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Racing Victoria Ups Prizemoney For Cranbourne, Bendingo, Ballarat Cups

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 30 / 15

Racing Victoria has "announced significant prizemoney rises in some of Victoria's most important country cups," a move that will allow local and overseas stayers more options of gaining a start in the Caulfield and Melbourne cups, according to Patrick Bartley of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Spoil...

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NRL Will Not Force Directors On Clubs

National Rugby League CEO Dave Smith "told apprehensive club supremos that independent directors will not be forced upon them if they already have their houses in order, saying the competition's landmark governance reform would be implemented on a case-by-case basis," according to Chris Barrett of t ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

Singapore Bid A Chance To Fight Off NRL

Singapore's bid for the 2016 Super Rugby expansion franchise "could represent rugby union’s last best chance to fight off rugby league’s relentless push into the Pacific islands," according to Wayne Smith of THE AUSTRALIAN. Chief execs of the three core SANZAR nations, Australia, New Zea ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

Maxwell: ANZ Stadium Surface 'Disgusting'

The Australian Football League side Sydney Swans "hold the party line on playing at ANZ Stadium," but former Collingwood player Nick Maxwell has no such restrictions and has labelled the controversial surface "disgusting," according to Peter Lalor of THE AUSTRALIAN. Neither the Swans nor the AFL wil ...

Tags: Facilities, Australia

NRL Club Bosses Heading For Showdown

A "showdown is looming on Wednesday as some of the game's most powerful figures prepare to confront" National Rugby League CEO Dave Smith over his plan to demand independent directors at clubs, and raise other issues that have left them increasingly disenchanted with League Central, according t ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

ANZ Stadium In High Demand

The National Rugby League "could go head to head" with the Australian Football League over the use of ANZ Stadium during the finals series or "face the ugly prospect of staging another double header to accommodate its clubs in the opening week of the finals," according to Stuart Honeysett of THE AUS ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

ARU Paves Way For Folau To Play In Rio

An "almost hidden add-on" to the Australian Rugby Union’s contracting changes surrounding the 2016 Olympics "could prove to be most important of all" in the fight to keep Israel Folau, according to Iain Payten of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. Along with the major changes of the flexible contract ...

Tags: Olympics, Australia

NRL To Discuss Adding Third Official

The National Rugby League "will explore the possibility of using three referees after announcing a multi-million-dollar review aimed at improving the consistency, accuracy and ­efficiency of its oft-maligned match officials," according to Stuart Honeysett of THE AUSTRALIAN. NRL Head of Football Todd ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

MCG To Remove Gambling Advertising

The Melbourne Cricket Ground "will remove gambling advertising from its scoreboard next season following the personal intervention" of Australian Football League Chair Mike Fitzpatrick, according to Caroline Wilson of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The "contentious replay highlights" branded by int'l on ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Australia

FFA Bans Live Streaming Of Cup Matches

Football Federation Australia "will prohibit clubs from streaming FFA Cup games online regardless of whether their matches will be broadcast live or on delay on the pay TV network," according to Dominic Bossi of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The FFA "moved to ensure all FFA Cup games will remain solely ...

Tags: Media, Australia

Case Against Essendon At Risk Of Collapse

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority’s case against Australian Football League Side Essendon footballers "appears certain to collapse if its investigators cannot use transcripts from player interviews conducted last year," according to Chip Le Grand of THE AUSTRALIAN. There "are two ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

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