SPL Postpone Financial Fair Play Talk

Scottish Premier League clubs agreed to postpone talks, over financial fair play proposals

until next week.

Discussions over whether to introduce tough new rules for clubs which go into administration

or face the prospect of liquidation were set to take place at a general meeting at Hampden,

but at a time when administration-hit Rangers are attempting to find a new buyer, the clubs

agreed to delay talks.

Sale Sharks owner Brian Kennedy and the Blue Knights confirmed on Monday they have

submitted a revised bid for Rangers, with US tycoon Bill Miller also in the running for a



Manchester to Host 2013 Rugby League World Cup Final

The 2013 Rugby League World Cup final will be hosted in Old Trafford while Wembley will play host to both semi-finals.

The 14-teamtournament, to be held in October and November next year, were unveiled in Manchester on Thursday attended by delegates from the Rugby League International Federation.

Organisers announced in March that Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium will host the opening ceremony and a double-header to launch the event and also confirmed venues for the group matches and quarter-finals, but kept the big games under wraps after a delay in finalising contracts.

Co-hosts Wales will get the tournament under way on Saturday, October 26 against qualifiers Italy, followed by England’s group A clash with favourites Australia, while the final will be on Saturday, November 30 at Old Trafford, which was also the venue for the last final to be held in England in 2000.

Wembley hosted a double header during the 2011 Four Nations Series and is a regular venue for the Challenge Cup final.

RLWC 2013 General Manager Sally Bolton, said: “It’s a stunning venue and has hosted some famous Rugby League World Cup games in the past,” said RLWC 2013 General Manager Sally Bolton.

“Having two matches back to back will make for a wonderful day of Rugby League with the four top teams going hammer and tongs for a place in the Rugby League World Cup final.

“We know Old Trafford very well too, a venue that always delivers a fantastic Super League Grand Final for us.

“Holding the final there will allow the Rugby League community, the people of the North West and we hope many new fans to witness a fantastic spectacle.”