Bill Sweeney

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Bill Sweeney affirmé : «C'est une occasion importante pour nous d'organiser des événements dans le cadre du plan pour le retour des supporters dans les stades. Nous travaillons en collaboration avec l'EPCR et les autorités locales pour mettre en place diverses mesures afin de garantir la sécurité de tous ceux qui assisteront à chaque rencontre» External link

la-croix Friday, April 30, 2021 3:45:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney affirmé : "C'est une occasion importante pour nous d'organiser des événements dans le cadre du plan pour le retour des supporters dans les stades. Nous travaillons en collaboration avec l'EPCR et les autorités locales pour mettre en place diverses mesures afin de garantir la sécurité de tous ceux qui assisteront à chaque rencontre" External link

tv5 Friday, April 30, 2021 2:32:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "We're looking forward to seeing up to 10,000 fans back at Twickenham again for these EPCR finals and are delighted to be chosen to host the fixtures" External link

afp-en Friday, April 30, 2021 1:25:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney warned : “no stone would be left unturned” External link

themirror Wednesday, April 21, 2021 7:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said ( about Eddie Jones ) : “We were all disappointed to finish fifth in the Six Nations,” “Our track record and results under Eddie meant that we, the players and our fans had much higher expectations. Sport is all about fine margins which is why every campaign debrief is invaluable in helping us to learn and improve. Eddie approached this review with a great deal of self-awareness and humility, allowing us to look at every aspect of the tournament to identify every small change we can make in order to improve” External link

guardian Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:54:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said ( about Eddie Jones ) : “We were all disappointed to finish fifth in the Six Nations,” “Our track record and results under Eddie meant that we, the players and our fans had much higher expectations. Sport is all about fine margins which is why every campaign debrief is invaluable in helping us to learn and improve. Eddie approached this review with a great deal of self-awareness and humility, allowing us to look at every aspect of the tournament to identify every small change we can make in order to improve” External link

guardian Tuesday, April 20, 2021 5:31:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "To be able to draw on the wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise in this group will be invaluable to us as we embark on plans to increase diversity in our sport and ensure it is open and inclusive to all" External link

bbc Monday, April 19, 2021 2:25:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “At the time, the Myners report was going on and there was a sense in Premiership Rugby that a really hard line needed to be taken for the credibility of the game,” “In hindsight, would it have been easier for all parties concerned if it had stayed at 35 point deduction and not the 70? It’s hypothetical now. It is what it is” External link

themirror Sunday, March 28, 2021 4:09:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “There is no reason for us to sweep things under the carpet,” External link

icWales Sunday, March 28, 2021 11:25:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “If you look at the original agreement it says South Africa have an obligation to host the tour in South Africa and the Lions have an obligation to turn up and play,” External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, March 24, 2021 2:02:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We believe they're saying they can,” External link

themirror Wednesday, March 24, 2021 11:45:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "I think it's really important at this stage we apply a bit of good old English calm," External link

icWales Wednesday, March 24, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "It needs to be a thorough, brutally honest analysis of what went wrong and why and what the issues are," External link

icWales Wednesday, March 24, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said ( about Eddie Jones ) : “It’s really important we get it right,” “We need to lift the hood up, have a look in there and say: ‘Are we headed in the right direction?’ But let’s just do it with a bit of common sense, caution and calm. It’s important to stress that Eddie’s not in denial. He’s not quoting his win ratios, or previous tournaments or his record up to now. He’s just totally focused on going forwards. He knows it’s going to be a thorough and brutally honest debrief. We need to get to the facts of it and if we have to make changes we’ll make those changes” External link

guardian Wednesday, March 24, 2021 7:46:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : “We have seen already the situation with the ECB in cricket when they went to South Africa and players halfway in said they did not feel comfortable with the protocols and welfare issues in place,” External link

guardian Wednesday, March 24, 2021 7:46:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We have seen already in cricket when they went to South Africa and players halfway in said they did not feel comfortable with the protocols in place and the welfare issues in place. The side returned home,” External link

oxfordtimes Wednesday, March 24, 2021 3:12:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We have seen already in cricket when they went to South Africa and players halfway in said they did not feel comfortable with the protocols in place and the welfare issues in place. The side returned home,” External link

worcesternews Wednesday, March 24, 2021 2:45:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “I think it’s really important at this stage we apply a bit of good old English calm,” External link

japantoday Wednesday, March 24, 2021 2:37:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We have seen already in cricket when they went to South Africa and players halfway in said they did not feel comfortable with the protocols in place and the welfare issues in place. The side returned home,” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, March 24, 2021 2:13:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We have seen already in cricket when they went to South Africa and players halfway in said they did not feel comfortable with the protocols in place and the welfare issues in place. The side returned home,” External link

yorkpress Wednesday, March 24, 2021 2:01:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We have seen already in cricket when they went to South Africa and players halfway in said they did not feel comfortable with the protocols in place and the welfare issues in place. The side returned home,” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:33:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We have seen already in cricket when they went to South Africa and players halfway in said they did not feel comfortable with the protocols in place and the welfare issues in place. The side returned home,” External link

chesterfirst Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:29:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We have seen already in cricket when they went to South Africa and players halfway in said they did not feel comfortable with the protocols in place and the welfare issues in place. The side returned home,” External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:26:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney stated ( about Eddie Jones ) : “it’s important to stress that Eddie’s not in denial” External link

newsandstar Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:25:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said ( about Eddie Jones ) : “I think you have to recognise and respect Eddie’s achievement since he’s been here three Six Nations titles, a Grand Slam, a World Cup final. That’s a tremendous performance,” External link

newsandstar Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:25:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “I would say that’s wrong. That’s absolutely not the case. I know some people feel that’s the perception, but he doesn’t have power and influence within Twickenham,” External link

newsandstar Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:25:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “I didn’t like that. I don’t think anyone welcomes that. That doesn’t really help the cause. And we have had a chat about it,” External link

newsandstar Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:25:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We have seen already in cricket when they went to South Africa and players halfway in said they did not feel comfortable with the protocols in place and the welfare issues in place. The side returned home,” External link

thecourier Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:12:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We’re just running out of runway,” External link

japantoday Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:05:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : “If you look at the original agreement, it says South Africa have an obligation to host the tour in South Africa and the Lions have an obligation to turn up and play,” External link

japantoday Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:05:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We’re just running out of runway,” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, March 23, 2021 11:30:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : “If you look at the original agreement, it says South Africa have an obligation to host the tour in South Africa and the Lions have an obligation to turn up and play,” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, March 23, 2021 11:30:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : "We have got to have a brutally honest review of how we have gone," External link

bbc Tuesday, March 23, 2021 11:12:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney added : "Out of respect for Eddie I don't think it is fair to start speculating," "We must give Eddie all the respect in the world, and the relationship is good enough and open enough for him to say 'This is what went wrong and this is why it went wrong, and more importantly this is how we are going to address it going forward'. "You have got to recognise and respect what he's done - he is one of the best coaches in the world. "But in sport that is history - he would be the last person to remind you of his win ratio" External link

bbc Tuesday, March 23, 2021 11:12:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "He certainly hasn't lost any ambition, he certainly believes in the squad and he still knows what has to be done for us to make sure we are on track," External link

bbc Tuesday, March 23, 2021 11:12:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney added : "You look at the impact 2003 had, strong rugby nations tend to be judged on their ability to win Rugby World Cups," External link

bbc Tuesday, March 23, 2021 11:12:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney told ( about Eddie Jones ) : "Eddie doesn’t go into a Six Nations expecting to come fifth, which is why we are going to have a thorough debrief," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, March 23, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said ( about Eddie Jones ) : "I think you have to recognise and respect Eddie’s achievement since he’s been here - three Six Nations championships, a Grand Slam, a World Cup final, that is a tremendous performance," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, March 23, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "I don't think I could honestly answer that. " External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, March 23, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “If you look at the original agreement, it says South Africa have an obligation to host the tour in South Africa and the Lions have an obligation to turn up and play,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, March 23, 2021 8:40:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We certainly don’t want it to be an opportunity to wallow in excuses,” External link

chesterfirst Tuesday, March 23, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said ( about Eddie Jones ) : “I think you have to recognise and respect Eddie’s achievements since he’s been here three Six Nations titles, a Grand Slam, a World Cup final. That’s a tremendous performance,” External link

chesterfirst Tuesday, March 23, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “CVC’s expertise will help to grow rugby union through the evolution of improved competitions and events, and the growth of a more diverse fan base,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, March 15, 2021 3:26:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "We are delighted that the Six Nations unions have unanimously decided to partner with CVC," External link

afp-en Thursday, March 11, 2021 2:57:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "We sit in people's pain, in other people's pain, whatever that might be," External link

wmur Thursday, January 28, 2021 6:42:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "We sit in people's pain, in other people's pain, whatever that might be," External link

wmur Thursday, January 28, 2021 6:42:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "The Amazon situation has gone very well, and they are very happy," External link

icWales Sunday, December 13, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "This is a topic we talk about quite a lot," External link

icWales Sunday, December 13, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “The Amazon situation’s gone very well, and they are very happy,” External link

