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  • North East Fans Backing Big Events Ahead Of Magic Weekend

    Over 30,000 tickets have already been sold ahead of The Super League's Magic Weekend at Newcastle's St James' Park on The final weekend in May. With four months to go until The annual rugby league event, ticket sales are going well and Chronicle Live's Mark Smith has suggested that The strong sales figures indicate that fans in The North East have an appetite for more major sporting events. St James' Park will also host three fixtures at this autumn's Rugby World Cup and Newcastle Falcons rece...

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  • Smith Rejoins Falcons As Media Manager

    Newcastle Falcons have appointed local newspaper journalist Mark Smith as The club’s new media manager. The sports journalist for The Newcastle Chronicle, who specializes in rugby, will begin his new role on March 14 and it shouldn’t take him long to get into The swing of things as he held The same position at The club for a number of years before joining The Chronicle in 2010. Smith revealed The news on Twitter, saying: “I am returning to work at Newcastle Falcons as media manager. Had 5...

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  • Newcastle Seek Council Loan To Buy Back Kingston Park

    A report in The Newcastle Chronicle has revealed that Newcastle Falcons are seeking a loan from The local council in order to buy back Kingston Park stadium. Newcastle City Council are reportedly considering brokering a multi-million pound loan for The Aviva Premiership club, details of which will be discussed at a closed session of its business cabinet this week. The Falcons currently lease The ground from landlords Northumbria University and have two years remaining on The deal. The loan was s...

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  • Bath Rec Trust To Incorporate

    Bath Recreation Ground Trust, which manages Bath’s home ground in The city centre, will become an “incorporated” charitable trust within The next month. The Bath Chronicle has reported that The Trust – The centre of conflict regarding The development of a stadium on The land - is currently an "unincorporated". Meaning it is not a legal entity in its own right and has no capacity to enter into contracts, hold any property, sue or be sued in its own name. These actions can only be carried...

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  • Falcons Seek New Main Sponsor

    Newcastle Falcons are on The search for a new main sponsor as The club have told The Newcatle Chronicle that Greene King IPA will not be renewing at The end of The season. The pub and beer firm - who have been main shirt sponsor since only February last year - will retain The club’s ‘official pouring rights’ for The next four years and Newcastle Falcons’ managing director Mick Hogan has gone on-The-record to thank The company for backing The team. He said: “We would like to put on reco...

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  • Falcons Allegedly Ban Local Journalist

    Newcastle Falcons have allegedly banned a local journalist from attending press conferences and conducting interviews with players after his coverage of a supporter’s forum last week was received angrily by The club. Newcastle Chronicle reporter Mark Smith, who previously worked at The Falcons until 2010, tweeted that he had been accused of having an ‘agenda’ against The club, before suggesting that director of rugby Dean Richards specifically made The accusation himself. After posting The...

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  • Radio 5 Live's "Biggest Committment" To RL

    BBC Radio 5 Live is making its "biggest ever commitment to rugby league" after confirming a new programme dedicated to rugby league will be aired for The 2014 Super League and Challenge Cup season on its BBC Radio 5 Live sports extra station. Hosted by Dave Woods, ‘5 Live Rugby League’ will broadcast more than 70 Live commentary games on Thursday and Friday evenings on 5 Live sports extra with contributions from rugby league regulars George Riley and Stuart Pyke. There will also be news, i...

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  • BBC Wrap Up RWC Radio Rights

    The BBC has secured Live radio commentary rights for The 2015 Rugby World Cup. BBC radio will be The only place to hear Live radio match commentary in full in The UK, starting with The opening match between England and Fiji. "We're really pleased to be able to offer fans extensive commentary and coverage of Rugby World Cup 2015 across BBC radio and mobile output, giving audiences across The UK access to a wealth of content wherever They are," said Richard Burgess, head of radio sport at The BBC....

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  • Premiership Final to Air Live on talkSPORT

    talkSPORT has agreed a deal with Premiership Rugby to broadcast Live commentary of The Aviva Premiership semi-finals and final. All three matches will be broadcast Live on talkSPORT, eiTher on air or online, with both semi finals taking place on Saturday 12 May and The highlight of The domestic rugby season, The Aviva Premiership final, played at Twickenham on Saturday 26 May. talkSPORT will also continue to provide Live reports from Aviva Premiership rugby games in The weeks leading up to The...

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  • RefCam debuts in Sky’s live Championship match

    RefCam will be trialled for The very first time in a Live rugby union match this weekend as part of Sky Sports’ Championship coverage. The technology, which allows Live footage recorded from a camera on The shirt of The referee to be shown to viewers, will make its debut in The fixture between Newcastle Falcons and London Scottish on Sky Sports 3 HD on Sunday at 3.15pm. Referee Matt Carley will be The first man to wear The new camera, which will be used to show close-ups of scrums in particula...

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