Rugby is a team sport which has been around for nearly 200 years. It originated in England in Rugby boys school and has since become a popular sport worldwide. In 1987, the first world cup was held, and has been held every four years since that date. Rugby is a very physical sport which requires team players to be strong and have a lot of stamina. This sport also requires a lot of skill and players need to have different strengths depending on what position they are playing. In a game of rugby the game starts with fifteen players on each side who play different positions including front row, second row, back row, half back and quarter back.
The sport kit is an important part of any rugby team. Rugby teams each wear a different kit to show which team they are in, and for practical purposes. For sports clothing to be practical, it needs to be durable and comfortable, and not restrict movement in any way. There are a variety of different items in a rugby kit including rugby shirts and t shirts, rugby boots, socks, base layers, sports compression trousers and more. The basics of a rugby kit can be found in many sports shops and online shops. However, rugby teams usually wear personalised shirts printed with the team member’s names and the team emblem. These can be ordered from rugby kit providers.
Rugby shirts are available in different styles, including the classical polo shirt, as well as the simple t shirt. Rugby players can also wear long sleeve rugby polo shirts and vest tops. The Rugby shirt is perhaps the most valued part of the rugby kit and can hold a sentimental value for team members. Many rugby players like to keep signed shirts as a souvenir.
Because Rugby is such a physical sport, minor injuries are quite common, so a typical sport kit also includes protective items such as gum shields and under armour. Sports compression items are also to help with the healing of muscle damage and shin splints.
Good quality kit can be bought from sports shops and from online sports suppliers. Rugby kit can also be bought from good sports designer labels such as Adidas, Canterbury, Nike and many more. Ordering rugby kits for your team from decent suppliers that is made to last will ensure that your team is comfortable supported and unrestricted by their sports clothing.
Melbourne, Victoria (PRWEB) October 09, 2012
After founding the market in 2004, E-diary has recently rebranded its dynamic calendar marketing system as ECAL, which has been adopted worldwide by major sports, entertainment, lifestyle and media organizations in Australia, New Zealand, USA and Europe. ECAL has also unveiled its brand new website and released extensive upgrades to its events calendar software which is now fully available for users to download instantly online.
As Founder and CEO of the innovative ECAL team, Mr Patrick Barrett, reveals, In the process of rebranding and upscaling to ECAL, weve retained the same famous E icon, but have developed a superior new online platform which is completely dynamic. It integrates with every major calendar program, smart phone and tablet, and can provide complete social integration via Facebook.
A critical difference from our old system is that the new ECAL is completely self-manageable. You can now create an ECAL account instantly on our website, login and begin using the planning and scheduling software straight away. Weve also released subscription packages starting from as low as $ 39 per month following a 30 day free trial.
The first ever online events calendar application E-diary – was created in 2004 and quickly became popular with major organizations across the globe. Now known as ECAL, it is now being used by more than 500,000 people globally a figure that has grown rapidly thanks to deals signed with major clients such as Fox Sports, AFL Clubs, Super Rugby, EventFinder (Australia), New Zealand Rugby Union (NZ), European Tour Golf, Premier Rugby Clubs (Europe), Major League Soccer, NCAA and Univision (USA), as well as many others.
Publishers big and small, can now use the world-leading ECAL calendar marketing system to instantly deliver their match schedules, business events, community events, TV programming, promotions and even player birthdays, directly into the personal, mobile and social diaries of their customers.
As Mr Barrett explains, The reason why ECAL is such a compelling product and has been so widely adopted, is that it bypasses the busy inbox and delivers content-rich events information direct to the customers preferred personal schedule.
Nowadays, the inbox has become a place of chaos and is often absolutely full with spam and non-essential messaging. The average corporate globally sends or receives close to 200 messages a day, and our clients typically have email open rates as low as 5%. So, ECAL is all about delivering specific and relevant events information directly into the calendar, where it belongs.
The ECAL planning and scheduling software creates a dynamic connection between the publisher and user, allowing the publisher to populate the users preferred calendar application or device, to suit the preferences set by the customer.
It is free for the end user, and allows them to choose which events and schedules they subscribe to, as well as the calendar application or device they want ECAL to sync to automatically.
Mr Barrett summarises the recent rebranding to ECAL and online upgrades, saying, The advancements in calendar subscription technology has allowed us to create this dynamic platform and offer ECAL as a Software-as-a-Service that can be enjoyed instantly by virtually any publisher, individual or organization worldwide that has a series of events to promote.
