SUPER League are delighted to announce that Heinz

first_imgSUPER League are delighted to announce that Heinz BIG Soup, one of the UK’s most recognisable consumer brands, has extended its partnership with Super League for the 2013 season.Heinz BIG Soup is already an established presence within Rugby League and this latest agreement sees the brand featuring prominently on matchday perimeter advertising hoardings and on the sleeves of all 14 Super League clubs’ playing jerseys, as well as adorning Super League’s match balls.The partnership will also be used to support the expansion of the Heinz BIG brand, with a range of Frozen Ready Meals which were launched back in September 2012.Heinz BIG Soup has outlined its commitment this year to maximising awareness of Rugby League outside of the sport’s traditional strongholds and plans a series of exciting experiential and national media campaigns involving some of Super League’s most talented stars to help engage new supporters.Innovative media tie-ups with talkSPORT, the UK’s biggest national commercial sports radio station, and Sport, the most-read sport magazine in the UK with a weekly circulation of more than 300,000, will support Super League’s own plans to grow the game.The commitment to the professional game is also underpinned by Heinz BIG Soup’s continuing support of the development of the sport at the grassroots level with another season of investment in the National Youth League.RFL Commercial Director James Mercer said: “We are very pleased to have Heinz BIG Soup on board for 2013 in what promises to be an extraordinary year for Super League and Rugby League in general.“There is already a huge awareness of Heinz BIG within Rugby League following their successful association with Super League through the ‘BIG Soup’ brand in 2012 and we are confident that we will see that awareness enhanced further in 2013.“We have built a strong relationship with Heinz BIG Soup since they first got involved and we look forward to working closely with them to strengthen that partnership during the next year.”Chris Nunn, Senior Brand Manager, Heinz BIG Soup added: “After a successful year of sponsorship in 2012, Heinz BIG Soup is looking forward to being a proud supporter of the Super League 2013 season during such a special year for the sport.“We have been working hard over the winter break to make sure that we bring Super League fans a full-on Heinz BIG Soup experience for 2013, including signing national media partnerships and a BIG new and interactive campaign which will be launched with some well-known Super League faces in February – watch this space!”last_img read more

ON the day the new First Utility Super League seas

first_imgON the day the new First Utility Super League season kicks off, talkSPORT – the world’s biggest sports radio station – and talkSPORT 2 – the new national 24-hour sports radio station which launches on the March 15 – have announced a ground-breaking deal to broadcast more than 100 Super League games over the next two years.As official broadcast partner of the First Utility Super League, talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 will dedicate more programming to the sport than any other national radio station. In addition to live Super League and Dacia World Club Series fixtures, dedicated magazine programming like the Robbie Hunter Paul Show will give fans of the 13-man code everything they want.The partnership with the First Utility Super League is the first of the rights deals that have been secured for talkSPORT 2 to be announced. The station, which is part of the UTV Media portfolio of brands, will concentrate on coverage of live sport, including rugby league, cricket, tennis, rugby union, golf, football and horseracing, plus some US sport, and will offer a range of specialised magazine programming that hasn’t had a home on national commercial radio before.Mike Bovill, Managing Editor of talkSPORT 2, said: “To secure live rights for the First Utility Super League is a huge coup for talkSPORT 2, providing fans of rugby league with a real reason to listen. It’s incredibly exciting to be able to offer more coverage of Super League than any other national UK station – making us the destination for live commentaries and magazine shows.”Blake Solly, General Manager of First Utility Super League, said: “talkSPORT is one of the best in the business at broadcasting live sport and we are delighted to have agreed a deal which will guarantee rugby fans across the country more than 100 live Super League games over the next two years.“Rugby League is a fantastic sport that I am sure the listeners of talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 will enjoy week in, week out during the season.”last_img read more

KEIRON Cunningham paid tribute to the fans in his

first_imgKEIRON Cunningham paid tribute to the fans in his press conference following the 38-34 win over Leeds Rhinos.“The crowd were immense for us tonight,” he said. “It was the style of game they enjoy; a bit free flowing and plenty of points and I thought they brought us home in crucial areas. Kyle Amor’s try … we had them pinned down in their area and he got off his line with the wind behind him from the fans and put Zak (Hardaker) in a bad spot.“They were immense and it meant as much to us and it did to them to get the victory tonight.”He continued: “It was some game for sure. It was definitely one for the cameras and one for the fans … and to be fair we could have quite easily come away with nothing. But you can’t be critical when as a team you keep fighting and working hard. Ok, we didn’t want to play defence and just play offense, but we were pretty good at it!“It was an emotional night. Jonny and Percy (Mark Percival), getting them back was important, but especially Jonny. I have been there for a long period with him and we have a close affiliation.“To hear the Saints fans in full roar as he went over meant a lot to me as it meant a lot for the fans to see him again in Saints shirt. I also saw how much it meant to Jonny at the end of the game too.“He kept going. He hasn’t played for 14 months and we rolled him in different positions too to freshen his legs. He did a great job and had an influence on the game from start to finish.“It is scary where he could take us as a team. We will take it week by week with him though as we will with all the players. Joe (Greenwood) and Til (Atelea Vea) did a solid job. We lost Matty Dawson at half time which meant Louie heading into the centres but I thought Morgan Knowles did a good job in the middle too.“It wasn’t the best defensive display but we will take the two points.”KC was also pleased with his side’s start.“It is something we have focused on all week,” he added. “At Headingley we gifted them 16 points without a breath. We started big against a team that have been playing well and got a good win over Hull FC last week. We got that 10 point buffer but couldn’t seem to shake them off. It was cat and mouse.“Leeds are a great attacking side and Rob Burrow was running around like he had spiders on him! Brian Mc should be proud of how they kept going for him whilst down on numbers.”last_img read more