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  • PRL Demand £400k Medical Bill Ransom From Errant Unions

    ... all of their Scots, Italian, Samoan and Tongan players from next month's Autumn Tests unless the unions involved settle what they claim to be £400,000 of outstanding bills for treating injuries incurred on international duty. On Sunday the SRU told Sportsmail that talks with Premiership Rugby Ltd (PRL) are ongoing, but they remain hopeful the matter will be resolved before the squad meet for their initial camp next week. A spokesman stated: 'We are in positive talks with PRL and expect our pla...

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  • 6N Naming Rights Valued At £100m Over 6 Years

    ... contract will begin after this year’s tournament and will amount to £17m a year. That is a big increase on the £11m a year paid by current sponsors RBS, who are ending their involvement after 14 years. Six Nations chief executive John Feehan told Sportsmail: ‘We want a sponsor who is actively engaged not just in Britain, but around the world. We see potential in markets like the USA. We want a brand to align with that.’ 'The Six Nations is the biggest sponsorship in world rugby by a cou...

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  • New York Franchise To Follow Wolfpack Path

    A pro rugby league team based in New York is set to follow the Toronto Wolfpack into the RFL league structure with the aim of reaching Super League status. The Daily Mail’s Sportsmail reported thay a consortium was asked to submit a business plan to the RFL last month and the unveiling of the side is set to take place in October, ahead of the Rugby League World Cup in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. The new club, as yet unnamed, is set to be managed by former Bradford and St Helen...

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  • Nat West Agree One Year 6N Deal For £11m

    ... (€17m) per year to renew at the beginning of 2017 but the most recent one year extension under the Nat West name was worth £4m less at £11m (€12.5m) – a similar value to the previous year’s agreement. Six Nations chief executive John Feehan told Sportsmail in January: ‘We want a sponsor who is actively engaged not just in Britain, but around the world. We see potential in markets like the USA. We want a brand to align with that.’ 'The Six Nations is the biggest sponsorship in worl...

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  • Caps And Wages On The Rise For Lions, Premiership And NZ

    ... man. John Feehan, the chief executive who took on the role in 2005, said this week the wage bill for next summer’s tour will rise for the fourth tour running while indicating the players will receive a ‘chunky number’ if selected for the tour. Sportsmail understands every player picked to go to New Zealand will receive a fee close to £70,000 (€82k) per man if they go on to complete the tour, with Test match win bonuses potentially netting them more than £20,000 each. With Warren Gatla...

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