Rugby League

Sale Sharks set for Salford City move

Sale Sharks have announced the club will move to the Salford City Stadium this summer in time for the 2012/13 Aviva Premiership Rugby season. The club will leave their home of the past nine seasons - Edgeley Park in Stockport - to share the brand new 12,000 capacity stadium with Salford City Reds Rugby League Club.

The Sharks have signed a twenty-five year lease, with a review period after 5 seasons, and will begin life at their new home ground in August 2012 with a high profile friendly against current European Champions Leinster.  

Cardiff to host RLWC2013 ceremony

Rugby League World Cup 2013 has announced the group games and quarter final matches for the tournament being held in October and November next year. The tournament will begin at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff with the first day lineup kicking off with the opening ceremony, before host nation Wales take on Italy and co-hosts England face Australia in back-to-back games. 

Challenge Cup to stay on BBC until 2016

The BBC has agreed a new contract to remain as the principal broadcaster for rugby league's Challenge Cup for the next five years, in a deal that will see the final of the knockout competition televised live on BBC One until 2016, as well as fourth and fifth-round games, quarter-finals and semis.

RFL chairman Richard Lewis told BBC Sport: ‘The visibility and profile afforded by the sport's presence on the BBC and the BBC iPlayer is hugely important.’

Super League launches with TV changes

The new Super League season officially launches today at Old Trafford, with the announcement that Sky Sports will televise matches on Monday nights, as well as Fridays, throughout the summer.The switch of the second televised game from the previous Saturday slot has been agreed as part of Sky's new five-year Super League deal, with the broadcasters and the clubs keen to fill the gap left on Monday nights when the football season finishes, from late May to early August.The Monday night games are set to broadcast from 21st May, although Sky will already have shown two Monday night games on bank

Aviva joins Saracens’ Wembley party

Saracens is set to work with Premiership title sponsors’ Aviva in the countdown to the London club’s derby match against Harlequins at Wembley on Saturday 31st March.  Aviva will work closely with the London club to promote the top-of-the-table clash that will also see a host of additional entertainment, led by the pop band Mcfly.Nigel Wray, Saracens’ chairman, said: ‘Saracens at Wembley has become recognised as a fantastic family day out offering great rugby and great entertainment at a great venue for a great price, and we are looking forward to working with Aviva on making the game on March

RFL reveals Stobart sponsorship

The Rugby Football League (RFL) has confirmed UK logistics company Stobart as the title sponsor of the Super League for 2012.A statement from the governing body read: 'The RFL confirms that Stobart Group has agreed heads of terms to secure title naming rights to rugby league's Super League.'??The announcement extends Stobart's involvement in rugby league, who currently serve as the principal shirt sponsor of Super League debutants Widnes and hold the naming rights to the team's Halton Stadium.?Stobart takes over from Engage Mutual Assurance who backed the league over a seven-year period.The 20

Castleford Tigers extends shirt sponsorship

Castleford Tigers has announced that tax specialist company Probiz has extended and expanded its partnership with the professional rugby league team.The new agreement will see the company's logo continue to feature on both the front and back of the team's home and away shirts throughout the 2012 rugby league season.??Probiz founder Feisal Nahaboo revealed that the company has invested a seven-figure sum into sports and West Bromwich Albion FC and Castleford Tigers have been the biggest beneficiaries.?Nahaboo added in a statement: ‘I am a Cas

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