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  • Irish Sports Council Recognise RLI

    Rugby league has become the latest sport to be recognised by the Irish Sports Council with approval of Rugby League Ireland as a national governing body. The recognition will allow RLI to further develop the sport of rugby league throughout Ireland and will also allow the organisation to apply for funding from the Sports Council. RLI originally applied to the Sports Council in 2011 and began a two-year probation period on the 31 October of that year. The recognition comes just two months after...

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  • Calls For Investigation Into Land Deal Between Scarlets And Carmarthenshire Council

    The Wales Audit Office is being asked to investigate a £850,000 land deal which saw the Llanelli Scarlets benefit significantly more than the Council whose plot it was. Wales Online are reporting that documents disclosed by the Council under the Freedom of Information Act reveal there was disagreement among senior officers within Carmarthenshire County Council over the split in proceeds when a car park next to the Parc y Scarlets stadium in Llanelli was sold to a pub company. The freehold was o...

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  • Wakefield Argue With Council Over Stadium Saga

    A blame game has developed between Wakefield Trinity Wildcats and Wakefield Council over who is responsible for the failure to build a new community stadium. Over 100 people attended a public meeting at the club last week to discuss the stalled plans for the Wildcats to move into a new facility. Wakefield and District Community Trust claimed​ at the meeting that​ the Council had not delivered on​ a 'promise' to pay £2m to fund the new stadium. The Council​, which did not have a represen...

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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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  • Tigers Bite Back After Council Turns Its Tail

    Castleford Tigers’ bosses have suffered a blow after Council chiefs pulled the plug on support for the club’s stadium plans, according to The Pontefract and Castleford Express. The Express can exclusively reveal Wakefield Council has retracted its offer of £2m worth of land assets to both Castleford Tigers and Wakefield Wildcats’ community trust to help upgrade facilities and meet Super League criteria. Coun David Dagger, cabinet member responsible for sport, said recent talks with the...

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  • Newcastle Seek Council Loan To Buy Back Kingston Park

    A report in the Newcastle Chronicle has revealed that Newcastle Falcons are seeking a loan from the local Council in order to buy back Kingston Park stadium. Newcastle City Council are reportedly considering brokering a multi-million pound loan for the Aviva Premiership club, details of which will be discussed at a closed session of its business cabinet this week. The Falcons currently lease the ground from landlords Northumbria University and have two years remaining on the deal. The loan was s...

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  • Georgia, Romania And USA Join World Rugby Council

    World Rugby has officially welcomed Georgia, Romania and USA onto its expanded Council at its interim meeting in London last week. With a new governance model paving the way for wider representation on the Council, the three unions were participating in their first meeting since being confirmed in May having achieved all the required governance criteria. World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont said: "We are delighted to be welcoming Georgia, Romania and USA to Council for the first time today. These...

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  • Georgia, Romania & USA Added To World Rugby Council

    Georgia, Romania and the USA have all earned representation on an expanded World Rugby Council as part of the implementation of a new governance model for the global governing body. Argentina and Italy are also now entitled to a second representative on the Council and there is a “clear and transparent pathway” in place for all other member unions to work towards gaining representation on the Council. Georgia, Romania and the USA achieved governance criteria stipulated within the Bye-Laws fo...

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  • Ospreys' Ground Could Be Sold To Swansea City FC

    The Liberty Stadium, home of the Ospreys, could be sold to Swansea City Football Club, the city Council has confirmed. The Council, which owns the ground, says it has held "positive, exploratory" talks with the football club over the sale but it is understood that the needs of the Ospreys would be protected under any such deal. Swansea City and the Ospreys have shared the stadium since it opened in 2005 and the proposed deal would help plug the gaping hole in Council finances, with the authority...

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  • Knights Homeless After York Council Dispute

    York City Knights have been forced to re-arrange a friendly fixture with Hull FC and face an uncertain future after supposed plans for a groundshare with York City FC were put on hold. The game was scheduled to take place against Hull FC at Bootham Crescent next weekend but will now be played at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster. The loss of the home game will be a cost of over £10,000 to the club and the Knights are effectively homeless after their lease of Huntington Stadium was ended as pa...

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