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Pro12 Plan For U.S. Expansion Faces Challenges Due To Governance Issues

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 19 / 17

Plans for Pro12 expansion in the U.S. "remain subject to concerns over governance issues" within USA Rugby and "uncertainty regarding stadiums and potential support," according to Pengelly & Dart of the London GUARDIAN. Sources in the U.S. and U.K. said that Houston was "set to be announced by t...

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Tags: Europe, Leagues and Governing Bodies, North America

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, North America

Red Stripe Pulls Jamaican League Coverage

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, North America

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Tags: Europe, Leagues and Governing Bodies, North America

ACBJ Acquires Full Interest In Leaders

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Puma Off To Strong Start In Americas

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Sports Direct Breaks Into U.S. Market

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