Tag Archives: Rugby Football Union

ESSA reports 50 suspicious betting alerts in 2018’s first quarter

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International betting integrity body ESSA has published its integrity report for the first quarter of 2018, reporting 50 cases of suspicious betting to the relevant authorities during the period. Breaking down those figures sees nine sports involved, with tennis having the most cases with 27, followed by eleven cases in football and four in table tennis. Of the rest, both …

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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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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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