Terry Jackson

  • Ulster Criticised For Banning News Media

    Ulster Rugby are trying their hardest to return to business as usual after releasing players Jackson and Olding from their contracts last week, but the media is demanding more of the controversy. The Belfast Telegraph has reported that Ulster’s ban on anyone but sports reporters attending pre-match press conferences has been criticised as an “unacceptable attempt to control media coverage”. The ban has been deemed “unacceptable” by the National Union of Journalists (NUJ), with Irish se...

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  • Lions Generate £5m Surplus In 2017

    Peter Jackson writes in The Rugby Paper that he understands that the British and Irish Lions tour in 2017 generated a record £5m surplus for equal distribution among the four home countries. The £1.25m return for each of the home countries provides further proof of the Lions’ unique commercial clout. The New Zealanders made not far short of £20m from the tour. The NZRFU have reported a total income from last year’s tour of more than £125m, prompting chief executive Steve Tew to acclaim i...

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  • £1m Grand Slam Bonus On Offer For Six Nations Winners

    Competing nations will be playing for a £1m Grand Slam bonus when the Six Nations kicks off in Cardiff on Friday evening. Peter Jackson in The Rugby Paper reports that the tournament, which keeps soaring in commercial value, will this year offer prize money totalling almost £13m. For the first time, a team winning all five matches will scoop more than a third of the jackpot at around £4.6m. The difference between unbeaten champions and runners-up this year could be as wide as £1.8m with seco...

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  • Moves - Leicester board changes

    Leicester Tigers have announced three changes to the club’s board of directors. Long-serving former Leicester players John Allen, Bob Beason and David Matthews have retired as directors, with Sir Clive Woodward, Rory Underwood MBE and Terry Gateley coming in to replace them.

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  • Cas Appoint Trio Of New Directors

    Castleford Tigers have appointed three new businessmen to the board of directors as the club continues to undergo significant changes behind the scenes. The three new faces, John Duff, Dion Lowe and Terry Cheesbrough, join Steve Vause on the board after the CBR Engineering boss became a director back in April and Tigers CEO Steve Gill says the appointments are vital and that they all played a key role in the decision to recruit Daryl Powell as the club’s new coach. “I have said before that o...

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  • Samurai Snap Up GB7s Opportunity

    Samurai Sportswear's close link to sevens has provided them with a great opportunity to showcase their wares on the GB Sevens squads. Jumping into the gap left between national teamwear agreements and the BOA's adidas kit deal, the design team at Samurai Sportswear have created a range of kit which will be worn by GB Sevens men and women during their upcoming programme of preparation and competition before they leave for Brazil. For the men’s squad this includes the Rugby Europe Sevens Series...

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  • Tigers Hire New Commercial Team As Millward Is Ousted

    Castleford Tigers have announced the appointment of a new commercial director, commercial manager and membership manager, while head coach Ian Millward has left the club. The struggling Super League side have also given interim chief executive Steve Gill, who stepped up from head of youth development when Steve Ferres left because of differences of opinion with the board, the CEO job on a permanent basis. Gill will now be assisted by commercial director Mark Grattan, commercial manager Richard P...

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  • Melrose Launch Campaign For New 3G Pitch

    Melrose Rugby Club have announced the launch of the first phase of their 1883 Legacy Project - to install a 3G pitch with floodlights at the Greenyards following a period of consultation with community as well as public & private sector partners. The vision of the 1883 Legacy project is to develop a focus for rugby and sport within a community environment, whilst recognising the heritage and the worldwide recognition Melrose RFC has as the birthplace of the seven a-side rugby game. The 3G sy...

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  • Leeds Mourn Harry Jepson OBE

    The news of the death of Leeds Rhinos club president, Harry Jepson OBE, at the age of 96 was met with great sadness this week. Awarded an OBE for his long, distinguished service to the code, Harry Jepson spent a lifetime in the sport of rugby league. He became football director at Leeds in the mid 80s using his extensive knowledge and contacts worldwide to help rebuild the side, signing players such as established Kangaroo internationals Eric Grothe, Wally Fullerton-Smith and Peter Tunks while t...

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  • Grass Roots Takes Centre Stage on Expo Day Two

    The line-up for the second day of Rugby Expo 2012 at Twickenham on 15 November has been announced, with grass roots rugby the focus of the workshops. The community game takes centre stage on day two of the conference and a number of key figures from within the Rugby Football Union (RFU) are set to speak and answer questions on the day to day running of the sport across the country. Simon Winman and Ross Baxter will represent the funding and facilities department, Carole Thelwall-Jones will talk...

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