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  • Clips Deal With News UK Takes AP To New Platform

    Premiership Rugby has announced a new partnership with News UK, The arm of News Corp responsible for publishing The Times, The Sun and The Sunday Times, that gives members of The firm's online titles access to post match clips of Aviva Premiership matches.   Online and app members of The Sun, Times and Sunday Times will now be able to enjoy clips of each game, when and where They want to via Their smart phone, tablets and PCs.   "Aviva Premiership Rugby is growing every season and this partn...

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  • Premiership Clubs Vote To Suspend Salary Cap Investigation?

    A number of Premiership clubs have reportedly voted to suspend The investigation into alleged salary cap rule-breaking, according to a report in The Times. Premiership Rugby has rejected claims of an amnesty amongst clubs over The investigation into salary cap breaches but The Times has reported that a majority of clubs in England have voted in favour of suspending inquiries due to a desire to protect The image of The Premiership. According to The report, There are also fears over endangering ne...

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  • Weekly rugby titles merge on eve of World Cup

    The Rugby Paper, The Surrey-based weekly that was launched by former SJA chairman David Emery three years ago, has bought rival title The Rugby Times, with The World Cup kick-off in New Zealand just weeks away. Rugby Times will no longer be in circulation. For The full article please visit : http://www.sportsjournalists.co.uk/oTher-bodies/rugby-writers/weekly-rugby-titles-merge-on-eve-of-world-cup/...

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  • Ireland To Bid For Rugby World Cup In 2023

    At The International Rugby Board (IRB) conference this week Ireland revealed that it is considering making a bid for The Rugby World Cup in 2023. Ireland has reportedly been considering a bid for over a year having seen New Zealand stage The event in 2011 and if it does go ahead, The plan is for games to be played in both The north and south of The country at rugby union and gaelic games venues.  Ireland’s sports minister Leo Varadkar says hosting The world's third biggest sporting event wo...

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  • RFU Hire Keen and McGeechan for Review

    Sir Ian McGeechan (pictured) and former UK Sport performance director Peter Keen are to lead a review into how to improve English rugby union. The pair will assess England’s long term strategy for success. Keen was head of UK Sport when Great Britain won 19 golds at The Beijing Olympics in 2008, a performance which was widely viewed as a success. The Rugby Football Union (RFU) chief executive Ian Ritchie said, “Across The organisation we're continually looking at how we can do things better....

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  • Crossan on London Irish

    Inciteful interview and profile in Irish Times (May 4th) with Mick Crossan The Chairman of London Irish:   http://www.irishTimes.com/sport/rugby/crossan-and-casey-put-The-irish-back-in-london-irish-1.2198649 Read also: http://www.runningrugby.com/accounts-funding-and-financial-services/crossan-completes-london-irish-takeover/ http://www.runningrugby.com/accounts-funding-and-financial-services/exiles-aiming-high-after-takeover/...

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  • USA Growth Continues As All Blacks And AP Clubs Reveal Plans

    A report in The Times claims that talks to play at least one Premiership match in The USA are at an advanced stage, with The possibility of one game being held next season. Speculation that London Irish would attempt to exploit The large Irish communities in Boston or New York has been circulating for some time but now Premiership Rugby chief executive Mark McCafferty has confirmed to The Times that raTher than an ad hoc arrangement made by individual clubs, a more structured deal is in The pipe...

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  • RFU Makes Richard Hill Player Pathway Liaison Manager

    Former England flanker and Rugby World Cup winner Richard Hill has been appointed by The Rugby Football Union (RFU) as player pathway liaison manager. The consultancy position will see Hill play an important role with England’s international performance coaches to help identify, mentor and develop young players, between The ages of 15-19, both on and off The field. He will also liaise between The RFU's rugby executive staff and key external stakeholders of The governing body. The 41 year-old r...

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  • Jewson Ends Gloucester Sponsorship

    Gloucester have confirmed that it will be looking for a new sponsor for next season as its deal with Jewson is coming to an end. The builders merchants has been The club’s principal sponsor for The past six seasons, during which time it celebrated its 175th anniversary, but has decided not to renew The sponsorship deal for The 2013-14 season. The firm has been heavily involved in various aspects of The club since 2007 and have sponsored a crossbar challenge competition and camps for youngsters...

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  • Gloucester 'Would Welcome' New Ownership Offer

    Gloucester chief executive Stephen Vaughan has confirmed The club would welcome discussions over The potential sale of The Aviva Premiership club. A Sunday Times article claimed The club had been put up for sale for £25m, with The club reportedly hiring Cavendish Corporate Finance to handle an auction. And Vaughan confirmed in an official statement that Cavendish has been asked to conduct a strategic review of The club, confirming The possibility of takeover talks.He said: "If, as part of th...

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