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Rugby Football Union Considering Additional Security Measures At Twickenham

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 20 / 17

The Rugby Football Union confirmed it is "considering installing concrete bollards and other permanent barriers around Twickenham stadium in order to prevent future terror attacks at the home of English rugby," according to Rory O'Callaghan of SKY SPORTS. The governing body "already has a number of ...

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