As the original pioneers in calendar marketing, were committed to the ongoing navigation and development of the market, to deliver a better communications service. Innovation lives, breathes and grows here at ECAL!
To find out more about the dynamic online events calendar application and how to take advantage of the 30-day free trial, visit http://www.ECAL.net
ECAL is a dynamic calendar marketing system that delivers events information direct into the personal, mobile, tablet and social calendar program of a companys customers, and is currently in use worldwide by leading sports, entertainment, lifestyle and media organizations in Australia, New Zealand, USA and Europe.
ECAL allows companies to streamline their events publishing and reach their customers 100% of the time with relevant, real-time communications going direct to the persons calendar and avoiding the inbox chaos. Developed by the pioneers in calendar marketing, ECAL significantly increases event awareness and works to drive high-value sales, engagement and profiled customer data.
Hong Kong (PRWEB) October 09, 2012
Sports tradering experts, Sportalists, have said that the numerous appalling decisions made by Rugby League referees throughout the 2012 season has made betting on the NRL more dangerous than playing Russian Roulette.
Sportalists Communication Director Malcolm Winston said that unless there is a major overhaul of refereeing in Australia, Sportalists would not be trading on NRL matches in the 2013 season.
The referees have far too great an impact on the result of games when they make dubious decisions, Mr Winston said.
Unlike AFL or soccer, a bad decision by a rugby league referee can turn momentum on its head and adversely affect the outcome of the game, he said. It is more dangerous than playing Russian roulette.
We would anticipate investing between $ 20 – $ 30 million a year on rugby league matches in Australia, Mr Winston said. We will direct these investments to better adjudicated sports unless we can be assured that the players will determine the outcome of a game and not the referees.
“We look for areas where there is higher reward and less risk, and at the moment Rugby League does not offer the astute investor good value,” he said.
The Sportalists Club is a private sports trading group made up of mathematical geniuses who have beaten the odds at the world’s racetracks and sporting events, and have reportedly never had a losing year.
The news that UK gambling giant William Hill, which makes most of its money in Britain, is expanding into Australia has prompted Sportalists to follow and seek an Australian partner.
William Hill, Britains largest bookmaker has set its sights on acquiring Sportingbet, due to the phenomenal growth in gambling in the Australian market.
The online gambling company said earlier this week that a 350-million-pound ($ 564.8 million) takeover approach at 52.5 pence per share from William Hill and smaller online betting firm GVC, undervalued the business.
Sportingbet said Australia now accounted for approaching 70 percent of group revenues and almost all of the companys profits.
Sums wagered on Australian sports betting rose 82 percent to 1.493 billion pounds, while annual savings after the acquisition increased to 15 million pounds from an original estimate of 5.2 million pounds.
Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) October 09, 2012
Sports Reaction Center is launching a new Sports Vision program to help improve the peripheral vision of their clients and patients with Eye Port
Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) October 10, 2012
Screpgraph has opened a new section in its online memorabilia store and is now available to distribute fast worldwide.
Memorabilia is a great and thoughtful gift that will continue to increase in value and a much more personal gift than the popular tech items, says owner Chris Screpis.
Recently added to their collection are two memorabilia items celebrating both the recent AFL and Rugby League Premierships: the Sydney Swans 2012 signed Jersey Squad, and the Melbourne Storm 2012 Squad signed Jersey.
When visiting the website online a broad, pleasing range of memorabilia is available. They have an extensive range of sports memorabilia, from: cricket, rugby union, rugby league, boxing, Formula 1, AFL, cycling, golf, basketball, surfing, soccer, cycling, horse racing and tennis. Screpgraph also has signed and framed music and movie posters memorabilia of artists and musicians.
Screpgraph specialises in finding authentic memorabilia. They selectively choose all items, before making them available on their online store. Screpgraph collaborates with genuine suppliers and this scrupulous attention to detail is why they have been granted membership in the Australia Memorabilia Association. This independent organisation verifies only the most trusted organisations in the memorabilia industry.
Our online store has been designed for quick browsing and easy navigation, says owner Chris Screpis and we also now have full mobile support for browsing on the go!
Screpgraph appears to be a true online success story and is a good example to any bricks and mortar company moving their products online with great success. Screpgraphs clients seem to agree:
“My new signed Parramatta Jersey is now the talking point of my lounge room. Incredible quality and I got my package the very next day!” said Phil, a customer from Sydney.
Screpgraph is also running a promotion until December this year offering all new members 10% off any item store wide which is sure to keep Christmas shoppers happy.
For more information on Screpgraph, or to purchase authentically signed memorabilia, visit http://www.screpgraph.com.au.
