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DCMS secures £300m fund for sports winter survival

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has pledged £300 million to safeguard professional sports’ immediate future, as confirmed in its ‘Sport Winter Survival Package’.  Emergency funds will be made available to sports governing bodies to distribute to clubs and organisations that have been affected by the ongoing COVID pandemic. Sports England will oversee the allocation of funds, …

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Maro Itoje’s agent handed 22-month ban for betting infractions

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Matt Hart, the agent of Saracens and England international Maro Itoje, has been suspended for 22 months after placing 1,476 bets, via a bet365 account, on rugby matches over the course of a three and a half year period. The Rugby Football Union (RFU) registered agent who works for the Stellar Group Limited, was found to have placed the bets …

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Kindred Group steps up fight against corruption in UK sports

Stockholm-listed online gambling firm Kindred Group Plc has strengthened its sports integrity initiatives confirming that it has joined the Sports Betting Intelligence Forum (SBIF) and further signed a memorandum-of-understanding with the Rugby Football Union (RFU). Updating the market, Kindred will work with the SBIF becoming a betting industry stakeholder in developing initiatives to ‘protect sports and prevent sports corruption’. Established in …

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ESSA links up with RFU for English rugby protection

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The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with international sports betting integrity body ESSA. Through this new link up, English rugby is set to be protected from potential match manipulation and sports betting breaches. Under the terms of the agreement the RFU, a member of the UK Sports Betting Integrity Forum …

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RFU extends integrity partnership with Sportradar

The Rugby Football Union (RFU), the governing body of professional rugby union in England has confirmed that it has extended its sports integrity monitoring partnership with Sportradar until 2019. The RFU integrity partnership for English rugby union has been in place since 2013, monitoring betting market activity, rugby fixtures and  potential suspicious wagering activity. For the next three years, Sportradar …

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RFU bans former Leicester Tigers coach Phil Blake following betting rules breach

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) disciplinary panel has charged former Leicester Tigers defence coach Phil Blake (51), with two breaches of its anti-corruption and betting rules violation. The Australian coach will banned from coaching the sports for a six month period. The breaches relate to bets placed by Blake on Leicester Tigers matches against RC Toulonnais in the European Champions …

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Six Nations signs integrity monitoring deal

Six Nations Rugby Limited signed a three year service agreement with Sportradar under which the next three editions of the senior Men’s, Women’s and U20s Six Nations Championships will be monitored by Sportradar’s Fraud Detection System. Sportradar, which already works with the Rugby Football Union and the Australian Rugby Union, will employ its FDS to monitor the global betting patterns …

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