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  • Website Launched To Help Clubs

    A brand new website has been launched by Sport England with The backing of The likes of The Rugby Football League and Rugby Football Union to help clubs of all levels become more sustainable. The Sustainable Clubs website has been developed with The assistance of governing bodies in various sports, including Rugby league and Union, and aims to give advice and guidance on a variety of financial matters. It contains tips on how to cut energy use and save money on utility bills and links to oTher S...

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  • Anglo-French Concerns Lead to ERC Review

    European Rugby Cup (ERC) have confirmed that a consultation process involving all of its stakeholders will commence shortly following formal applications for a review of The ERC shareholder agreement from England and France. Premiership Rugby, Federation Francaise de Rugby (FFR) and Ligue Nationale de Rugby (LNR)  called for a review of The agreement, which provides The structure for European club Rugby’s two tournaments, The Heineken Cup and The Amlin Challenge Cup. The current arrangement,...

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  • Pay Days For RFU And ARU

    The Rugby Football Union (RFU) and The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) appear to be in for big pay days. Although England only play three games during this year’s autumn internationals, interest in The game against The All Blacks has rocketed with tickets being sold for almost £1,000 on exchange websites, according to The Telegraph. It is thought that The huge interest, togeTher with a number of oTher factors, will enable The governing body to be debt free by The Rugby World Cup in 2015. The Aus...

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  • RFU Agree New Kit Deal with Canterbury

    The Rugby Football Union (RFU) have agreed a long-term partnership with Canterbury to become official kit partner. The four-year agreement will see Canterbury supplying kit to The England Senior, Saxons, Sevens, Women’s and age grade  teams from this September  to beyond The Rugby World Cup in 2015. The deal  represents The largest kit partnership in The Union’s history,which it says "will allowi continued investment into all levels of The game. No financial details have been release...

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  • SRU Open To Football At Murrayfield

    The Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) is open to The idea of allowing The Scottish national Football team to play home games at BT Murrayfield Stadium as a way of cutting debts. The Scottish Football Association (SFA) is currently deciding between a revamp of The national stadium at Hampden Park or moving The Football team to an alternative venue. The SRU reportedly has debts of £11 million, which would be eased by The valuable stream of income which would come with The Football team playing games at...

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  • NatWest Sponsors Schools Cup

    The Rugby Football Union (RFU) and The England Rugby Football Schools Union (ERFSU) have announced that NatWest will be The new sponsor of The Schools Cup. The bank replaces The Daily Mail and RBS and will become The sole title sponsor for The competition for The 2013-14 season and chief commercial officer Sophie Goldschmidt says The RFU is “delighted” with The new deal. NatWest already supports The governing body’s community programme RugbyForce and The firm’s senior sponsorship manager...

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  • Chelsea Explore Possible Twickenham Move

    Chelsea Football Club have made an initial approach to The Rugby Football Union (RFU) about playing at Twickenham Stadium for one season whilst Their Stamford Bridge ground is being redeveloped. The RFU confirmed it has been in contact with The Barclays Premier League club but said talks are at a very early stage. Twickenham is The home of English Rugby Union and The 82,000-capacity stadium has never before hosted a Football match. Any possible move could not take place before The 2016-17 sea...

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  • Manchester becomes Union hotbed

    Greater Manchester has become a hotbed of Rugby Union development activity as partnerships between The Rugby Football Union, Manchester City Council, Sale Sharks and The Manchester Rugby Union Development Group continue to blossom across The region. The expansion of The Rugby Union workforce, headed by North West Rugby Development Manager Dave SouThern and directed by The city's Rugby Development Officers Phil Clarke and Tom Mapp, is supported by resources provided by The various agencies, wit...

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  • RFU Council Numbers Under Pressure

    Rugby Football Union bosses are facing a rebellion from furious RFU Council members over proposals to slash Their representation on The management board by at least half, reports Neale Harvey in The Rugby Paper this week. Sport England are applying heavy pressure to The RFU, as well as oTher sporting bodies such as The Football Association, for governance changes that would see The RFU board becoming all-powerful, with no more than 25 per cent of members coming from The Council. The article stat...

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  • Ken Nottage ends long association with rugby union

    ... much about and he had to field numerous questions. "He was very good with me, very supportive and helpful, no matter how stupid my inquiry might have been. I have always had a lot of time for him. He has taken a lot of stick recently in his role with The Rugby Football Union, but what I would say is that since he has been at Twickenham, The relationship between The Premiership clubs and The Union has developed considerably. Disputes used to occur on almost a weekly basis, but They are now rare....

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