yorkpress Sunday, December 13, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “This is a topic we talk about quite a lot,” External link

yorkpress Sunday, December 13, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “It’s a really complex deal, you’ve got Six Nations, and you’ve got CVC themselves, different tax jurisdictions, you’ve got all sorts of conditions and setting up of a new company,” External link

yorkpress Sunday, December 13, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “I do think it’s happening, maybe I was a bit naive and not long enough in the role to expect it to happen in 12 months,” External link

yorkpress Sunday, December 13, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : “It’s a very serious matter, a very serious moment for us, this has been a very challenging week,” External link

taipeitimes Saturday, December 12, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We do take player welfare extremely seriously — I want to reassure you of that — and it features in every strategic document we produce,” External link

taipeitimes Saturday, December 12, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “It’s important to stress that the aim to make the sport safer, and all the work that goes into that, that’s a journey that has no conclusion,” External link

taipeitimes Saturday, December 12, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney replied : "No, no, I'm not concerned about that. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Saturday, December 12, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney replied : "No, no, I'm not concerned about that. " External link

icWales Saturday, December 12, 2020 3:36:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “I’ve got no reason to believe we wouldn’t be covered for this, but we’re not going into that detailed discussion until we see the nature of what is being submitted,” “It’s hypothetical at this stage because we don’t know what ‘this’ is yet” External link

guardian Saturday, December 12, 2020 4:24:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “It is very hypothetical, the science is not black and white,” External link

guardian Saturday, December 12, 2020 4:24:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “It would be disingenuous to say we’re not worried about reputational risk, but we certainly believe it is manageable,” “We believe everything is being done – and will continue to be – to make sure rugby is a safe sport for kids to take up. We’re dealing with the white heat emotion of what is a really difficult human story … but most people understand the benefits you get from playing rugby. They still feel it’s a sport they get more out of than it takes out of them” External link

guardian Saturday, December 12, 2020 4:24:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “There is no scientific proof of the causal link between concussion and CTE, that is not a proven thing, and research is ongoing into that,” “There are differences between American football and rugby union, and as you say the measure that have been put in place have been in place for quite some time now are held up as being best in class when it comes to concussion identification, monitoring and management. But we can never do enough in this field” External link

thecourier Saturday, December 12, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “Of course we’re worried about reputational risk, we love this game,” External link

thecourier Saturday, December 12, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : "It's a very serious matter, a very serious moment for us, this has been a very challenging week," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, December 11, 2020 10:08:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney déclaré : "pas le moment de se cacher" External link

tv5 Friday, December 11, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “It’s important to point out that we haven’t received any formal legal approaches yet,” External link

thecourier Friday, December 11, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “It’s a very serious matter, a very serious moment for us; we all love this game,” External link

thecourier Friday, December 11, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We don’t have any protocols for monitoring or screening players who have retired,” External link

thecourier Friday, December 11, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We expect to lose about 135million worth of revenue through this financial year,” External link

thecourier Friday, December 11, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "It's an out-of-control fire. You stamp it out in one place, then it pops up somewhere else," External link

nbcnews Wednesday, November 25, 2020 6:04:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "It's an out-of-control fire. You stamp it out in one place, then it pops up somewhere else," External link

nbcnews Tuesday, November 24, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "It's an out-of-control fire. You stamp it out in one place, then it pops up somewhere else," External link

nbcnews Tuesday, November 24, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "We're very conscious that there are two sides to this," "One is the need to have the most revenue-generating option we can, in terms of broadcast rights and where they go to, but at the same time we are very conscious that we want to keep awareness levels up, and spectator viewership figures up, so it will be a balance of the two. "It would be wrong to say it's inevitable that the Six Nations will definitely go behind a paywall but we'll look at all the options and make sure we come up with a balanced outcome" External link

bbc Friday, November 20, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “The RFU is very reassured that Government recognises the difficult circumstances and unique challenges being faced by the whole of the Rugby Union family and we are grateful for this much needed support” External link

themirror Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:29:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "The long-term financial challenges of coronavirus are significant for the entire economy. The RFU relies on revenue from matches and events at Twickenham Stadium and re-invests this back into the game. " External link

japantoday Friday, October 30, 2020 1:03:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "The long-term financial challenges of coronavirus are significant for the entire economy," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, October 29, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "The long-term financial challenges of coronavirus are significant for the entire economy. The RFU relies on revenue from matches and events at Twickenham Stadium and re-invests this back into the game. " External link

irishsun Thursday, October 29, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "The long-term financial challenges of coronavirus are significant for the entire economy," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, October 29, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "With no rugby and no events, we are looking at a potential short-term impact circa £145 million in lost revenues in our 'mid-case' scenario. " External link

yahoo-au Thursday, October 29, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "With no rugby and no events, we are looking at a potential short-term impact circa £145 million in lost revenues in our 'mid-case' scenario. " External link

afp-en Thursday, October 29, 2020 8:38:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "The long-term financial challenges of coronavirus are significant for the entire economy. The RFU relies on revenue from matches and events at Twickenham Stadium and re-invests this back into the game. " External link

afp-en Thursday, October 29, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We are incredibly disappointed to be calling a halt to this fixture, we know how much fans were looking forward to seeing the teams play. However, our priority is to protect the health and safety of the England squad and the other international teams they will go up against this autumn. There has been a great deal of effort put into Covid codes of conduct and planning for games, including cooperation with Premiership clubs to release additional players to fulfil the fixture safely, and we are all incredibly frustrated and disappointed that the actions of a number of Barbarians players mean we no longer feel it is safe for the game to go ahead” External link

guardian Friday, October 23, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "There has been a great deal of effort put into Covid codes of conduct and planning for games, including cooperation with Premiership clubs to release additional players to fulfil the fixture safely. "We are all incredibly frustrated and disappointed that the actions of a number of Barbarians players mean we no longer feel it is safe for the game to go ahead" External link

bbc Friday, October 23, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney says : "We know how much fans were looking forward to seeing the teams play," "However, our priority is to protect the health and safety of the England squad and the other international teams they will go up against this autumn" External link

newshub Friday, October 23, 2020 8:54:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We are incredibly disappointed to be calling a halt to this fixture, we know how much fans were looking forward to seeing the teams play,” External link

guardian Friday, October 23, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "We are incredibly disappointed to be calling a halt to this fixture, we know how much fans were looking forward to seeing the teams play," "However, our priority is to protect the health and safety of the England squad and the other international teams they will go up against this autumn" External link

yahoo-au Friday, October 23, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "We are incredibly disappointed to be calling a halt to this fixture, we know how much fans were looking forward to seeing the teams play," "However, our priority is to protect the health and safety of the England squad and the other international teams they will go up against this autumn" External link

afp-en Friday, October 23, 2020 5:34:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "It's very exciting, it finally came," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, September 29, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "From the outset we have been clear that an autumn without crowds would leave us with little choice but to approach government for financial help. Unfortunately, we are now in that position," "Without support we are in danger of clubs at the heart of communities across England, as well as players and volunteers, disappearing forever" External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, September 23, 2020 8:38:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “From the outset we have been clear that an autumn without crowds would leave us with little choice but to approach the government for financial help,” “Unfortunately, we are now in that position. Without support we are in danger of clubs at the heart of communities across England, as well as players and volunteers, disappearing forever” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, September 23, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “With no fans this autumn we will see a 122 million pounds ($155.34 million) reduction in revenue resulting in a loss of 46 million pounds,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, September 23, 2020 9:48:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney added : “The RFU has already made difficult decisions in significantly reducing our 7s programme, reducing investment across all areas of the game, implementing salary reductions and making 140 people redundant,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, September 23, 2020 9:48:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “From the outset we have been clear that an autumn without crowds would leave us with little choice but to approach government for financial help. Unfortunately, we are now in that position,” External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, September 23, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “From the outset we have been clear that an autumn without crowds would leave us with little choice but to approach government for financial help. Unfortunately, we are now in that position,” External link

yorkpress Wednesday, September 23, 2020 8:23:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "With no fans this autumn we will see a £122m reduction in revenue resulting in a loss of £46m and with no fans for the Guinness Six Nations we will see a £138m reduction in revenue with a loss of £60m. " External link

icWales Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “From the outset we have been clear that an autumn without crowds would leave us with little choice but to approach government for financial help. Unfortunately, we are now in that position,” “Without support we are in danger of clubs at the heart of communities across England, as well as players and volunteers, disappearing forever” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “Premiership and Championship clubs will face significant financial hardship,” “Our community rugby clubs are under threat. Without crowds and league games community rugby will lose an estimated £86m in revenue this season” External link

guardian Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “From the outset we have been clear that an autumn without crowds would leave us with little choice but to approach government for financial help. Unfortunately, we are now in that position,” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, September 22, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "With no fans this autumn we will see a 122 million pounds reduction in revenue resulting in a loss of 46 million pounds," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, September 22, 2020 11:03:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney added : "The RFU has already made difficult decisions in significantly reducing our 7s programme, reducing investment across all areas of the game, implementing salary reductions and making 140 people redundant," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, September 22, 2020 11:03:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “From the outset we have been clear that an autumn without crowds would leave us with little choice but to approach Government for financial help. Unfortunately, we are now in that position,” “Without support we are in danger of clubs at the heart of communities across England, as well as players and volunteers, disappearing forever” External link

