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  • The Rugby Paper Launches In Scotland

    The Rugby Paper has recently launched in Scotland after starting in England and Wales back in 2008 and establishing itself as a best-selling Rugby title. It is The only all Rugby union Sunday newsPaper covering The previous day’s matches from around The world featuring The Scottish national team to club sides in The RaboDirect Pro 12 and Their Scottish feeder leagues and will be priced at £1.50. Regular columns from Gavin Hastings are planned and it will be available every Sunday in WHSmit...

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  • Cardiff To Get Eight World Cup Matches

    England are planning to turn The Millennium Stadium into a World Cup gold mine worth more than £50m, according to The Rugby Paper. Up to eight matches are being earmarked for Cardiff during The tournament from September 2015 – two more than The Welsh Rugby Union had bargained for. In that event it will be a huge earner for Wales with The Union standing to make at least £6m in hire fees. Manchester United’s withdrawal of Old Trafford has made The Welsh capital an even more important centre...

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  • Interview: Hogan on the Falcons

    The Rugby Paper last week ran a great Q&A with Newcastle Falcons MD Mick Hogan. In it he discusses The new 4G pitch, buying back Kingston Park, The Falcons' plan to break even, The impact of RWC on The region and The possibility of staging a Big Game sometime soon. Read here: Rugby Paper Interview with Mick Hogan See also: Hogan Appointed Falcons MD Hogan Striving For Falcons & RWC Success Falcons Suffer £3.6m Loss in 2013-4...

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  • Saracens Coaching Staff Put Pen to Paper

    The entire Saracens coaching staff have extended Their contracts with The club until June 2014. Mark McCall (Director of Rugby), Andy Farrell (first team coach), Brendan Venter (technical director), Paul Gustard (defence and forwards coach), Alex Sanderson (forwards coach) and Dan Vickers (kicking coach) have all committed Their futures to The current champions of England. Sarcens did not comment on how much The contract extensions are worth.

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  • The Rugby Paper is No.1

    The Rugby Paper, The weekly Sunday newsPaper covering Rugby union from national teams and Premiership Rugby level down to grass roots, is today confirmed by The Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) as The number one Rugby union title in The UK and Ireland (based on actively purchased copy sales per year). The ABC confirms a weekly average sales figure of 17,792. This equates to approximately 925,000 actively purchased copies per year, nearly double that of The nearest competitor on an annualised b...

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  • Premiership Clubs In Dispute With RFU Over RWC Plans

    Aviva Premiership clubs are threatening to continue playing throughout next season's Rugby World Cup in England unless a suitable deal is agreed with The Rugby Football Union (RFU), reports The Rugby Paper. Plans were in place for England's top flight to effectively shut down for The duration of The showpiece tournament but Premiership clubs, reportedly resentful of The RFU's failure to consult Them ahead of England being awarded The World Cup, are unhappy at The loss of business and The Rugby...

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  • Lions’ Fans Fury Over Australian Ticket Hike

    A massive levy on Test match tickets is causing fury among Lions fans wanting to travel to Australia this summer, reports The Rugby Paper. Face price for Test tickets is £61 (AU$95) but British and Irish fans are being charged up to £300 for a ticket due to levies imposed by The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) and Lions Ltd, The umbrella company for The British and Irish Lions. The ARU are heavily implicated in ramping up The prices by charging Lions Ltd £200 per ticket for The bulk of Their 8,0...

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  • Premiership Season Ticket Prices Revealed

    Fans of Saracens, Gloucester and Harlequins will benefit from The most reasonably priced season tickets in seated areas, according to a report in The Rugby Paper. The research, which was conducted by Neale Harvey in The Rugby Paper and reproduced on club websites and oTher sites, shows that some of The more successful clubs actually offer The most competitive prices. Standing season tickets can be obtained at a significantly cheaper rate at most clubs and Gloucester boasts both The cheapest stan...

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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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  • Quins Plan To Boost Stoop Capacity

    Harlequins chief executive Dave Ellis has revealed that The club are looking at plans to increase The capacity at The Stoop to 20,000 within The next decade. Speaking to The Rugby Paper, Ellis claimed that The club have begun planning for a rebuild of The norThern end of The ground within three years. Capacity will initially rise from 14,800 to 16,800 but, with Harlequins reportedly set to turn a profit within two years, The aim is to expand The ground to The 20,000 mark within 10 years. "We're...

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