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Premiership Rugby Agrees To Partnership With StubHub For Premiership Rugby Final 2014

04 / 18 / 14

Premiership Rugby has agreed to a partnership with StubHub for the Premiership Rugby Final 2014. StubHub will be running its "Lucky Turnstile" promotion in the west car park where all fans will have the chance to win a range of prizes. StubHub already has partnerships in the U.K. with The O2, multip...

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Hearts Settle Tax Dispute With HMRC

Scottish Premier League club Heart of Midlothian revealed that it has reached an agreement with U.K. tax authority HMRC "in a dispute over tax and national insurance contributions," according to Doug Gratton of the LONDON TIMES. The £1.75M ($2.8M) dispute "was revealed in the share issue broch ...

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SPL Debts Increase

The Scottish Premier League has gone from a profit of £2M ($3.2M) to a loss of £11.9M ($19.2M) and Rangers’ drop into the Third Division is "set to make matters worse," according to Hugh Keevins of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. The latest annual financial review of the SPL, carrie ...

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Tigers Get Stadium Sponsor

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RFU Declines Welsh World Cup Offer

Wales' "ambitious but unlikely hopes" of persuading England to play its World Cup pool game at the Millennium Stadium appeared to have been "comprehensively dashed Tuesday after the Rugby Football Union insisted that the showpiece should be staged at Twickenham," according to Mark Souster of the LON ...

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Salford In Line For Rescue Fund

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Rugby World Cup 2015 Draw Announced

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SPL Clubs Agree On League Reform Plans

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EPL Signs Airline, Cruise Industry TV Deal

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Scottish Premier League club Heart of Midlothian was due to pay off the £450,000 ($724,635) tax bill, which at one stage "threatened to put the club out of business," according to Barry Anderson of the SCOTSMAN. The final instalment was due Monday, and club officials "were set to process the m ...

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