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  • ECPR Appoints Couchouron As Marketing And Commercial Director

    ... of the sports and entertainment industries, having worked for Infront Sports & Media, Swatch, FIFA and International Sports & Leisure. Most recently he was commercial director of the FEI (International Equestrian Federation) based in Lausanne, Switzerland. He moves to EPCR's headquarters in Neuchatel to join a team consisting of experienced personnel who have transferred from Dublin, as well as new employees from France and Switzerland led by director general Vincent Gaillard. Gaillard...

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  • ERC Officials To Run New Champions Cup

    ... organisation it is replacing. The Daily Telegraph has reported that ERC employees are poised to administer the new competition for the whole of next season.  European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR), the new umbrella governing body based in Neuchatel, Switzerland, has reportedly entered into a "service agreement" with ERC, providing the Dublin-based company with a stay of execution, after it was expected to shut down following the conclusion of the existing Heineken Cup. The EPCR was only cons...

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  • EPCR Appoints Director General And Chairman

    ... phase for the professional club game in Europe. "Under the management of Jacques Pineau, EPCR has now established a fully-staffed executive in Neuchatel with a combination of experienced personnel who are transferring from Dublin and new employees from Switzerland and France. "I would also like to thank especially ERC independent chairman, Jean-Pierre Lux, for his outstanding contribution to European club rugby, and my thanks as well to the staff of ERC who have delivered the tournaments with s...

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  • EPCR Appoint Two Circles

    ... it, Two Circles will assist EPCR in establishing a new approach to their marketing activities, enhancing fan engagement and increasing the number of potential commercial opportunities. Two Circles, whose partnership with EPCR will be managed from its Switzerland office in Bern, has considerable experience across EMEA and North America enabling major sports bodies gain a better understanding of their audiences, using this knowledge to increase engagement and commercial returns through effective...

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  • Adidas To End Kit Deal With Lions

    ... bidding process, while now open, will not ramp up until after the conclusion of this year's World Cup. And Sport For Business have also this week speculated that Lions chiefs are keeping an eye on their principal sponsor HSBC's tax avoidance charges in Switzerland. The bank have sponsored the Lions since 2007 and are believed to have paid £7m into the 2013 tour to Australia, which included a money-spinning fixture in Hong Kong, the founding location of HSBC. Running Rugby contacted the British...

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  • Stade Francais About To Go Wild?

    ... Capri-Sun owner, Hans-Peter Wild. Current club president, Thomas Savare is reported to have opted for Wild's proposal over that of the former players Thomas Lombard, Christophe Dominici and Mathieu Blin (among others). Born in Germany but resident in Switzerland, Wild (75) has a resources estimated at almost 3 billion euros (£2.55bn). Nicknamed "the Doctor", he has been supporting rugby for several years in Germany, having first supported the club in his hometown of Heidelberg, where his fathe...

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  • 2016 European Finals Set For New Lyon Stadium

    ... rugby events staged at the state-of-the-art Grand Stade de Lyon, which will also be one of the venues for the UEFA Euro 2016 finals hosting six games including a semi-final.   EPCR chairman Simon Halliday, who made the announcement in Neuchatel in Switzerland before the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup pool draws, said: "The joint bid of the FFR and the LNR was extremely strong from both a sporting and commercial perspective and the fact that we are bringing the finals to a superb new stadium...

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  • Premiership International TV Footprint To Expand

    ... agreement with RDA TV and Altice group for all markets outside UK & Ireland and USA, from 2016-17 season onwards. Altice group will broadcast Premiership Rugby on its MCS television networks (Ma Chaine Sport) in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Portugal, Switzerland sub-Saharan Africa, while RDA TV will distribute to broadcasters globally. The new contract is an important step forward for Premiership Rugby, not only delivering a worldwide presence Aviva Premiership Rugby and the Singha Premier...

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  • 7s Hosts Get In Line

    ... 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, S...

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  • U20 Championship To Get Major Exposure

    ... and overseas departments and territories including Guadelope, Guyane Francaise, Martinique, Mayotte, la Reunion, Saint Pierre et Miquelon, Terres Australes et Antarctiques Francaises, Wallis et Futuna, Ilses Esparses, Monaco, Belguim, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Nouvelle Caladone, Poylnesie Francaise, Mauritius and Andorra Eurosport  United States of America including District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands and American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, Pa...

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