Glasgow, United Kingdom (PRWEB UK) 16 October 2012
First Milk, the dairy farmer cooperative, has used an asset based lending (ABL) facility jointly provided by Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance and Barclays to fund its acquisition of CNP Professional, a leading sports nutrition business. The deal value was undisclosed.
A proportion of the
(PRWEB UK) 18 October 2012
Sunderland, home to the Stadium of Light, the Penshaw Monument and the Elephant Tea Rooms, is also home to the nation’s brainiest people according to Quizfactor.com (http://www.quizfactor.com).
Quizfactor.com, the UK’s largest quiz site, conducted a nationwide quiz of some of their most frequently incorrectly answered questions. In total there were thirty questions, five in each of the categories Sport, Geography & Nature, Art & Literature, Science & Technology, Lifestyle and History & Politics.
Questions included How many points are scored for a converted try in Rugby Union?, What is the collective noun for a group of emus? and Which is the smallest planet in the solar system?.
The quiz was completed by over 5,000 UK residents, each naming their closest city. The results were analysed by calculating the greatest number of correct answers as a percentage of completed quizzes.
Sunderland scored 71% of correct answers, making them the lead city of the thirty that took part. Exeter was in second place with 68% and Preston third with 65%. Norwich was in last place, with just 35% of total answers being correct.
Rick Eastman, Marketing Director of Quizfactor.com, says This was the definitive general intelligence test for the UK; Sunderland did very well to come out on top.
Sunderland – 71%
Exeter – 68%
Preston – 65%
Brighton and Hove – 64%
Bath – 64%
Wakefield – 62%
Newport – 62%
Liverpool – 60%
Plymouth – 58%
Bristol – 58%
Nottingham – 57%
Leicester – 56%
Derby – 56%
York – 55%
London – 54%
Manchester – 54%
Glasgow – 54%
Portsmouth – 54%
Swansea – 53%
Chester – 52%
Stoke-on-Trent – 52%
Sheffield – 51%
Cardiff – 51%
Leeds – 51%
Coventry – 50%
Birmingham – 49%
Newcastle upon Tyne – 43%
Peterborough – 43%
Edinburgh – 43%
Norwich – 35%
Further analysis of the results identified that hair colour does not have any effect on levels of intelligence, so contrary to popular opinion, blondes are definitely not dumb. In fact Blondes scored 54% correct answers, exactly the same as Black and Red haired people. Brunettes and Grey haired quiz entrants scored just slightly lower with 53%.
Rick Eastman at Quizfactor.com says, We wanted to test the old theory that blondes are somehow not as clever as their darker haired mates. QuizFactor.com can prove that this is absolutely not the case; hair colour has no effect on a person’s intelligence. Blondes gave just as many right answers as those with Black or Red hair. Brunettes in fact scored lower than blondes, but just by 1%.
Black – 54%
Red – 54%
Brunette – 53%
Grey – 53%
Quizfactor.com (http://www.quizfactor.com/) is the UK’s leading quiz site hosting thousands of fun and challenging quizzes on subjects including music, TV, geography, cinema. Some of the quizzes also include the chance to win prizes.
Evesham, Worcestershire (PRWEB UK) 25 October 2012
As British Gas and many other providers plan to raise their prices, the cost of heating the house continues to rise and is forcing some people to look towards alternative methods of heating.
Currently, one of the most popular and efficient methods of alternative heating is a wood burning stove as they also provide atmosphere and stunning visual looks on top of a fantastic heat output. Despite this, there are some rules and regulations that need to be followed, especially in zones which are deemed to be smokeless or smoke controlled areas. This should be checked before installation as if affects what fuels can be burnt in the stove, unless a DEFRA exempt stove is purchased/installed.
According to the Clear Air Act of 1993, users found to be burning ordinary coal, garden waste or wood which arent authorised fuels could be found guilty of breaching the act which can lead to a potential fine of up to
(PRWEB UK) 29 October 2012
Danny Care Harlequins & England Rugby Union player signs exclusive agreement with York Fitness nutrition.
The York name has been synonymous with fitness and strength for over four decades so it is no wonder that we wanted to bring this expertise to bear with the development of sports nutrition range.
Since 2010 York Nutrition has been building popularity and a following amongst Argos customers as the go to brand for quality and value for money, with its Muscle Power protein boasting over 74g protein per 100g and delivering the optimum amount of protein per serving for fuelling muscle.
With the UK market growing in double digits and the global market for sports nutrition expected to exceed $ 5bn, it was felt that the time was right to appoint an ambassador who embodied Yorks values and those of the nutrition range.
