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  • Wakefield Trinity To Lose Wildcats Suffix

    The Wildcats suffix, introduced when Wakefield Trinity joined Super League in 1999, will be dropped from the club's name at the end of this season, according to chairman Michael Carter. The team played as Wakefield Trinity in their Dacia Magic Weekend win over Catalans Dragons last weekend and Carter has indicated to The Yorkshire Evening Post that the Wildcats element is likely to be scrapped in the near future. He said: “It isn’t finalised yet, but I think from next year we will just be...

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  • USA Board Resignations Over Rugby Channel Losses

    Board director, Dean Barrett became the fourth major resignation at USA Rugby (USAR) in the space of a month reported the Talking Rugby Union website. The article stated that Barrett resigned in the wake of revelations about the $4.2m loss (£2.98m) generated by USAR subsidiary, Rugby International Marketing (RIM). RIM’s losses were announced at the USAR’s Congress that took place in early February and it is since the minutes of those meetings went public that resignations have taken place....

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  • Swire To Quit Eagles But Move To Go Ahead

    Ian Swire will end his 17-year spell as Sheffield Eagles chairman at the end of the current campaign with the club now searching for new investors. In his programme notes for the latest game against Batley Bulldogs, Swire gave an honest assessment of the club's struggles to cope following the exit of an unnamed investor. Sheffield currently sit 10th in the Kingstone Press Championship table and, having gone full-time prior to this season, there is now a distinct possibility that they might have...

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  • Millennium Stadium To Get £3.3m Hybrid Pitch

    The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) have confirmed plans that they are to install a hybrid pitch at the Millennium Stadium worth £3.3 million, bringing it in line with the surfaces used at the likes of Twickenham and Wembley.  The plans to replace the turf, which has received high-profile criticism for cutting up, with a Desso pitch is a move that the governing body hopes could help it to attract the likes of the UEFA Champions League final or Euro 2020 matches to Wales, a discussion they are curren...

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  • WRU To Run Cardiff Blues From July

    The WRU will find itself running two PRO12 teams from July 1st after takeover of The Dragons was confirmed last week and the Cardiff Blues caretaking role to be assumed during the redevelopment of Cardiff Arms Park may not be the temporary arrangement first suggested. The Cardiff Blues franchise is to be handed back to the Welsh Rugby Union, who will take over responsibility for the region from July 1. The Union will assume a caretaking role while the Blues board focus on the proposed redevelopm...

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  • Bristol Rugby needs £2.5m cash boost

    Bristol need £2.5m in additional funding if it is to maintain its top-flight status, according to the Rugby club’s chief executive. The Guinness Premiership club already operates at a £1m annual loss and expects further losses because of the current economic climate and a 20 per cent drop in attendances. CEO Steve Gorvett stated: “By raising public awareness that we are looking for investment, a new group may come forward. Our over-riding interest is securing the best future for Bristol. ...

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  • Argentina Preparing World Cup Bids

    Argentina will bid for either the 2023 or 2027 Rugby World Cup, Augustin Pichot has revealed to SportBusiness International. Pichot, the former Pumas scrum-half who is director of the Argentine Rugby Union (UAR) and the country’s representative on the International Rugby Board (IRB), said he and the five-man UAR board were looking at bidding for one of the two tournaments. “We are looking at planning to bid for either the 2023 or 2027 Rugby World Cup and I have started Talking to the Argenti...

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  • Bulls Go Into Administration For Third Time In Five Years

    Championship club, Bradford Bulls have announced the club has been put into administration for a third time in five years. “I have been Talking to a number of serious investors and purely the pressure from HMRC has forced the club to be put into this position to save its future,” explained chairman Marc Green. “There is a dispute between ourselves and HMRC which we have been working hard to resolve since the winding up petition was issued and despite two adjournments from the courts to res...

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  • Bristol stay put

    Bristol will be playing at the Memorial Stadium next season following the announcement by Bristol Rovers, with whom they share the ground, that the re-development of the stadium will be delayed by 12 months. The club had planned to play its home fixtures at Rodney Parade, the home of Newport Gwent Dragons, during the re-development which was due to start in the 2008/09 season. Chief executive David White admitted that, with the club having sold season tickets on the basis of playing at Rodney Pa...

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  • Lancashire Clubs Favour Local Leagues

    A meeting held at Wigan RUFC last week has resulted in 24 Lancashire clubs proposing to resign from the RFU English Clubs Championship according to the Talking Rugby Union website. The proposal has come about due to certain clubs at Level 7, 8 and 9 having to travel upwards of six-hour round trips within the RFU leagues. At the demand of several clubs, a two-league structure has been proposed to accommodate these clubs and assist them in playing more local Rugby against clubs within the Lancashi...

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