Redrow, one of the leading residential property developers in the UK, has confirmed that it will be extending its commercial partnership with the London Irish Rugby club for the 2016-17 season.
This is great news for everyone involved with the club. The company has a turnover of 1.38 billion pounds in the last financial year. They are happy to have extended the commercial contract with London Irish as they strongly believe in the team and its management.
This renewed partnership with London Irish will give them freedom to brand their company in all the home matches. They can have their branding on all the player appearances as well as the community programs that the club participates. In return, the London Irish rugby club will benefit from having a good relationship with a company that is well known in London and is enthusiastic about this sport.
Dave Bexon, the Redrow’s commercial director, said that the company is very much delighted to extend their support to the London Irish rugby club for one more year. The club is doing everything in its might to develop new talents from its Academy and is happy that it is looking to have a place for itself in the rugby world. Redrow is always looking to develop young and promising talent within their organization and they feel that the London Irish rugby club is also thinking on the same lines. This is what has impressed them about this club.
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Tom Coventry, the boss of London Irish, vowed that he would fight the relegation of the Exiles at the Premiership.
The director stated that he would help the club to gain back top position in the continent. The club being relegated from Aviva Premiership has not deterred Tom Coventry. Being the director of rugby for London Irish, he states that he wishes to continue as boss for the club even though it has been ousted from Premiership. When the Exiles lost out to Harlequins in the match that was held at Madejski stadium, it helped to confirm the club’s participation in the championship in the following season
Tom, who hails from New Zealand, stated that he would be looking for opportunities by which he would be able to get the Irish team back on the top flight. He feels that it is his job which will remain incomplete if he left now with the current position of the club being where it is. He would be putting in place a review in order to understand the steps that need to be taken to get the club back on a top position in the game. Read more »
Kevin Sinfield, the skipper of the rugby league club the Leeds Rhinos is all set to swicth codes this summer and join the Rugby Football Union Championship club the Yorkshire Carnegie at the end of this season.
The 34 year old, a former England skipper in the rugby league, has put pen to paper on an 18 month contract with Bryan Redpath’s side. Sinfield, who was made captain of the Leeds Rhinos in 2002 at just 22 years of age, hailed the time he had spent at the club but said that it was time to move on to a fresh challenge before he hung up his boots.
He said that his entire adult life has been spent at the Leeds Rhinos and he remains grateful for the support he has received from the club for the last two decades. He mentioned that leaving the Rhinos was one of the toughest decisions that he has had to take in his life but he believes now is the right time to finish his career in the rugby league and embark on a new challenge with the Yorkshire Carnegie.
According to Sinfield, he never wanted to play against the Rhinos and as for rugby union, he always had a healthy respect for the code and he believes that he will be able to excel in that code as well. He mentioned that he is extremely fortunate that such an opportunity exists for him as a professional and he wanted to grab it with both hands. Read more »
The 23 years old rugby union player Henry Thomas who plays for the Bath Rugby club which is a professional rugby union club based in Bath, Somerset, is likely to return to England’s match day team and play against the Ireland team.
The venue of the match is in Dublin. Thomas usually plays as a prop but he was often excluded from the team training with the head coach of England’s national rugby union team, Stuart Lancaster. Thomas was again included in the team because one of the players of the team, Kieran Brooks who plays for the Newcastle team has injured his hip. If the 24 years old Kieran Brooks requires a lot of time to recover, then he will be unable to play in Friday’s match then it is very much likely that Henry Thomas would be taking his place.
The last time Thomas played for the England National rugby Union team was last year in the month of June in a match against New Zealand, who are also known as ‘All Blacks’. Read more »