Danny Care not only physically embodies how the York nutrition range can compliment exercise and sport but also encompassed the winning spirit and dedication of a true sportsman.
York brand is fresh, modern and the product looks good. Tastes nice and it obviously works! York Fitness equipment always had credibility in rugby market so it was a natural transition. Danny Care
The York nutrition range includes a high quality protein, all in one formula, performance creatine, weight gainer, fat burner and handy sports shaker. So whatever your goal York nutrition is the solution to your nutrition needs.
York nutrition is available from Argos (argos.co.uk) and York (yorkfitness.com)
Scottsdale, Ariz. (PRWEB) October 30, 2012
Discount Tire, Americas largest tire and wheel retailer, announced that Justin Pawlak, driver of the Falken Tire Ford Mustang, has won the 2012 Tires.com Triple Crown.
Pawlak, who finished fourth in the overall 2012 Formula DRIFT Pro Championship standings, battled his way to victory to capture this years Tires.com Triple Crown bonus prize of $ 10,000, which is awarded to the driver with the highest cumulative score in three rounds of selected race competition.
The selected Tires.com Triple Crown events for the 2012 Formula DRIFT Pro Championship season were Round 2: Road to the Championship at Road Atlanta, Round 5: Throwdown at Evergreen Speedway and Round 7: Title Fight at Irwindale Speedway.
Going into this season with two wins I really thought this could be my year for a championship, said Justin Pawlak. However, after things started to shank down I knew this wasnt going to be the year. Winning the Tires.com Triple Crown kind of made all the trials of the season worthwhile. The birth of my son and the Triple Crown are the icing on the cake!
Pawlak edged out the 2012 Formula DRIFT champion Daigo Saito and the 2010 Formula DRIFT champion Vaughn Gittin, Jr. in the closest chase for the Triple Crown in history. Pawlak joins past winners of the Tires.com Triple Crown that include: Dai Yoshihara (2011), Tanner Foust (2010), Chris Forsberg (2009), Rhys Millen (2008 and 2006) and Chris Forsberg (2007).
We are tremendously proud to be part of the excitement of Formula DRIFT and congratulate Justin on his Tires.com Triple Crown win, said Discount Tire Product Development Manager Marcus Bolland. This is our seventh year in the motorsport and weve seen it blossom during that time. The fans support is tremendous and we hope to continue our long relationship with Formula DRIFT for years to come.
Formula DRIFT enters its tenth season of competition in 2013. Tickets are on-sale currently and can be purchased through the Formula DRIFT website and Ticketmaster. Round 1: Streets of Long Beach will be held on April 12-13, 2013.
For more information visit: http://www.formulad.com.
ABOUT FORMULA DRIFT
Entering its tenth season, Formula DRIFT is recognized as the North American professional drifting championship. Established on the streets of Japan, drifting has evolved into a worldwide competitive sport that challenges each driver’s driving ability and vehicle control. Formula DRIFT provides a forum for professional drifters to compete nationwide for the coveted Formula DRIFT Championship crown. As the first official series in North America, Formula DRIFT has taken competitive motorsports to the extreme, attracting fans and car enthusiasts from all walks of life and establishes itself as the world-wide leader for the Sport. For a competition schedule and ticket information, visit: http://www.formuladrift.com.
ABOUT IMG SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Operating in 30 countries, IMG Sports & Entertainments diverse businesses include: consulting services; event ownership and management; fashion events and models representation; licensing; golf course design; and client representation in golf, tennis, broadcasting, speakers, European football, rugby, cricket, motor sports, coaching, Olympic and action sports. IMG Academies are the world’s largest, multi-sport training and educational facilities, delivering world-class training experiences to more than 12,000 junior, collegiate, adult, and professional athletes each year. More information is available at: http://www.imgworld.com.
Discount Tire/Americas Tire, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is Americas largest tire and wheel retailer. The company does business under the trade name Discount Tire in most of the U.S. and Americas Tire in Oregon, and parts of Washington and California. The company currently operates more than 840 stores across the country. In 2010, the company marked its 50th year serving customers as their trusted tire retailer in local markets across the U.S. Discount Tire/Americas Tire also sponsors NASCAR Nationwide Series, Monster Energy AMA Supercross, Formula D, Global RallyCross Championship and LOORRS racing. News, driver appearances, show car schedules and racing schedules can be found at discounttiremotorsports.com or americastiremotorsports.com. For more information about Discount Tire/America’s Tire visit discounttire.com or americastire.com.