yorkpress Tuesday, September 22, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "From the outset we have been clear that an autumn without crowds would leave us with little choice but to approach the government for financial help," "Unfortunately, we are now in that position. Without support we are in danger of clubs at the heart of communities across England, as well as players and volunteers, disappearing forever" External link

afp-en Tuesday, September 22, 2020 10:31:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “From the outset we have been clear that an autumn without crowds would leave us with little choice but to approach Government for financial help. Unfortunately, we are now in that position,” “Without support we are in danger of clubs at the heart of communities across England, as well as players and volunteers, disappearing forever” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, September 22, 2020 10:27:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “From the outset we have been clear that an autumn without crowds would leave us with little choice but to approach Government for financial help. Unfortunately, we are now in that position,” “Without support we are in danger of clubs at the heart of communities across England, as well as players and volunteers, disappearing forever” External link

thecourier Tuesday, September 22, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "I would like to thank the players and the RPA for their strong co-operation and collaboration which has enabled us to reach this new agreement. " External link

icWales Sunday, September 13, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We are committed to ensuring the RFU runs a sustainable operation to safeguard the future of the game in England and are grateful to the England international playing group for their willingness to accept a reduction in fees over the next 12 months to support this,” External link

citizen Saturday, September 12, 2020 8:38:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "We are committed to ensuring the RFU runs a sustainable operation to safeguard the future of the game in England and are grateful to the England international playing group for their willingness to accept a reduction in fees over the next 12 months to support this," External link

yahoo-au Saturday, September 12, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "We are committed to ensuring the RFU runs a sustainable operation to safeguard the future of the game in England and are grateful to the England international playing group for their willingness to accept a reduction in fees over the next 12 months to support this," External link

afp-en Saturday, September 12, 2020 2:19:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "I would like to thank the players and the RPA for their strong co-operation and collaboration which has enabled us to reach this new agreement. " External link

icWales Saturday, September 12, 2020 2:05:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "I would like to thank the players and the RPA for their strong co-operation and collaboration which has enabled us to reach this new agreement. "This is a special squad of players and their appreciation and understanding of the difficulties being faced across the English game has led to this outcome. "We are committed to ensuring the RFU runs a sustainable operation to safeguard the future of the game in England and are grateful to the England international playing group for their willingness to accept a reduction in fees to support this" External link

bbc Saturday, September 12, 2020 1:01:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "The charges outlined today are outrageous," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, September 10, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "The charges outlined today are outrageous," External link

ABCnews Wednesday, September 9, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : “It’s very valuable to the farming sector and the ramifications would be a lot worse than people think,” External link

msn-uk Saturday, September 5, 2020 7:11:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "The number of fans able to attend, given social distancing requirements, will be significantly lower than normal and subject to final agreement from government," External link

trust2 Wednesday, September 2, 2020 12:52:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "livestock saleyard and on-farm auctions support the sale and purchase of large numbers of livestock and continue to be the primary price discovery route for many stock classes and in many market conditions. " External link

voxy Friday, August 21, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "If the autumn internationals go ahead, we will still lose something like 32m in revenue through to the end of the next financial year. "If the internationals go ahead but are behind closed doors, that will be a negative impact of 85m. If the games are cancelled entirely, that will be 107m on top of the 15m we have already lost" External link

bbc Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:30:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney expliqué : «Comme vous le savez, les défis financiers à long terme sont importants pour toute l'économie (...) Nous devons prendre des décisions difficiles sur là où nous continuons à investir mais aussi sur la taille et l'organisation appropriées à l'avenir» External link

la-croix Monday, July 6, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney wrote : “We are having to make difficult decisions on what we can continue to invest in as well as what is the right size and shape of our business for the future,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, July 6, 2020 6:19:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney added : “This will be a difficult process, but we will be consulting with colleagues in a fair way to completely remodel our business” External link

irishexaminer Monday, July 6, 2020 6:19:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney wrote : “We are having to make difficult decisions on what we can continue to invest in as well as what is the right size and shape of our business for the future,” External link

yorkpress Monday, July 6, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney added : “This will be a difficult process, but we will be consulting with colleagues in a fair way to completely remodel our business” External link

yorkpress Monday, July 6, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney wrote : “We are having to make difficult decisions on what we can continue to invest in as well as what is the right size and shape of our business for the future,” External link

worcesternews Monday, July 6, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney added : “This will be a difficult process, but we will be consulting with colleagues in a fair way to completely remodel our business” External link

worcesternews Monday, July 6, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "We are projecting a four to five year recovery with cumulative revenue reductions around 20%," "To ensure we have a sustainable RFU we have announced to colleagues that it is proposed that the total number of roles across the organisation will reduce by 139. "This will be a difficult process, but we will be consulting with colleagues in a fair way to completely remodel our business" External link

bbc Monday, July 6, 2020 4:47:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney wrote : "We are having to make difficult decisions on what we can continue to invest in as well as what is the right size and shape of our business for the future," External link

independent-ie Monday, July 6, 2020 4:34:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney added : "This will be a difficult process, but we will be consulting with colleagues in a fair way to completely remodel our business" External link

independent-ie Monday, July 6, 2020 4:34:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney added : "We have already made some significant cost savings. We furloughed 60 per cent of our organisation; implemented a three-month pay reduction which has been extended for some; introduced pension pauses; and refined business planning and introduced stadium and office running efficiencies to reduce costs. " External link

independent-ie Monday, July 6, 2020 4:34:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “As you will be aware the long-term financial challenges are significant for the whole economy,” External link

msn-uk Monday, July 6, 2020 4:10:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "As you will be aware the long-term financial challenges are significant for the whole economy. We like many rugby clubs rely on revenue from matches and events at Twickenham Stadium and we re-invest this revenue back into the game," External link

trust Monday, July 6, 2020 3:52:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney wrote : “We are having to make difficult decisions on what we can continue to invest in as well as what is the right size and shape of our business for the future,” External link

pressandjournal Monday, July 6, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney added : “This will be a difficult process, but we will be consulting with colleagues in a fair way to completely remodel our business” External link

pressandjournal Monday, July 6, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "As you will be aware the long-term financial challenges are significant for the whole economy," External link

heart Monday, July 6, 2020 3:26:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney disse : "Recentemente soubemos que estava escondida em uma residência magnífica em New Hampshire, onde continuava vivendo uma vida de privilégios, enquanto suas vítimas vivem com o trauma que lhes foi provocado há anos" External link

uol Friday, July 3, 2020 1:51:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : “I think that format (of three versus three) works quite well because it gives more meaning to the Six Nations matches earlier in the year,” External link

independent-ie Thursday, June 25, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “I think that format [of three versus three] works quite well because it gives more meaning to the Six Nations matches earlier in the year,” External link

icWales Thursday, June 25, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "We believe this is a unique opportunity to separate the club game and the international game," "It feels a bit like a 1995 moment [when rugby union went professional] when there is an opportunity to change some things that have plagued and challenged the game for a long time. "As with a lot of things in rugby there are a lot of different stakeholders and a lot of different interests involved and it was always going to be complex. "We are now going to the next phase, where there are two big issues: player welfare and more advanced financial modelling. I'm still optimistic we will make progress" External link

bbc Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "I used to sing it a lot in the 70s, I won't sing it anymore," External link

icWales Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:48:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney added : "The way to go about it is education and awareness. It's very difficult to ban a song when you've got 82,000 people in a stadium and you say you're not allowed to sing this song. " External link

icWales Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:48:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : "I used to sing it a lot in the 70s, I won't sing it anymore," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, June 24, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : "I used to sing it a lot in the 70s, I won't sing it anymore," External link

wsau Wednesday, June 24, 2020 9:06:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “The numbers are continuing to rise. We're just beginning to get some of the numbers out of some of the states and so this is a real outrage,” External link

kxxv Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:02:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “Without inspections, without the ombudsman being able to go in and find out what’s going on in the facilities, without family visits being allowed, there's been no accountability at all and if they give immunity to these nursing homes, there won’t ever be accountability,” “There will never be justice for families whose loved ones were treated poorly” External link

kxxv Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:02:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “The numbers are continuing to rise. We're just beginning to get some of the numbers out of some of the states and so this is a real outrage,” External link

abcactionnews Wednesday, June 24, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “Without inspections, without the ombudsman being able to go in and find out what’s going on in the facilities, without family visits being allowed, there's been no accountability at all and if they give immunity to these nursing homes, there won’t ever be accountability,” “There will never be justice for families whose loved ones were treated poorly” External link

abcactionnews Wednesday, June 24, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “The numbers are continuing to rise. We're just beginning to get some of the numbers out of some of the states and so this is a real outrage,” External link

newschannel5 Wednesday, June 24, 2020 12:19:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “Without inspections, without the ombudsman being able to go in and find out what’s going on in the facilities, without family visits being allowed, there's been no accountability at all and if they give immunity to these nursing homes, there won’t ever be accountability,” “There will never be justice for families whose loved ones were treated poorly” External link

