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 security measures in place" at the stadium in west London, including road closures around the ground before and after games as well as a "heavy police presence for high-profile matches." However, the RFU is considering erecting concrete barriers and additional "hostile vehicle mitigation" steps ahead of the upcoming autumn int'ls. More than 240,000 supporters are expected to attend England's three Test matches against Australia, Argentina and Samoa in November. The RFU is working alongside the Metropolitan Police to "ensure that adequate security is in place" before the start of the Autumn Tests on Nov. 11 (SKY SPORTS, 10/19).
Events and Attractions
Aintree Racecourse will be presenting a "Celebration of Merseyside Sport" for Grand National Thursday at next year's Grand National Festival. The "newly-renamed Grand National Thursday -- A Day for Champions" will celebrate the "many successes of sport across Merseyside" with a new Champions Lounge (LIVERPOOL ECHO, 10/19).
The PGA Tour will hold its first golf tournament in Korea, The CJ Cup at Nine Bridges, on Jeju Island. Somerset Jeju Shinhwa World was appointed the official hotel partner of the event. The tour boasts a field of 78 int'l golfers including Justin Thomas, Jason Day and Adam Scott (PGA Tour).