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  • New RL Business Club Launches

    A new Business network, The Rugby League Business Network, has been created with a focus on rugby league and bringing people together through their passion for the Sport. The Rugby League Business Network is free to join and open to all and will hold events and activities suited to the Business community – from seminars and networking receptions to dinners and tables and boxes at major rugby league events. Launching the network, founder Mark Ramsdale said: “The Rugby League Business Networ...

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  • Victor Ubogu Talks Life After Rugby

    former England international Victor Ubogu talks to The Rugby Business Network about the transition from rugby player to Business man. The ex Bath prop set up VU Ltd in 2004 after retiring from the Sport and has since made it into a major global VIP corporate hospitality, travel and tickets Sporting events company. Please click here to watch the video on The Rugby Business Network…...

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  • Emerging Markets Threat To Irish RWC Bid?

    Ireland's potential bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup could face a significant challenge from some of the Sport's emerging markets. Sport for Business reported this week on comments made by representitives of two major rugby sponsors in Heineken and Jaguar Land Rover at the IRB World Rugby ConfEx in London in which they spoke positively about the future of major rugby events in emerging markets such as the USA or Brazil. Tim Ellerton of Heineken said: "The continued growth of rugby into new m...

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  • iSportconnect Launch Rugby Business Show

    iSportconnect have launched their new monthly Rugby Business Show on the video section of their website. Every third Monday of the month, Stephen Baines, the former chief executive officer of the IRB, will host a short panel interview as he discuss the state of the Sport from a Business perspective with two guests. The first installment saw Wasps chief operating officer Jeremy Wilton and sponsorship and marketing consultant with Millharbour Marketing Sophie Morris discuss topics including women'...

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  • Ricoh Campaign Focuses On Rugby's People, Processes And Technology

    Premiership Rugby partner Ricoh has launched a new campaign The Business of Rugby, which will explore the inner workings of all 12 Premiership Rugby clubs. It plans to identify the latest Business models and strategies they are utilising as well as the innovations and new technologies in which they are investing. The campaign for this season will comprise of three videos and a number of Business blogs, focusing on three specific topics that are essential to both Business and Sport: people, proce...

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  • Brands And Businesses Connect At Grange City In London

    iSportconnect, the networking site for Sports Business, attracted 75 rugby Business delegates to their Developing Rugby Business event at the Grange City Hotel in London last week. Delegates included representatives from major Sports teams/clubs, governing bodies, federations and brands, including Adidas, Arsenal FC, Commonwealth Games England, ECB, England 2015, EuroSport, Everton FC, EY, LTA, PGA European Tour, QBE, RFL, Samsung, Sport England, Team GB, The O2, Wasps and many more. The event...

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  • Rugby Union’s Popularity Soars In Marketing Circles

    New research from a firm specialising in providing insight into the Business of Sport has revealed that rugby union doubled in popularity among marketing decision-makers in 2012. The Pearlfinders Index shows that the Sport’s popularity soared, with 9.7% of the Business executives questioned showing an interest in becoming involved in the Sport last year compared to just 4.9% in 2011. And that increase means that rugby has been elevated from the seventh most popular Sport behind the likes of te...

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  • Ulster Bank Roadshow To Advise Irish Clubs

    The Irish Sports Business publishing and events organiser, Sport for Business is hitting the road over the next three weeks with a special “Help for What Matters” Rugby Club Roadshow backed by Ulster Bank and supported by the IRFU. The roadshow will visit Galway (Feb 28th), Limerick (Mar 5th), Cork (6th), Dublin (7th) and Belfast (13th) providing practical knowledge and help in areas of importance to clubs ranging from sponsorship and fundraising through to grant application and building a p...

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  • ACT Places Jones With Law Firm

    Welsh rugby international Ryan Jones is the latest athlete to take steps to prepare himself for life after professional Sport and has now joined law firm Hugh James part time as part of the Athlete Career Transition (ACT). Jones will spend time with the law firm developing Business experience and key skills for his future and ACT, which was was founded by former Wales rugby internationals Steve Moore and Andy Moore, has created a pathway for him and other professional athletes to transitio...

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  • Nottingham Rugby Face New Financial Crisis

    Nottingham Rugby need £250,000 to keep them in Business for the rest of this season and build for the next campaign, according to BBC Sport. The Green & Whites have been plagued by financial difficulties in their recent past and the problems have resurfaced despite a fine season on the pitch. Nottingham will finish the regular Championship season in second and could yet win promotion via the play-offs. But chairman Alistair Bow said: “Our owners can no longer meet the current financial de...

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