newschannel5 Wednesday, June 24, 2020 12:19:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : "I used to sing it a lot in the 70s, I won't sing it anymore," External link

afp-en Tuesday, June 23, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney added : "It's very difficult to ban a song when you've got 82,000 people in a stadium and you say you're not allowed to sing this song. " External link

afp-en Tuesday, June 23, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "I used to sing it a lot in the 70s, I won't sing it anymore," External link

bbc Tuesday, June 23, 2020 8:04:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney added : "The way to go about it is education and awareness. It's very difficult to ban a song when you've got 82,000 people in a stadium and you say you're not allowed to sing this song. "If anything we think that might make it even more divisive because you'll get really strong points of view either side. So we think the way to go is education, awareness, understanding the origins of the song and you make a choice whether you think it's appropriate to sing it or not" External link

bbc Tuesday, June 23, 2020 8:04:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “I’m not sure optimistic is the right word,” External link

guardian Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : “I think this is a 1995 moment,” External link

southwalesargus Saturday, June 20, 2020 12:53:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : “I think this is a 1995 moment,” External link

pressandjournal Saturday, June 20, 2020 11:51:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : “I think this is a 1995 moment,” External link

thecourier Saturday, June 20, 2020 11:32:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “It really is a national emergency,” External link

wkbn Saturday, June 20, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We still have a long way to go to even understand what the scope of the problem is,” External link

wkbn Saturday, June 20, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “If there is immunity, then there’s just been no accountability at all for what’s been going on,” External link

wkbn Saturday, June 20, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “It really is a national emergency,” External link

wwlp Saturday, June 20, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We still have a long way to go to even understand what the scope of the problem is,” External link

wwlp Saturday, June 20, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “If there is immunity, then there’s just been no accountability at all for what’s been going on,” External link

wwlp Saturday, June 20, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney saying : "We need to do more to achieve diversity across all areas of the game, including administration. " External link

itv Friday, June 19, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney saying : "We need to do more to achieve diversity across all areas of the game, including administration. " External link

brisbanetimes Friday, June 19, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney saying : "We need to do more to achieve diversity across all areas of the game, including administration. " External link

theage Friday, June 19, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "We have undertaken some very good initiatives at the grassroots level to encourage more diverse participation. However, that in itself is not enough. " External link

yahoo-au Thursday, June 18, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "We have undertaken some very good initiatives at the grassroots level to encourage more diverse participation. However, that in itself is not enough. " External link

afp-en Thursday, June 18, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We have undertaken some very good initiatives at the grassroots level to encourage more diverse participation however, that in itself is not enough,” “We need to do more to achieve diversity across all areas of the game including administration” External link

guardian Thursday, June 18, 2020 4:43:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney replied : “It depends on who you have coming and ticket pricing. It is probably worth in the region of £3m a game and I believe we would be able to open catering facilities, as long as they were out of doors” External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, June 8, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney replied : “It depends on who you have coming and ticket pricing. It is probably worth in the region of £3m a game and I believe we would be able to open catering facilities, as long as they were out of doors” External link

icWales Monday, June 8, 2020 4:11:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “The timing of the Six Nations is part of the conversation around the global calendar,” “If agreement can be reached as part of finishing off the 2019-20 season and then moving into the new campaign and it was the one landed on by everybody, it would be possible” External link

icWales Monday, June 8, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “If you are using two metres, you are talking about a four-metre distanced safe space,” External link

icWales Monday, June 8, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : "The rugby league one is interesting because I had heard continually that when they switched, they lost awareness and participation, but I spoke to them and they said it was the best thing they have done," External link

southwales-eveningpost Sunday, June 7, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney added : "We would not increase the stadium capacity at the risk of safety nor do anything contrary to government guidelines," "But we want clarity on whether the two-metre rule is absolutely essential or is one metre possible" External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, June 7, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney added : "We would not increase the stadium capacity at the risk of safety nor do anything contrary to government guidelines," "But we want clarity on whether the two-metre rule is absolutely essential or is one metre possible" External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, June 7, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney replied : “It depends on who you have coming and ticket pricing. It is probably worth in the region of £3m a game and I believe we would be able to open catering facilities, as long as they were out of doors” External link

businessday Sunday, June 7, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “The way it was pitched was that Beaumont represented the establishment and the traditional, fixed way of doing things and Pichot represented the fresher, younger, more innovative approach,” “We felt going into this period of change, and there will be change, having a degree of stability would help change; sometimes you do not want too much change to manage change” External link

businessday Sunday, June 7, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : "The rugby league one is interesting because I had heard continually that when they switched, they lost awareness and participation, but I spoke to them and they said it was the best thing they have done," External link

icWales Sunday, June 7, 2020 12:15:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney replied : "It depends on who you have coming and ticket pricing. " External link

news24 Sunday, June 7, 2020 8:43:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "The way it was pitched was that Bill Beaumont represented the establishment and the traditional, fixed way of doing things and Gus Pichot represented the fresher, younger more innovative approach," "We felt going into this period of change, and there will be change, having a degree of stability would help change; sometimes you do not want too much change to manage change" External link

news24 Sunday, June 7, 2020 8:43:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “The Rugby League one is interesting because I had heard continually that when they switched they lost awareness and participation, but I spoke to them and they said it was the best thing they have ever done,” “Their regret was that they did not do it sooner. It is one of the ones where you have to drill into the facts and have a balanced discussion about it, making a decision that is in the best interests of the game” External link

oxfordtimes Sunday, June 7, 2020 5:23:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "He is claiming that he has been assaulted," External link

CBC Sunday, June 7, 2020 4:42:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “The Rugby League one is interesting because I had heard continually that when they switched they lost awareness and participation, but I spoke to them and they said it was the best thing they have ever done,” “Their regret was that they did not do it sooner. It is one of the ones where you have to drill into the facts and have a balanced discussion about it, making a decision that is in the best interests of the game” External link

newsandstar Sunday, June 7, 2020 4:09:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney replied : "It depends on who you have coming and ticket pricing. " External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, June 7, 2020 3:56:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "The way it was pitched was that Bill Beaumont represented the establishment and the traditional, fixed way of doing things and Gus Pichot represented the fresher, younger more innovative approach," "We felt going into this period of change, and there will be change, having a degree of stability would help change; sometimes you do not want too much change to manage change" External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, June 7, 2020 3:56:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney replied : "It depends on who you have coming and ticket pricing. " External link

ibtimes Sunday, June 7, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "The way it was pitched was that Bill Beaumont represented the establishment and the traditional, fixed way of doing things and Gus Pichot represented the fresher, younger more innovative approach," "We felt going into this period of change, and there will be change, having a degree of stability would help change; sometimes you do not want too much change to manage change" External link

ibtimes Sunday, June 7, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “The Rugby League one is interesting because I had heard continually that when they switched they lost awareness and participation, but I spoke to them and they said it was the best thing they have ever done,” “Their regret was that they did not do it sooner. It is one of the ones where you have to drill into the facts and have a balanced discussion about it, making a decision that is in the best interests of the game” External link

southwalesargus Sunday, June 7, 2020 3:02:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “The Rugby League one is interesting because I had heard continually that when they switched they lost awareness and participation, but I spoke to them and they said it was the best thing they have ever done,” “Their regret was that they did not do it sooner. It is one of the ones where you have to drill into the facts and have a balanced discussion about it, making a decision that is in the best interests of the game” External link

worcesternews Sunday, June 7, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney replied : "It depends on who you have coming and ticket pricing. " External link

afp-english Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "The way it was pitched was that Bill Beaumont represented the establishment and the traditional, fixed way of doing things and Gus Pichot represented the fresher, younger more innovative approach," "We felt going into this period of change, and there will be change, having a degree of stability would help change; sometimes you do not want too much change to manage change" External link

afp-english Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney replied : "It depends on who you have coming and ticket pricing. " External link

yahoo-au Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "The way it was pitched was that Bill Beaumont represented the establishment and the traditional, fixed way of doing things and Gus Pichot represented the fresher, younger more innovative approach," "We felt going into this period of change, and there will be change, having a degree of stability would help change; sometimes you do not want too much change to manage change" External link

yahoo-au Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney replied : “It depends on who you have coming and ticket pricing. It is probably worth in the region of £3m a game and I believe we would be able to open catering facilities, as long as they were out of doors” External link

guardian Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “The timing of the Six Nations is part of the conversation around the global calendar,” “If agreement can be reached as part of finishing off the 2019-20 season and then moving into the new campaign and it was the one landed on by everybody, it would be possible. It has to be tailored to the needs of each individual union” External link

guardian Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney replied : "It depends on who you have coming and ticket pricing. " External link

afp-en Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:09:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "The way it was pitched was that Bill Beaumont represented the establishment and the traditional, fixed way of doing things and Gus Pichot represented the fresher, younger more innovative approach," "We felt going into this period of change, and there will be change, having a degree of stability would help change; sometimes you do not want too much change to manage change" External link

