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  • Telegraph Extends Deal With RFU

    The Telegraph Media Group (TMG) has extended its commercial partnership with The Rugby Football Union (RFU) to beyond The 2015 Rugby World Cup. TMG will become and official digital news channel to England Rugby and copies of The Telegraph will be available in corporate areas at Twickenham on match days. The Telegraph’s rugby team is headed up by Mick Cleary with frequent contributions from The likes of Will Greenwood, Brian Moore and Austin Healy. Managing director of sport at TMG, Keith...

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  • Interview: Stephen Brown on Jevans, Transport and Touts

    The Daily Telegraph ran an interview with ER2015 Managing Director Stephen Brown where he discusses Debbie Jevans' departure, transport headaches and ticket touts: He was given less than six months to mastermind The second-biggest sporting event Britain has staged but Stephen Brown insists There is only one person to blame if it all goes horribly wrong. “Me,” says The managing director of England Rugby 2015, The organising committee for this year’s Rugby World Cup, which is now only five w...

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  • Olympic Stadium Could Host Five World Cup Games

    The Olympic Stadium is set to host as many as five fixtures at The 2015 Rugby World Cup, it emerged on Wednesday night, according to The Telegraph. The London 2012 centrepiece is at The heart of The match schedule ­submitted by England 2015 for approval by The International Rugby Board, demonstrating just how crucial The stadium has become for ­tournament organisers since They were given more time to secure The ­venue’s inclusion. Staging five games at The iconic arena would help to solve t...

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  • ERC Officials To Run New Champions Cup

    The inaugural season of The new Rugby Champions Cup will be run by staff from European Rugby Cup (ERC), The very organisation it is replacing. The Daily Telegraph has reported that ERC employees are poised to administer The new competition for The whole of next season.  European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR), The new umbrella governing body based in Neuchatel, Switzerland, has reportedly entered into a "service agreement" with ERC, providing The Dublin-based company with a stay of execution,...

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  • England To Ban Player Media Columns During RWC

    ... The last World Cup in New Zealand in 2011 when The Rugby Football Union (RFU) allowed players to write newspaper columns as long as They were cleared by The governing body, which is standard practice during The Six Nations and The QBE autumn series. The Telegraph reports that representatives and agents of The players were informed of The decision at a recent meeting chaired by Sophie Goldschmidt, The RFU's chief commercial officer. The newspaper also reports that a decision has yet to be final...

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  • London Welsh Chairman Threatens Legal Action Over Funding Issues

    London Welsh chairman Bleddyn Phillips has warned that The club are prepared to take legal action over what They percieve as a "closed shop" of professional rugby in England. Speaking to The Telegraph, Phillips said The uneven distribution of revenues in The PRL, which sees London Welsh get around £1.5m per season from a central pot compared with The £4m given to The more established Aviva Premiership clubs, has created a "cabal" with The country's biggest clubs looking after Their own intere...

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  • RFU Postpones League Restructuring

    The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has postponed plans to restructure its leagues below The Championship after mounting opposition, according to an exclusive from The Daily Telegraph. Opposition to The changes came to a head with The Telegraph revelation that clubs in The north of England were threatening to call a special general meeting in an attempt to throw out The proposed restructuring. Now The RFU has been forced into a climbdown after councillors received a letter on last week recommending t...

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  • Championship Clubs Challenge RFU

    RFU Championship clubs are in dispute with The Rugby Football Union (RFU) over The failure to provide funding They claim was promised to Them in an agreement following The makeover of The second tier of English rugby. According to The Daily Telegraph, The clubs say They are each owed £77,000 for The last three seasons, but The RFU has said that The figures, £295,000 per club in 2009-10 increasing to £400,000 in 2015-16, were only estimates. The newspaper also reported that The clubs were expe...

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  • Sheffield Eagles Join Keighley In Dispute With RFL

    Sheffield Eagles are prepared to join The Keighley Cougars in taking joint action against The Rugby Football League (RFL) over The non-punishment of fielding ineligible players in The dual registration row, according to The Telegraph and Argus. Cougars chairman Gary Fawcett estimates that relegation will cost The club over £250,000 next season and is aggrieved over The RFL's decision to reinstate points to relegation rivals Batley (as well as Doncaster) after both clubs were docked points fo...

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  • Milton Keynes Chairman Quits In Racism Row

    ... c---” and was cleared of racism at a citing hearing in October.  But Slough won an appeal against that decision last week after The panel decided Their players’ evidence was more believable than Milton Keynes’s. Please click here to read more on The Telegraph Sport website......

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