Will Chang

  • Payne Resigns As USA Rugby Chief

    ... plan, the organization was able to contribute to the contingency reserve and add value to the balance sheet." "First and foremost, on behalf of USA Rugby, I would like to thank Dan for his incredible dedication to this organization and its members." said Will Chang, chairman of the USA Rugby board of directors, "He came into the role during a transitional period and was able to stabilize the organization and its finances." "USA Rugby is grateful for Dan's commitment over the last year and half,...

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  • What do sponsors want?

    Sponsorship has become an integral part of rugby clubs both great and small. JOHN OATES, managing director of Pro-Stream, looks at how to go about securing a sponsor   Sponsorship is undoubtedly one of the key sources of income for all clubs, irrespective of size. Without a successful sponsorship programme they Will struggle to reach their income targets. It is therefore essential to optimise all the opportunities to find sponsorship and in order to achieve this they Will need to understand sev...

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  • Wasps Do Away With 'London' Prefix

    Aviva Premiership side Wasps have dropped the 'London' prefix from their official name and from next season they Will once again be known as just Wasps. The decision is likely to have been made in order to establish a clearer brand and to capitalise on marketing opportunities, though the revertion to the club's traditional name Will likely please supporters. The club became known as 'London Wasps' in 1999 after the game turned professional in an attempt to distinguish the senior team from the am...

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  • What does it take to run the biggest club rugby competition in the world?

    What does it take to run the biggest club rugby competition in the world? DAVID LAWRENSON finds out from ERC chief executive Derek McGrath   The Heineken Cup has been one of the great success stories of rugby union in the open era, becoming the biggest club competition in the world. In December, a record crowd of over 76,000 watched Stade Francais play Harlequins at the Stade de France in Paris - a remarkable achievement considering the first final in 1996 attracted less than 22,000. Days befor...

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  • News

    This story was published in RR Magazine Issue 1 (March 2007) some of the information is likely to have Changed BEHIND THE BRAND RHINO   Who are they? Rhino is one of the leading suppliers of specialist rugby equipment, offering everything from scrummage machines, to tackle pads, balls and kit.   What’s the history? Rhino Rugby was established more than 25 years ago by Tim Francis, who was a teacher at Dulwich College in London. He created a scrummage machine called the Powerhouse, and toget...

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  • Leeds Met team up with Leeds Carnegie

    Anyone taking a passing interest in Leeds rugby over the past couple of years Will be familiar with the name Carnegie. It has attached itself to the ground, the shirts and Headingley’s new east stand in a groundbreaking partnership. Carnegie aren’t your run-of-the-mill sponsors, in fact they don’t even use the word sponsorship but their tie up with Leeds could point the way for other clubs to form lucrative partnerships with their local universities. Carnegie is part of Leeds Metropolitan...

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  • IRFU Announce Senior Management Changes

    The Irish Rugby Football Union has announced the fulfillment of two new senior management positions. Conor O’Brien, having previously held the position of financial controller and been a part of the organisation since 1998, has moved into the position of Director of Finance for the IRFU.  His new role in the organisation reflects the heightened responsibilities he Will be undertaking in dealing with various financial institutions and the wider rugby community in an increasingly complex econom...

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  • The Broncos Are Back

    Harlequins Rugby League have announced that they are Changing their name and rebranding the club back to London Broncos Rugby League with immediate effect. Along with the Change of name, the club Will be completely Changing their kit to a new color scheme of black and blue. However, the Broncos Will still be playing their home games at the Twickenham Stoop for the 2012 Super League. The London-based rugby league team originally became known as the Broncos in 1994. In 2005 the club rebranded to b...

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  • Fan Focus - Hull FC

    RICHARD WATERWORTH     Age: 51   Occupation: Projects Officer Local Government   Why do you support rugby league? Simply the most entertaining sport to watch. Honest, physical and exciting.   Why Hull FC? I lived in Hull when I first got an interest. Walked out on Hull City after a series of disappointing relegation battles. A friend of mine supported Hull FC and took me along. In my first season watching they were relegated. Then came the revival with the signing of Steve Norton etc and th...

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  • Roger Lewis - Group Chief Executive, WRU and Millennium Stadium

    Running Welsh rugby is one of the toughest jobs in the sport but WRU chief executive Roger Lewis has used his experience in the music business to turn things around. DAVID LAWRENSON reports.   Thirty years in the music business doesn’t seem the ideal preparation for taking on one of the toughest jobs in rugby. But after two and a half years as chief executive of the Welsh Rugby Union, Roger Lewis seems to be hitting the right notes. Trying to fulfil the expectations of a rugby-mad nation and...

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