts generated close to £30 million worth of sales in the big five European countries in 2010 (Great Britain, France, Germany, Spain and Italy), a figure that’s been on the slide since 2008. Nearly three out of four replica shirts were sold in Great Britain, making it by far the biggest European market ahead of France. For the remainder of the article please visit: http:...

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