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  • Cardiff City RL Ready To Launch

    The newly formed Cardiff City Rugby League club is getting set to officially launch with a friendly against the South Wales Scorpions for their first ever game at Cardiff Arms Park on Wednesday 11th February. Cardiff City RL, who came about after a merger between Cardiff Demons and Cardiff Spartans, will officially launch at the friendly fixture ahead of the new season. Cardiff City coach Phil Carleton said: "This match will be a great opportunity for Wales to showcase Rugby League in the capita...

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  • Super League Chairman Reviews Season

    Super League Chairman, Richard Lewis gave a postitive review of the 16th season in a speech at the 2011 Engage Super League Man of Steel dinner last week, believing clubs were able to weather the economic downturn better with the help of the governing body.  “Once again, the Super League clubs were assisted in riding the financial storm with the help of record levels of disbursements, up from £11.3m in 2001 to £29.6m this year – a 162 per cent increase,” he said. “The distribution of...

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  • Ospreys' Ground Could Be Sold To Swansea City FC

    The Liberty Stadium, home of the Ospreys, could be sold to Swansea City Football Club, the City council has confirmed. The council, which owns the ground, says it has held "positive, exploratory" talks with the football club over the sale but it is understood that the needs of the Ospreys would be protected under any such deal. Swansea City and the Ospreys have shared the stadium since it opened in 2005 and the proposed deal would help plug the gaping hole in council finances, with the authority...

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  • Bristol Sport set up to run City and Rugby

    This is Bristol has reported that a new company has been set up to run both Bristol City Football Club and Bristol Rugby Club. Steve Lansdown - majority shareholder in Bristol City who recently took on ownership of Bristol Rugby - has formed the company, called Bristol Sport Limited (BSL). ​BSL has been formed to oversee the financial and business management of both clubs. The company will be chaired by Martin Griffiths, who will be supported by directors Keith Dawe, Chris Booy and Jon Lansdo...

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  • York City Knights Transfer Of Ownership Complete

    York City Knights Ltd and York City Knights Holdings Ltd have confirmed that the ownership of both companies has now been transferred from John Guildford to Jon Flatman. The Championship 1 club said that they will announce further developments under the new ownership in due course relating to but not limited to players, sponsors, partners, merchandise and season tickets. The new chairman, Jon Flatman, stated: 'I would like to thank John Guildford for the manner in which he has delivered a debt f...

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  • Kingspan Stadium To Host Pro12 Final

    Belfast has been chosen as the host City for the 2015 Guinness Pro12 final with Ulster's Kingspan Stadium to welcome supporters on Saturday May 30th 2015.  It is the first time that the Pro12 has staged a 'destination final’ at a neutral ground, rather than one of the competing teams. The aim is for title sponsors Guinness to help support a festival of rugby throughout the whole City around date of the final. Tickets will go on public sale on Tuesday 3rd February through both Ulster and Ticke...

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  • Bristol Bid For RLWC2021

    Bristol wants to host matches in the 2021 Rugby League World Cup at Ashton Gate, BBC Radio Bristol reports. Bristol City Council want to submit a bid to the Rugby Football League by July, with the RFL set to reveal their chosen cities later this year. "We want to attract more world-class events to the City," a Bristol City Council statement said. "With the cycling grand prix happening later this year and the announcement of the Cricket World Cup coming to the City the year after, there is plenty...

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  • York Not Eligible For Promotion

    The RFL has confirmed that the York City Knights are not currently eligible for promotion to the Kingstone Press Championship should they qualify for and win the 2016 Kingstone Press League One promotion final due to be played on October 2nd. Despite working with the club over recent weeks, the York City Knights have been unable to provide the RFL with security of tenure at a ground that meets the necessary standards until the end of the 2017 season. This is a requirement under section A2:5 of t...

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  • Knights Fans Call For Chairman To Go

    The wrangling over the future of York City Knights and their potential new home at the new Community Stadium in the City has reached the point where fans have set up an online petition to call for the removal of John Guildford as chairman. The Knights are due to play their first home game in Kingstone Press League 1 against Coventry Bears on 26 April but do not currently have a home and the petition has received 965 signatures in the space of just over a week. A statement from the club last week...

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  • York Get Double Stadium Boost

    After a change of ownership last year, York City Knights have been given a double boost with the news that they’ll be back playing at Bootham Crescent ground this season and that the new community stadium project is looking more likely following a judicial review. Contracts between the club's new owners and City of York Council have finally been signed allow the team to play at York City FC's home for the 2017 and 2018 seasons as part of the local authority's Community Stadium scheme. Concerns...

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