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  • Bowker Appointed To Super League Board

    Super League has announced the appointment of Richard Bowker CBE as a non-executive director to the board of rugby league’s elite competition, the First Utility Super League. The 48 year-old is currently a non-executive director of the Football League and is a former group chief executive of National Express, chairman and chief executive of the Strategic Rail Authority, vice chairman of British Waterways and group commercial director of Virgin. He brings a wealth of commercial and financial ex...

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  • Super League Seeks General Manager

    The RFL has begun its search for a new Super League general manager to lead on ensuring the continued growth and success of the First Utility Super League competition. Following the departure of Blake Solly earlier this year, RFL chairman Brian Barwick and chief executive Nigel Wood consulted directly with Super League clubs ahead of starting the search for his successor. As the recruitment advertisement defines, the brief will be:  To work in partnership with the 12 member clubs, taking respon...

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  • Looking To Bridge The Gap To Super League

    As Super League prepares to vote on how best to reintroduce promotion and relegation, what does it mean for Championship clubs? Dave Craven looks at the implications and possibilities. It remains more like an episode of Countdown. The equation is 2 x 12 divided into 3 x 8 after 23 plus seven. Unfortunately, there is no delectable Rachel Riley to explain it all and make the eventual solution sound so simple. Instead, this is the Super League format conundrum. Read more here on the Yorkshire Post...

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  • RFL To Launch Women's Super League

    The Rugby Football League is planning to launch a Women’s Super League in the summer to bring together elite teams from the women’s game into a professionally-run competition run alongside the men’s Betfred Super League. Teams which now operate as community clubs will be aligned to men’s Super League outfits, although the players will remain amateur. The move has the backing of Sport England, which last week announced a grant of £10.75m over the next four years to the RFL to aid attempt...

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  • Super League Clubs £68.5 Million In Debt

    Super League clubs are facing combined debts of £68.5m, a BBC Inside Out investigation alleges. "There are too many teams generating insufficient turnover and generating too much cumulative debt," Sports finance expert Rob Wilson said. However, the Rugby Football League said the debt should be put into context. "Rugby League's health compares favourably to every other major Sport," RFL director of standards and licensing Blake Solly said. "Attendances were at an all-time high in 2012, more pe...

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  • BeIN Sport Granted Two More Years Of Catalans And Super League

    Super League (Europe) has announced a new broadcast deal with premium Sports network beIN Sports for France. This renewed partnership will see the relationship between the Betfred Super League and beIN SportS continue for a further two years until the end of the 2019 season. beIN SportS France will continue to televise all Catalans Dragons home games and additionally show a selection of televised games from the Betfred Super League and the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup throughout the next two seasons....

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  • One More Year For Super League And Batchelors Peas

    Betfred Super League has partnered with the UK's favourite canned peas brand, Batchelors Peas, for a second year making them an Official Partner of the 2017 season. Fans of the Sport can look forward to an action-packed season of special offers, money-can’t-buy prizes and match day activity led by the Batchelors mascot, Can of Steel. Commenting on the sponsorship, Dean Towey, marketing director at Princes, said: “Continuing our partnership with Betfred Super League is a brilliant way for Bat...

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  • Elonex To Light Up Super League

    LED and consumer electronic specialist Elonex has signed a ‘multi-million’ pound sponsorship deal with Super League. The five-year deal will see Elonex become the official LED supplier to the 14-team competition. As part of the deal, British-owned Elonex will supply perimeter signage for all televised Super League and Challenge Cup matches from the 2012 season onwards.  The deal will also see Super League clubs stadiums fitted with the perimeter signage over the next two years. Elonex elect...

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  • Will New NRL TV Money Lure Super League Talent?

    A Guardian article by Gavin Willacy looks at ever-increasing TV income for rugby league in the southern hemisphere and it's potential impact on recruitment of young Super League talent. The NRL is about to take another huge step further ahead of Super League with the announcement of a free-to-air TV deal worth “up to $925m (£435m)”. Channel 9 are going to pay $185m (£87m) a year to show four games a week from 2018 to 2022, all of them on free TV and their digital platforms. That’s nearly...

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  • Barwick Eyes Stable Super League

    The chairman of the Rugby Football League (RFL), Brian Barwick, has spoken to BBC London about the changes set to be made to Super League and how his past experiences can help him to improve the Sport of rugby league as a whole. Please click here to view the video on the BBC website...

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