Todd Greenberg

  • Greenberg Is New NRL CEO

    Todd Greenberg has been appointed the new chief executive officer of the Australian National Rugby League (NRL). "Our local and international search identified a number of highly credentialed individuals from both within and outside the game who would have offered a lot to rugby league," ARLC Chairman John Grant said. "But at the end of the day, Todd ticks all the boxes to be the new CEO. "While we've known all along that he is an outstanding sports administrator with a deep understanding and lo...

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  • Parramatta Eels Heavily Sanctioned For Systematic Salary Cap Breaches

    ... Auckland Nines title and five executives have been banned from rugby activity (although those bans have since been upheld pending an appeal). The club’s systematic breaching of the salary cap has been a “stain on the game” said NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg on a “truly heartbreaking day”. The club, which has been over the salary cap for five of the past six seasons, including the current campaign, will be allowed to begin competing for points once the club makes the necessary cha...

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  • RLWC 2017 Boss Brown Resigns After Bullying Allegations

    ... preparations are well advanced and I am very confident the foundations are in place for a successful tournament. “The NRL has also put together a strong commercial team to take the game forward so this an appropriate time to step aside.” NRL CEO Todd Greenberg and World Cup chairman Dr George Peponis said they understood Mr Brown’s positon and had accepted his resignation. The Board of the 2017 World Cup will consider plans to replace Mr Brown. RLWC chief operating officer, Maria Sykes wi...

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  • Eels Penalties Upheld By NRL

    As a salutary lesson to all professional sports clubs operating under salary cap rules, the NRL have upheld their judgement on salary cap breaches by the Parramatta Eels. Chief executive Todd Greenberg said that he had carefully considered the responses from the Parramatta club and five officials to the breach notices. "While each made points worthy of consideration, there was insufficient information in those responses to warrant any change to the penalties originally proposed in the breach not...

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  • NRL Players To Get 50% Pay Rise

    ... In comparison, Super League clubs recently agreed to raise the their cap to £2.1m (€2.48m) by 2020 – including increasing marquee players not covered by the cap from one to two – with the intention of staying competitive with the NRL. NRL CEO Todd Greenberg and RLPA CEO Ian Prendergast said the deal signalled the start of a genuine partnership between the game and the players. “For the first time, our players will receive a 29.5% share of forecast game revenue, as well as a share of an...

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  • Stoop Shortlisted For Stadium Award

    The Twickenham Stoop has been shortlisted for a Stadium Business Award, within the 'Project of the Year' category, for the work conducted in the south west corner of the stadium. In the summer of 2014, Harlequins invested in and transformed the area behind the south stand by expanding the space to allow numerous food and beverage units to be installed and provide an area for the club and partners to activate on match days. Commenting on the news that the Stoop is up for an award, Harlequins oper...

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  • Sinfield Joins RFL

    The RFL have announced that Kevin Sinfield MBE has joined the governing body in the role of rugby director starting on Thursday, September 1, 2016. Sinfield will split his time between the performance & development department at Red Hall, the RFL’s headquarters in Leeds, and with the commercial, marketing and communications teams based at Media City UK in Manchester. At Red Hall, Sinfield will lead on the review of the RFL performance strategy and assist in devising a four-year England 202...

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  • Fighting Corruption On Confex Agenda

    A panel of experts will debate how to safeguard good governance in sport in a plenary session entitled "Protecting sport from corruption" at the World Rugby Confex 2016. Taking place at the Hilton London Metropole on 14-15 November, ConfEx 2016 will address the issues currently facing sport globally and look at ways sport governing bodies and regulatory authorities can retain and restore faith in the honesty of sport.  Leading the discussion will be: • Karl Bennison – chief of enforcement,...

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  • Visa rules KO

    Unprecedented changes in the visa rules have left several clubs unable to recruit much needed overseas talent. NICOLA APPLETON of Lewis Silkin LLP looks at the problem   In order to sponsor overseas players and coaches, clubs must now have a government issued ‘sponsorship licence’. Once licensed, a club may only sponsor players and coaches that meet requirements agreed between the UK Border Agency and the RFU/WRU/SRU. These criteria are supposed to be designed to ensure that only those play...

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  • O'Neills Break New Code

    Leading Irish kit manufacturer O'Neills are aiming to make a big splash in both codes of rugby, having signed a four-year contract with Harlequins - their first venture into professional rugby union.It creates a platform at the top tier of the English game to raise its visibility and profile within the UK market. However, the landmark deal came about almost by chance, according to O’Neills’ UK sales manager Susie Robertson.“We went to speak to Harlequins about rugby league and in the meeti...

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