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  • Wasps appoint Eastwood as CEO

    London Wasps have appointed former RFU finance diRector Nick Eastwood as Their new chief executive officer in The wake of The Recent takeover of The club. Eastwood, who was finance diRector at The RFU for more than a decade and has also worked for The Body Shop and accounting firm Arthur Andersen, will take up The reins on a permanent basis later this week from interim CEO David Thorne. The ICAEW-qualified accountant helped The RFU to increase its net worth from £35m to £180m and improve from...

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  • Kohn's Sizzling Career Move

    Professional rugby is a short career, if you’re lucky it tends to be no more than 10 years at The highest level . So what to do when The body or mind says enough? Harlequins lock Ollie Kohn, who turned 30 in May, appears to be on course for a flourishing business career after he has hung his boots thanks to his own initiative and The help of his club.Kohn and his broTher Josh have within three years developed The Jolly Hog and Sausage specialist meat catering company from a whim into a serious...

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  • Money to be Made from Oval Ball Memories

    Rugby has been a little slow compared to football and cricket in gaThering a collection of collectables for sale but with every passing year The market for souvenirs of great days of yore increases. That crumpled Six Nations programme under The bed, a dog-eared book gaThering dust on a shelf or even a 2003 World Cup key-ring all These, and much more, could be a source of income if marketed shrewdly. Increased visibility thanks to The growth of The World Cup and Heineken Cup alongside The eternal...

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  • People and Jobs

    We’ve estimated that There are 8,000 full-time jobs in rugby in The UK and Ireland. Many thousands more are employed on a part-time basis. In this section we aim to monitor The major personnel moves and changes within The industry as well as provide an insight into The working lives of prominent individuals within The game of rugby. The career moves of players and coaches are well documented elsewhere. However, we look behind The scenes at The make-up of committees and boards, The managers and...

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  • What does it take to run the biggest club rugby competition in the world?

    ... two to three years to get that set down. It was a challenge because not only were you dealing with different nations but with people who had done it a certain way for a long time and who had a cultural and traditional practice which worked for Them. “The Recognition was There that Europe was something different but to translate that difference into, ‘that means I must do something differently’, was certainly a challenge. The great thing is everybody ultimately bought The concept, The visi...

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  • SSE help power the RFU

    Leading energy company, SSE, have been announced as The National Community Partner of The Rugby Football Union (RFU) in a three year partnership.  SSE will invest ‘significantly’ to support community rugby in England and take on The title sponsorship of The National and Divisional Leagues. Sophie Goldschmidt, who joined The RFU as Chief Commercial Officer in July, commented: “The announcement of SSE’s investment in The grassroots game is a credit to both SSE’s dedication to The develo...

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  • PRO12 Punt For Rhino

    Rhino Rugby today announced its appointment as Official Ball Supplier to The RaboDiRect PRO12 for The next 4 seasons. The deal represents a significant move into The performance rugby union ball market, which has to date been dominated by a small number of suppliers. The ball, called The Rhino Vortex Elite, was trialled by some of The tournament’s leading kickers, including Stephen Jones (Scarlets) and Chris Paterson (Edinburgh) as part of The approval process. All twelve teams in The competit...

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  • Spring Joins SignAway

    Sports signage company SignAway have announced that Kate Spring has joined Them to manage client servicing, develop existing client relationships and create new business. Spring has a strong sports sponsorship and events background, having worked at Octagon Sports Marketing, Premiership Rugby and more. She Recently managed freelance projects for England Rugby 2015 and for a variety of Formula One clients. See also... Signaway Completes DHL Roof Signage at The Stoop Face-toFace with Greg Craigen...

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  • Club Accounts - Be prepared

    ADRIAN HOUSTOUN, partner at top 20 accountancy firm Kingston Smith LLP, says that clubs should be prepared for The unexpected and avoid needless financial pressure in These difficult times.   The Recession will be a challenging time for The management of sports clubs and surviving it is a bit like parachuting – you have to prepare as much as possible, take a leap into The unknown and hope that you land safely. In The last issue of Running Rugby I looked at income-generating ideas, but There a...

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  • News

    This story was published in RR Magazine Issue 1 (March 2007) some of The information is likely to have changed BEHIND The BRAND RHINO   Who are They? Rhino is one of The leading suppliers of specialist rugby equipment, offering everything from scrummage machines, to tackle pads, balls and kit.   What’s The history? Rhino Rugby was established more than 25 years ago by Tim Francis, who was a teacher at Dulwich College in London. He created a scrummage machine called The Powerhouse, and toget...

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