Friday 12th July – Weekly Recap


IRFU announce five year partnership with Energia

The Irish Rugby Football Union have announced the signing of a five year partnership with Energia which will see the electricity and gas supply company become the official energy partner to Irish Rugby and title sponsor of both the Men’s and Women’s All-Ireland League competitions. Read more here


Bristol Bears award training centre contract to Beard Construction

Chief-Executive Mark Tainton said: “We’re confident that Beard Construction – a local business with strong roots in the city – will do a great job in delivering what will be the best professional rugby training facility in the UK and a state-of-the-art environment for Bristol Bears.

“The site will include pitches, an indoor 4G barn, administration offices, medical facilities, a world class gymnasium and meeting rooms. It’s a massive project and a huge amount of preparation and detail has gone into the process so far. Read more here


Connacht Rugby launch new logo and kit design

The new logo strongly reflects the original provincial crest with evolutions of the core elements. The new logo sheds the rugby ball feature of old, providing much greater prominence and emphasis on the more traditional elements of the eagle and sword. The wing tips of the eagle have been reworked and consolidated to represent each of the five counties of the province with the arm strengthened and holding the sword upright, denoting ambition. Read more here


London Irish confirm deal with BLK

London Irish CEO, Brian Facer said: “This announcement marks the start of an exciting new chapter for our club. Both companies are looking to grow considerably in England and this partnership will support our long-term strategy.” Read more here

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