Super Rugby and much more leads the brief news.
Rugby Union: The Rugby Union Players’ Association (RUPA) have urged the ARU not to axe one of the country’s Super Rugby franchises.
SANZAAR, the governing body of Super Rugby, will meet next month to map out a plan for the future structure of the competition with the potential to reduce the current 18 teams floated.
If the competition is reduced from 18 teams, the ARU might voluntarily sacrifice one of its Australian franchises with Western Force or Melbourne Rebels the two franchises at risk.
RUPA wants Australia’s five Super teams to be retained until at least the end of the current broadcast agreement, which expires in 2020.
Commonwealth Games: 2018 Commonwealth Games organisers have signed up ASX-listed media monitoring company iSentia to assist with the analysis and evaluation of all media coverage received up to and during the Games on the Gold Coast.
Football: Manchester United globally launched their MUTV app this week with the app available in Australia via Google Play for Android. The app will allow fans to catch live streaming of MUTV programming 24/7 and on demand.
Rugby League: Parramatta Eels have begun to increase their sponsorship roster by signing ALAND Developments as a major sponsor.
The property development and construction company will be the club’s playing sleeve sponsor.
Australian Rules: St Kilda has signed a compression gear partnership with Virus Action Sport Performance. St Kilda’s players will wear Virus gear to assist their training and recovery.