Entries by Dave Williams

Top Marque Join Forces With James Grant

Rugby union player management company Top Marque Sports (TMS) have announced their merger with James Grant Group (JGG), the integrated management and professional services company in sport, music and entertainment. TMS, which represents over 60 international players including Dan Cole, Liam Williams, Charlie Faumuina, Will Genia, Simon Zebo and Tommy Seymour, was founded over 13 […]

Rugby Expo Returns To Coventry With New Format

Rugby Ventures Ltd., the management team behind Rugby Expo, has confirmed Rugby Expo is returning for its second consecutive year to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on Wednesday 08 November 2017. A new format, designed to more effectively support and engage those from the professional and community game, will see the conference and exhibition combined […]

Kings And Cheetahs About To Look North?

The fate of the two South African Super Rugby franchises earmarked to be ejected from next year’s competition, the Cheetahs and Southern Kings will be confirmed tomorrow (Friday 7th July) by a meeting of the SA Rugby council. What may also become clearer is whether the two are likely to switch focus and compete in […]

Head Of Rugby Recruitment Jan McGinity Leaves Worcester Warriors

WORCESTER Warriors’ head of rugby recruitment Jan McGinity has left the club with immediate effect. McGinity spent four years at Sixways, firstly as a consultant and then as a salaried member of staff. He played a key role in the transformation of the squad, helping recruit players like Ben Te’o, Francois Hougaard, Donncha O’Callaghan and […]

Tigers Settle For £200k For Solomona From Sharks

The Rugby Football League has announced that a satisfactory resolution has been reached between Castleford Tigers and Sale Sharks over the unapproved transfer of Denny Solomona. Castleford Tigers will receive in excess of £200,000 in compensation and recover approximately £100,000 in legal costs from the defendants. The Super League club sued the player, his agent […]

MacManus Brings First Concussion Claim In NRL

The first case of an Australian rugby player launching legal action against a former club employer for their handling of concussion injuries was raised this week as James McManus claims Newcastle Knights should have forced him into retirement in 2013 but their failure to do so resulted in him suffering up to 10 concussions and […]

£20m Loan Write-Off Leads To Extraordinary 2016 Profit At Sixways

Worcester Warriors through their operating company, WRFC Trading Ltd made a profit of £13.8m in the year-ending June 2016 due to a write-off of shareholder loans worth £20.4m during the year. The accounts were filed in April this year, but this extraordinary item has only been called to the attention of Running Rugby this week. […]

Munster To Post €300k Surplus

The Irish Examiner has reported that Munster are set to post a surplus of €310,000 (£273k) this season, a considerable turnaround from the €1.93m (£1.7m) deficit in 2015/16. The projected cashflow surplus is driven by a €2.05m increase in gate income and an additional €1.5m IRFU grant. Munster sold out nine matches, a new record […]

Cudmore Takes Concussion To Court

Former Canadian international, Jamie Cudmore has called former club Clermont to face summary court proceedings over being forced to play despite displaying what could have been symptoms of concussion. Cudmore, who played for the current Top 14 champions from 2005-16, has asked for medical expertise to decide if he was the victim of two concussions […]

O’Toole Out And MacKay Comes In For Worcester Restructure

Worcester Warriors have announced a new management structure which will see chief executive, Jim O’Toole step down from his role at the end of June to be replaced by former Quins RL chief executive, Gus MacKay as managing director. MacKay will have responsibility for the operations of the club, with responsibility for the rugby department […]