afp-en Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:09:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “The Rugby League one is interesting because I had heard continually that when they switched they lost awareness and participation, but I spoke to them and they said it was the best thing they have ever done,” “Their regret was that they did not do it sooner. It is one of the ones where you have to drill into the facts and have a balanced discussion about it, making a decision that is in the best interests of the game” External link

thecourier Sunday, June 7, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney saying : “There’s another option of possibly bringing in additional invitational sides. It’s an opportunity to be creative and maybe create some type of festival of rugby” External link

icWales Saturday, June 6, 2020 1:43:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney adds : “That is one of the topics we have got to resolve,” External link

independent-UK Friday, June 5, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney explained : “In terms of northern hemisphere options, you’ve got the option of a straightforward home and away (Six Nations), you’ve got the option of a competition with just Six Nations teams and you’ve got the other option of Six Nations teams possibly with bringing in additional invitational sides to play as part of that competition structure. So we’re looking at those three. "It’s a bit early to say at this stage. It’s an opportunity to be creative in terms of what you can do with that. We also see the possibility here… I’m assuming that come the autumn, rugby fans will be really keen to enjoy getting back to normality and getting back to watching rugby again and it’s an opportunity for us to maybe create some type of festival of rugby to celebrate what the game’s about, it’s values and it gives you the opportunity to create something maybe different” External link

independent-UK Friday, June 5, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : "We are all facing really challenging situations," External link

irishsun Friday, June 5, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "You need that recognition that 2020 is an exceptional year and we have to sit around a table and find compromises that work for both sides," External link

irishsun Friday, June 5, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "In terms of the global calendar, you can't approach this topic unless you include every single component in there, so the conversations around the global calendar have included the Lions," External link

irishsun Friday, June 5, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "One of the learnings we gained fairly early on is that this is not a 12-month bump in the road and a return to normality very quickly," External link

japantoday Friday, June 5, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "You need that recognition that 2020 is an exceptional year and we have to sit around a table and find compromises that work for both sides," External link

afp-english Friday, June 5, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "You need that recognition that 2020 is an exceptional year and we have to sit around a table and find compromises that work for both sides," External link

yahoo-au Friday, June 5, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : "We are all facing really challenging situations," External link

afp-en Friday, June 5, 2020 12:53:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "You need that recognition that 2020 is an exceptional year and we have to sit around a table and find compromises that work for both sides," External link

afp-en Friday, June 5, 2020 12:53:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "In terms of the global calendar, you can't approach this topic unless you include every single component in there, so the conversations around the global calendar have included the Lions," External link

afp-en Friday, June 5, 2020 12:53:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “The Six Nations is a very special tournament,” External link

chesterfirst Friday, June 5, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “You would need that spirit of harmony,” External link

chesterfirst Friday, June 5, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “Clearly we need to cut costs but we’re also looking at ways where we can share risk in that, so when things bounce back, how does that work and so on,” “We’re in the middle of that conversation and that’s an ongoing process” External link

chesterfirst Friday, June 5, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "The preference from both the north and the south is that the original programme will go ahead," External link

independent-ie Thursday, June 4, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “The preference from both the north and the south is that the original programme will go ahead,” “But of course that’s driven a lot by international travel restrictions so both (the north and south) are developing back-up contingency plans” External link

thecourier Thursday, June 4, 2020 9:24:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “The preference from both the north and the south is that the original programme will go ahead,” “But of course that’s driven a lot by international travel restrictions so both (the north and south) are developing back-up contingency plans” External link

chesterfirst Thursday, June 4, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We have run the numbers so we have a sense of what that does,” External link

eagletribune Thursday, June 4, 2020 7:40:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “The preference from both the north and the south is that the original programme will go ahead,” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, June 4, 2020 6:56:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “This is not a 12-month bump in the road,” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, June 4, 2020 6:56:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "One of the learnings we gained fairly early on is that this is not a 12-month bump in the road and a return to normality very quickly," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, June 4, 2020 6:41:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “The preference from both the north and the south is that the original programme will go ahead,” External link

chesterfirst Thursday, June 4, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “This is not a 12-month bump in the road,” External link

chesterfirst Thursday, June 4, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “A great amount of work has been undertaken since rugby was suspended in March to align the various stages of social distancing announced by the government with our decision making focused on the best interests of players, volunteers and clubs,” External link

independent-UK Thursday, June 4, 2020 3:31:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "If the autumn internationals go ahead, which are key for us, we will still lose £32million in revenue," "If they go ahead behind closed doors, that is a negative impact of £85m and if they are cancelled entirely that will be £107m on top of the £15m we have already lost. A very significant loss of revenue" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, May 8, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney warned : “We would be looking at some very severe situations,” External link

newsandstar Wednesday, May 6, 2020 3:39:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : “At the moment, the assumptions are that the remaining games in the Six Nations can be played in October and November and we are still aiming toward that scenario,” External link

samoaobserver Wednesday, May 6, 2020 3:25:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney added : “We have worked with World Rugby and the Six Nations, and the intention is to schedule those in October and November” External link

samoaobserver Wednesday, May 6, 2020 3:25:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “It will not be a short-term issue,” External link

samoaobserver Wednesday, May 6, 2020 3:25:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : "If this were to go into summer of next year, with no November internationals, and if the Six Nations was affected, it would have a catastrophic impact on the game in England," External link

newshub Wednesday, May 6, 2020 12:27:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : "If this were to go into summer of next year, with no November internationals, and if the Six Nations was affected, it would have a catastrophic impact on the game in England," External link

newshub Tuesday, May 5, 2020 10:30:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney warned : “We would be looking at some very severe situations,” External link

yorkpress Tuesday, May 5, 2020 9:44:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney warned : “We would be looking at some very severe situations,” External link

worcesternews Tuesday, May 5, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “That would be catastrophic, 85 per cent of our income comes form hosting men’s international games at Twickenham,” External link

icWales Tuesday, May 5, 2020 8:47:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney warned : “We would be looking at some very severe situations,” External link

thecourier Tuesday, May 5, 2020 7:22:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney warned : “We would be looking at some very severe situations,” External link

chesterfirst Tuesday, May 5, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “Our financial model is strong. Owning Twickenham is good for us and we are not spending money that we don’t have to spend,” External link

yorkpress Tuesday, May 5, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “Our financial model is strong. Owning Twickenham is good for us and we are not spending money that we don’t have to spend,” External link

worcesternews Tuesday, May 5, 2020 5:44:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : "Eighty-five percent of our revenues come from hosting men's internationals at Twickenham," External link

nation-ke Tuesday, May 5, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : “If this were to go into summer of next year, with no November internationals, and if the Six Nations was affected, it would have a catastrophic affect on the game in England,” External link

businessday Tuesday, May 5, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “Our financial model is strong. Owning Twickenham is good for us and we are not spending money that we don’t have to spend,” External link

thecourier Tuesday, May 5, 2020 4:06:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : "Eighty-five percent of our revenues come from hosting men's internationals at Twickenham," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, May 5, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “It will not be a short-term issue,” External link

seattlepi Tuesday, May 5, 2020 3:26:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : “At the moment, the assumptions are that the remaining games in the Six Nations can be played in October and November and we are still aiming toward that scenario,” External link

680news Tuesday, May 5, 2020 3:15:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney added : “We have worked with World Rugby and the Six Nations, and the intention is to schedule those in October and November” External link

680news Tuesday, May 5, 2020 3:15:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “It will not be a short-term issue,” External link

680news Tuesday, May 5, 2020 3:15:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : "If this were to go into summer of next year, with no November internationals, and if the Six Nations was affected, it would have a catastrophic impact on the game in England," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, May 5, 2020 3:04:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : "That would be catastrophic, 85pc of our income comes from hosting men’s international games at Twickenham," External link

independent-ie Tuesday, May 5, 2020 2:50:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : "We are looking at things now in terms of all bets are off, and a blank sheet of paper," External link

southwales-eveningpost Tuesday, May 5, 2020 9:41:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We want to make sure there is an ability for family members to virtually visit with their loved ones to be able to see them on video make sure that they're safe,” “And also, to make sure that the staff and their residents of those nursing homes have the PPE that they need” External link

koaa Friday, April 24, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We want to make sure there is an ability for family members to virtually visit with their loved ones to be able to see them on video make sure that they're safe,” “And also, to make sure that the staff and their residents of those nursing homes have the PPE that they need” External link

abcactionnews Thursday, April 23, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We want to make sure there is an ability for family members to virtually visit with their loved ones to be able to see them on video make sure that they're safe,” “And also, to make sure that the staff and their residents of those nursing homes have the PPE that they need” External link

kxxv Thursday, April 23, 2020 11:09:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We want to make sure there is an ability for family members to virtually visit with their loved ones to be able to see them on video make sure that they're safe,” “And also, to make sure that the staff and their residents of those nursing homes have the PPE that they need” External link

newschannel5 Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:56:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney explained : “Every American whose income is below $75,000 per person or $150,000 for a couple will receive the full amount which is $1,200 individual or $2,400 for a couple,” External link

nbcdfw Thursday, April 23, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney added : “People who receive Social Security, Social Security Disability, SSI or Veterans will receive those payments automatically,” “They don’t have to fill out any additional paperwork or forms if they don’t have to file a tax return usually” External link

nbcdfw Thursday, April 23, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney added : “We expect that the payments will be going to people who receive Social Security very very soon,” “All they need to do is wait for the payment to come to their bank account. If they are curious, they can go to IRS.gov and look for that information” External link

nbcdfw Thursday, April 23, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We do want to make sure people understand there are also a lot of scammers out there who will try to steal your money. They are really looking for easy targets. Please be careful,” “The IRS will never call you asking for your bank account information. None of these people will call you on the phone saying they will help you get your stimulus check faster. Please be patient. Please look at the IRS website and don’t fall for those scams” External link

nbcdfw Thursday, April 23, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "The RFU is pleased to be able to support the COVID-19 drive-through testing programme at Twickenham Stadium for NHS and other key workers. " External link

newshub Monday, April 20, 2020 9:50:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "The assumption is that the (November) games will go ahead," External link

irishmirror Saturday, April 11, 2020 9:01:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "They’d rather host - they make more money when they host - then we’d come back up and play our autumn series," External link

irishmirror Saturday, April 11, 2020 9:01:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : “The assumption is that the (November) games will go ahead. We’re in regular contact with (the Southern Hemisphere unions) – talking two or three times a week,” External link

herald-ie Saturday, April 11, 2020 7:26:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We’re looking at a range of different contingencies,” External link

japantoday Saturday, April 11, 2020 4:52:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : "We could possibly go there in October," External link

nampa Friday, April 10, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “You’d probably say it’s a strong possibility but it’s slightly different for the Olympics,” External link

independent-UK Monday, April 6, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “What’s come out of this is an agreement between all the unions north and south (hemisphere) and World Rugby to really start with a blank sheet of paper,” External link

gulf-times Saturday, April 4, 2020 2:37:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "What's come out of this is an agreement between all the unions - north and south (hemisphere) and World Rugby to really start with a blank sheet of paper," External link

southwalesargus Friday, April 3, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "I really do believe that coming out of this you will see a different structure and a different shape," External link

bbc Friday, April 3, 2020 4:21:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : "What's coming out of this is another level of co-operation and collaboration that is going on," External link

bbc Friday, April 3, 2020 4:21:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “What’s come out of this is an agreement between all the unions north and south (hemisphere) and World Rugby to really start with a blank sheet of paper,” External link

irishexaminer Friday, April 3, 2020 2:24:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We are in regular dialogue with World Rugby,” “It’s a bit too early to say” External link

samoaobserver Friday, April 3, 2020 11:33:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “The relationship between the north and the south has probably never been better,” External link

samoaobserver Friday, April 3, 2020 11:33:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “It’s in no one’s interest,” External link

samoaobserver Friday, April 3, 2020 11:33:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “There is a final phase in our reaction to this crisis and it’s a reboot phase,” External link

samoaobserver Friday, April 3, 2020 11:33:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "What's come out of this is an agreement between all the unions - north and south (hemisphere) and World Rugby to really start with a blank sheet of paper," External link

icWales Friday, April 3, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We are in constant conversation with them,” External link

icWales Friday, April 3, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "What's come out of this is an agreement between all the unions -- north and south (hemisphere) and World Rugby to really start with a blank sheet of paper," External link

afp-english Friday, April 3, 2020 5:09:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "What's come out of this is an agreement between all the unions -- north and south (hemisphere) and World Rugby to really start with a blank sheet of paper," External link

yahoo-au Friday, April 3, 2020 4:53:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “What’s come out of this is an agreement between all the unions north and south (hemisphere) and World Rugby to really start with a blank sheet of paper,” External link

southwalesargus Friday, April 3, 2020 3:54:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “The relationship between the north and the south has probably never been better,” External link

macaudailytimes Friday, April 3, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “It’s in no one’s interest,” External link

macaudailytimes Friday, April 3, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “There is a final phase in our reaction to this crisis and it’s a reboot phase,” External link

macaudailytimes Friday, April 3, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “What’s come out of this is an agreement between all the unions north and south (hemisphere) and World Rugby to really start with a blank sheet of paper,” External link

oxfordtimes Friday, April 3, 2020 3:01:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “What’s come out of this is an agreement between all the unions north and south (hemisphere) and World Rugby to really start with a blank sheet of paper,” External link

newsandstar Friday, April 3, 2020 2:11:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “His record since joining speaks for itself and he has proven why he is one of the best coaches in world rugby,” External link

japantoday Friday, April 3, 2020 2:10:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “The relationship between the north and the south has probably never been better,” External link

japantoday Friday, April 3, 2020 2:10:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “It’s in no one’s interest,” External link

japantoday Friday, April 3, 2020 2:10:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “There is a final phase in our reaction to this crisis and it’s a reboot phase,” External link

japantoday Friday, April 3, 2020 2:10:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “What’s come out of this is an agreement between all the unions north and south (hemisphere) and World Rugby to really start with a blank sheet of paper,” External link

thecourier Friday, April 3, 2020 1:50:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We have announced the extension a few weeks later than planned as our focus was diverted to support the English rugby community during this difficult time, we are now turning our attention to developing plans to support the rebooting of rugby and a winning England team will provide a vital role in that,” External link

gulf-times Friday, April 3, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney added ( about Eddie Jones ) : “We reached an understanding soon after returning from Japan but there were some things that we wanted to make sure worked for both sides,” “We have announced Eddie’s contract extension a few weeks later than planned as our focus was diverted to support the English rugby community during this difficult time. We are now turning our attention to developing plans to support the rebooting of rugby and a winning England team will provide a vital role in that” External link

thestarkenya Friday, April 3, 2020 1:24:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “What’s come out of this is an agreement between all the unions north and south (hemisphere) and World Rugby to really start with a blank sheet of paper,” External link

worcesternews Friday, April 3, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “What’s come out of this is an agreement between all the unions north and south (hemisphere) and World Rugby to really start with a blank sheet of paper,” External link

chesterfirst Friday, April 3, 2020 12:31:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "We manage it, we talk about it and we are OK with it," External link

bbc Thursday, April 2, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney told ( about Eddie Jones ) : "You get a total package with Eddie, don't you?" External link

bbc Thursday, April 2, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney explained ( about Eddie Jones ) : "We were probably not going to announce until things had hopefully died down a bit," "But we felt it was appropriate to be open and transparent and clarify the situation. We knew there were going to be questions raised about Eddie, and we think this is an opportunity to draw a line under that and move forward. "All the things we are doing in terms of pay reduction, furloughing, cuts, and savings, we are doing that to keep the RFU family intact" External link

bbc Thursday, April 2, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “The relationship between the north and the south has probably never been better,” External link

firstpost Thursday, April 2, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “It’s in no one’s interest,” External link

firstpost Thursday, April 2, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “There is a final phase in our reaction to this crisis and it’s a reboot phase,” External link

firstpost Thursday, April 2, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “Eddie was our first choice, he’s always has been our first choice… His record since joining speaks for itself and he has proven why he is one of the best coaches in world rugby,” External link

zbc Thursday, April 2, 2020 4:46:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney saying : “We expect to be able to make a decision on that towards the end of April” External link

zbc Thursday, April 2, 2020 4:46:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "Eddie was our first choice, he's always has been our first choice... His record since joining speaks for itself and he has proven why he is one of the best coaches in world rugby," External link

afp-english Thursday, April 2, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney saying : "We expect to be able to make a decision on that towards the end of April" External link

afp-english Thursday, April 2, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said ( about Eddie Jones ) : "Eddie was our first choice, he's always has been our first choice... His record since joining speaks for itself and he has proven why he is one of the best coaches in world rugby," External link

afp-en Thursday, April 2, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney saying : "We expect to be able to make a decision on that towards the end of April" External link

afp-en Thursday, April 2, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney added : "My thoughts and those of all of us at the RFU are with everyone impacted by COVID-19, both across the country at large but also within our own rugby union community. " External link

icWales Thursday, April 2, 2020 12:21:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We reached an understanding soon after returning from Japan but there were some things that we wanted to make sure worked for both sides,” External link

independent-UK Thursday, April 2, 2020 12:19:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney added : "We are delighted that Eddie will continue as head coach to run England's campaign to take us to the 2023 Rugby World Cup. His record since joining speaks for itself and he has proven why he is one of the best coaches in world rugby," External link

afp-english Thursday, April 2, 2020 12:14:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney added ( about Eddie Jones ) : "We reached an understanding soon after returning from Japan but there were some things that we wanted to make sure worked for both sides," "We have announced Eddie's contract extension a few weeks later than planned as our focus was diverted to support the English rugby community during this difficult time. We are now turning our attention to developing plans to support the rebooting of rugby and a winning England team will provide a vital role in that" External link

bbc Thursday, April 2, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney added ( about Eddie Jones ) : "Eddie is overseas at present and when I contacted him regarding our executive pay reduction proposals, he immediately agreed (to take a pay cut)" External link

japantoday Friday, March 27, 2020 1:39:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said ( about Eddie Jones ) : “Eddie is overseas at present and when I contacted him regarding our executive pay reduction proposals he immediately agreed,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said ( about Eddie Jones ) : “Eddie is overseas at present and when I contacted him regarding our executive pay reduction proposals he immediately agreed,” External link

pressandjournal Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:30:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said ( about Eddie Jones ) : “Eddie is overseas at present and when I contacted him regarding our executive pay reduction proposals he immediately agreed,” External link

yorkpress Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said ( about Eddie Jones ) : “Eddie is overseas at present and when I contacted him regarding our Executive pay reduction proposals he immediately agreed” External link

themirror Thursday, March 26, 2020 9:44:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney added : "Significant progress has been made on the process for considering the implications of ending the season early," External link

heart Thursday, March 26, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "When we do not stage matches and events we do not generate revenue," "The RFU's biggest asset is also a major cost and the closure of Twickenham Stadium has a significant impact on the revenues we can generate to reinvest back into the game" External link

bbc Thursday, March 26, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney added ( about Eddie Jones ) : "Eddie is overseas at present and when I contacted him regarding our executive pay reduction proposals he immediately agreed (to take a pay cut)" External link

afp-english Thursday, March 26, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney added ( about Eddie Jones ) : "Eddie is overseas at present and when I contacted him regarding our executive pay reduction proposals he immediately agreed (to take a pay cut)" External link

afp-en Thursday, March 26, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We will be providing more details on this financial package in the coming week,” “We will also be issuing regular club recovery updates, with practical advice on how government grants can be accessed as well as other business management advice” External link

cambridge-news Thursday, March 26, 2020 3:12:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “Significant progress has been made on the process for considering the implications of ending the season early,” External link

cambridge-news Thursday, March 26, 2020 3:12:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "No one can predict every possible outcome of the COVID-19 outbreak particularly with regard to the duration of this crisis and we are managing in the unknown," "We have modelled three potential scenarios and are working on an assumption based on a medium-term impact with a view to a return to rugby in the autumn" External link

japantoday Thursday, March 26, 2020 2:11:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "My thoughts and those of all of us at the RFU continue to be with everyone impacted by the difficult and exceptional situation we are all facing, both across the country and within our own rugby union community," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, March 26, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "We have modelled three potential scenarios and are working on an assumption based on a medium-term impact with a view to a return to rugby in the autumn," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, March 26, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "The RFU executive team will be taking a cut in remuneration in excess of 25per cent. In addition, combined board fees will be reduced by 75per cent," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, March 26, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney added : "Significant progress has been made on the process for considering the implications of ending the season early," "We will ensure a fair and balanced outcome for the game and are now committed to update on this by the middle of April" External link

afp-english Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:38:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney added : "Significant progress has been made on the process for considering the implications of ending the season early," "We will ensure a fair and balanced outcome for the game and are now committed to update on this by the middle of April" External link

afp-en Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “Our business model is similar to most rugby clubs we earn revenue from events on and off the field and we invest that back into the game,” External link

thecourier Friday, March 20, 2020 5:55:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We are working through the implications of ending the season early and have instigated a thorough process to ensure fair and balanced outcomes for the game,” “We will communicate these outcomes by the middle of April. While we would like to provide all the answers now, we need some time to get it right for the best interests of the game” External link

thecourier Friday, March 20, 2020 5:55:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "We are working through the implications of ending the season early and have instigated a thorough process to ensure fair and balanced outcomes for the game," External link

khaleejtimes Friday, March 20, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "In this extraordinary situation, we are working through a range of potential financial scenarios dependent mainly on the length of this crisis," External link

khaleejtimes Friday, March 20, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “Our business model is similar to most rugby clubs we earn revenue from events on and off the field and we invest that back into the game,” External link

pressandjournal Friday, March 20, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We are working through the implications of ending the season early and have instigated a thorough process to ensure fair and balanced outcomes for the game,” “We will communicate these outcomes by the middle of April. While we would like to provide all the answers now, we need some time to get it right for the best interests of the game” External link

pressandjournal Friday, March 20, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "When the current government advice on social distancing measures changes, we will naturally encourage rugby training and friendlies to recommence," External link

maidenhead-advertiser Friday, March 20, 2020 4:47:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney concluded : "In recent days we have all been inspired by the many stories across the rugby family working together to support those who are the most vulnerable in their community this encapsulates the unique spirit of rugby. I am confident that this spirit and resilience during these tough times will ensure we will come through this together and emerge stronger" External link

maidenhead-advertiser Friday, March 20, 2020 4:47:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “Our business model is similar to most rugby clubs we earn revenue from events on and off the field and we invest that back into the game,” External link

chesterfirst Friday, March 20, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We are working through the implications of ending the season early and have instigated a thorough process to ensure fair and balanced outcomes for the game,” “We will communicate these outcomes by the middle of April. While we would like to provide all the answers now, we need some time to get it right for the best interests of the game” External link

chesterfirst Friday, March 20, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We are working through the implications of ending the season early and have instigated a thorough process to ensure fair and balanced outcomes for the game,” External link

tribtown Friday, March 20, 2020 4:18:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “In this extraordinary situation, we are working through a range of potential financial scenarios dependent mainly on the length of this crisis,” External link

tribtown Friday, March 20, 2020 4:18:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We benefit from strong Twickenham stadium revenues but we are also exposed if there is widespread cancellation of games and events,” External link

pressandjournal Friday, March 20, 2020 2:59:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "We are working through the implications of ending the season early and have instigated a thorough process to ensure fair and balanced outcomes for the game. " External link

maitlandmercury Friday, March 20, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "We benefit from strong Twickenham stadium revenues but we are also exposed if there is widespread cancellation of games and events," External link

maitlandmercury Friday, March 20, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We benefit from strong Twickenham stadium revenues but we are also exposed if there is widespread cancellation of games and events,” External link

thecourier Friday, March 20, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney wrote : “We are working through the implications of ending the season early and have instigated a thorough process to ensure fair and balanced outcomes for the game,” External link

themirror Friday, March 20, 2020 2:41:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "We are working through the implications of ending the season early and have instigated a thorough process to ensure fair and balanced outcomes for the game. " External link

afp-en Friday, March 20, 2020 2:13:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We benefit from strong Twickenham stadium revenues but we are also exposed if there is widespread cancellation of games and events,” External link

chesterfirst Friday, March 20, 2020 2:13:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “Eddie and the RFU regret any implication that Ben O’Keeffe was biased in his decision making,” External link

chesterfirst Monday, March 16, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said ( about Eddie Jones ) : "We have discussed with... Eddie Jones the nature of the comments he made to the media... and have made it clear that such comments are not in line with the values of the sport or the RFU," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, March 12, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “Eddie and the RFU regret any implication that Ben O’Keeffe was biased in his decision making,” External link

thecourier Thursday, March 12, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "The RFU does not condone comments that undermine the integrity of match officials, who are central to the sport and its values," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, March 12, 2020 7:25:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "Eddie and the RFU regret any implication that Ben O'Keeffe was biased in his decision making," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, March 12, 2020 7:25:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "We understand the decision to postpone all three England matches against Italy taken in the interests of overall public health," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, March 5, 2020 10:46:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "We understand the decision to postpone all three England matches against Italy taken in the interests of overall public health," External link

afp-english Thursday, March 5, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "We understand the decision to postpone all three England matches against Italy taken in the interests of overall public health," External link

afp-english Thursday, March 5, 2020 6:33:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "We listened to feedback from the clubs and wanted to find a funding solution that would lessen the impact for the 2020/21 season," External link

irishsun Saturday, February 22, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "We listened to feedback from the clubs and wanted to find a funding solution that would lessen the impact for the 2020/21 season," External link

afp-en Friday, February 21, 2020 10:35:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney dit : «C'est absolument unique. Il n'y a rien eu de comparable dans l'histoire politique américaine» External link

lessentiel-lu-fr Sunday, February 16, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney notes : "In the United States, a candidate can spend his or her own funds. And there's no restriction on that," "The ultimate in all of this is the voters. There are plenty of examples of very wealthy people who spent millions of dollars and lose because the voters don't agree" External link

dhakatribune Friday, February 14, 2020 8:33:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney afirma : "Nos Estados Unidos, um candidato pode gastar seus próprios recursos. E não há restrições para isso" External link

uol Friday, February 14, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney afirma : "Nos Estados Unidos, um candidato pode gastar seus próprios recursos. E não há restrições para isso" External link

em Friday, February 14, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney notes : "In the United States, a candidate can spend his or her own funds. And there's no restriction on that," "The ultimate in all of this is the voters. There are plenty of examples of very wealthy people who spent millions of dollars and lose because the voters don't agree" External link

timesofindia Friday, February 14, 2020 11:51:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney notes : "In the United States, a candidate can spend his or her own funds. And there's no restriction on that," "The ultimate in all of this is the voters. There are plenty of examples of very wealthy people who spent millions of dollars and lose because the voters don't agree" External link

nation-ke Friday, February 14, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney notes : “In the United States, a candidate can spend his or her own funds. And there's no restriction on that,” “The ultimate in all of this is the voters. There are plenty of examples of very wealthy people who spent millions of dollars and lose because the voters don't agree” External link

themalaymailonline Friday, February 14, 2020 7:32:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney notes : "In the United States, a candidate can spend his or her own funds. And there's no restriction on that," "The ultimate in all of this is the voters. There are plenty of examples of very wealthy people who spent millions of dollars and lose because the voters don't agree" External link

news-yahoo Friday, February 14, 2020 5:08:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney notes : "In the United States, a candidate can spend his or her own funds. And there's no restriction on that," "The ultimate in all of this is the voters. There are plenty of examples of very wealthy people who spent millions of dollars and lose because the voters don't agree" External link

afp-en Friday, February 14, 2020 4:58:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney souligne : «Aux Etats-Unis, un candidat peut dépenser sans restriction son propre argent dans une campagne» «Mais au final, tout revient aux électeurs. Il y a de nombreux exemples de gens très riches qui dépensent des millions de dollars et perdent» External link

la-croix Thursday, February 13, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney souligne : "Aux Etats-Unis, un candidat peut dépenser sans restriction son propre argent dans une campagne" "Mais au final, tout revient aux électeurs. Il y a de nombreux exemples de gens très riches qui dépensent des millions de dollars et perdent" External link

LePoint Thursday, February 13, 2020 9:50:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “The gateway is still open for clubs to get into the Premiership if they have the necessary financial resources and meet the minimum standards required,” External link

japantoday Thursday, February 13, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney declarou : “Não tenho qualquer indicação de que uma célula [terrorista] esteja operacional na área ou na cidade” External link

observador Tuesday, September 20, 2016 1:47:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney declarou : "Não tenho qualquer indicação de que uma célula [terrorista] esteja operacional na área ou na cidade" External link

jn Tuesday, September 20, 2016 4:15:00 AM EAT



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Bill Sweeney affirmé : «C'est une occasion importante pour nous d'organiser des événements dans le cadre du plan pour le retour des supporters dans les stades. Nous travaillons en collaboration avec l'EPCR et les autorités locales pour mettre en place diverses mesures afin de garantir la sécurité de tous ceux qui assisteront à chaque rencontre» External link

la-croix Friday, April 30, 2021 3:45:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney affirmé : "C'est une occasion importante pour nous d'organiser des événements dans le cadre du plan pour le retour des supporters dans les stades. Nous travaillons en collaboration avec l'EPCR et les autorités locales pour mettre en place diverses mesures afin de garantir la sécurité de tous ceux qui assisteront à chaque rencontre" External link

tv5 Friday, April 30, 2021 2:32:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "We're looking forward to seeing up to 10,000 fans back at Twickenham again for these EPCR finals and are delighted to be chosen to host the fixtures" External link

afp-en Friday, April 30, 2021 1:25:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney warned : “no stone would be left unturned” External link

themirror Wednesday, April 21, 2021 7:47:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said ( about Eddie Jones ) : “We were all disappointed to finish fifth in the Six Nations,” “Our track record and results under Eddie meant that we, the players and our fans had much higher expectations. Sport is all about fine margins which is why every campaign debrief is invaluable in helping us to learn and improve. Eddie approached this review with a great deal of self-awareness and humility, allowing us to look at every aspect of the tournament to identify every small change we can make in order to improve” External link

guardian Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:54:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said ( about Eddie Jones ) : “We were all disappointed to finish fifth in the Six Nations,” “Our track record and results under Eddie meant that we, the players and our fans had much higher expectations. Sport is all about fine margins which is why every campaign debrief is invaluable in helping us to learn and improve. Eddie approached this review with a great deal of self-awareness and humility, allowing us to look at every aspect of the tournament to identify every small change we can make in order to improve” External link

guardian Tuesday, April 20, 2021 5:31:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "To be able to draw on the wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise in this group will be invaluable to us as we embark on plans to increase diversity in our sport and ensure it is open and inclusive to all" External link

bbc Monday, April 19, 2021 2:25:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “At the time, the Myners report was going on and there was a sense in Premiership Rugby that a really hard line needed to be taken for the credibility of the game,” “In hindsight, would it have been easier for all parties concerned if it had stayed at 35 point deduction and not the 70? It’s hypothetical now. It is what it is” External link

themirror Sunday, March 28, 2021 4:09:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “There is no reason for us to sweep things under the carpet,” External link

icWales Sunday, March 28, 2021 11:25:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “If you look at the original agreement it says South Africa have an obligation to host the tour in South Africa and the Lions have an obligation to turn up and play,” External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, March 24, 2021 2:02:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We believe they're saying they can,” External link

themirror Wednesday, March 24, 2021 11:45:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "I think it's really important at this stage we apply a bit of good old English calm," External link

icWales Wednesday, March 24, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "It needs to be a thorough, brutally honest analysis of what went wrong and why and what the issues are," External link

icWales Wednesday, March 24, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said ( about Eddie Jones ) : “It’s really important we get it right,” “We need to lift the hood up, have a look in there and say: ‘Are we headed in the right direction?’ But let’s just do it with a bit of common sense, caution and calm. It’s important to stress that Eddie’s not in denial. He’s not quoting his win ratios, or previous tournaments or his record up to now. He’s just totally focused on going forwards. He knows it’s going to be a thorough and brutally honest debrief. We need to get to the facts of it and if we have to make changes we’ll make those changes” External link

guardian Wednesday, March 24, 2021 7:46:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : “We have seen already the situation with the ECB in cricket when they went to South Africa and players halfway in said they did not feel comfortable with the protocols and welfare issues in place,” External link

guardian Wednesday, March 24, 2021 7:46:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We have seen already in cricket when they went to South Africa and players halfway in said they did not feel comfortable with the protocols in place and the welfare issues in place. The side returned home,” External link

oxfordtimes Wednesday, March 24, 2021 3:12:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We have seen already in cricket when they went to South Africa and players halfway in said they did not feel comfortable with the protocols in place and the welfare issues in place. The side returned home,” External link

worcesternews Wednesday, March 24, 2021 2:45:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “I think it’s really important at this stage we apply a bit of good old English calm,” External link

japantoday Wednesday, March 24, 2021 2:37:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We have seen already in cricket when they went to South Africa and players halfway in said they did not feel comfortable with the protocols in place and the welfare issues in place. The side returned home,” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, March 24, 2021 2:13:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We have seen already in cricket when they went to South Africa and players halfway in said they did not feel comfortable with the protocols in place and the welfare issues in place. The side returned home,” External link

yorkpress Wednesday, March 24, 2021 2:01:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We have seen already in cricket when they went to South Africa and players halfway in said they did not feel comfortable with the protocols in place and the welfare issues in place. The side returned home,” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:33:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We have seen already in cricket when they went to South Africa and players halfway in said they did not feel comfortable with the protocols in place and the welfare issues in place. The side returned home,” External link

chesterfirst Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:29:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We have seen already in cricket when they went to South Africa and players halfway in said they did not feel comfortable with the protocols in place and the welfare issues in place. The side returned home,” External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:26:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney stated ( about Eddie Jones ) : “it’s important to stress that Eddie’s not in denial” External link

newsandstar Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:25:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said ( about Eddie Jones ) : “I think you have to recognise and respect Eddie’s achievement since he’s been here three Six Nations titles, a Grand Slam, a World Cup final. That’s a tremendous performance,” External link

newsandstar Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:25:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “I would say that’s wrong. That’s absolutely not the case. I know some people feel that’s the perception, but he doesn’t have power and influence within Twickenham,” External link

newsandstar Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:25:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “I didn’t like that. I don’t think anyone welcomes that. That doesn’t really help the cause. And we have had a chat about it,” External link

newsandstar Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:25:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We have seen already in cricket when they went to South Africa and players halfway in said they did not feel comfortable with the protocols in place and the welfare issues in place. The side returned home,” External link

thecourier Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:12:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We’re just running out of runway,” External link

japantoday Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:05:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : “If you look at the original agreement, it says South Africa have an obligation to host the tour in South Africa and the Lions have an obligation to turn up and play,” External link

japantoday Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:05:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We’re just running out of runway,” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, March 23, 2021 11:30:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said ( about Saida Harrigan ) : “If you look at the original agreement, it says South Africa have an obligation to host the tour in South Africa and the Lions have an obligation to turn up and play,” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, March 23, 2021 11:30:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : "We have got to have a brutally honest review of how we have gone," External link

bbc Tuesday, March 23, 2021 11:12:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney added : "Out of respect for Eddie I don't think it is fair to start speculating," "We must give Eddie all the respect in the world, and the relationship is good enough and open enough for him to say 'This is what went wrong and this is why it went wrong, and more importantly this is how we are going to address it going forward'. "You have got to recognise and respect what he's done - he is one of the best coaches in the world. "But in sport that is history - he would be the last person to remind you of his win ratio" External link

bbc Tuesday, March 23, 2021 11:12:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "He certainly hasn't lost any ambition, he certainly believes in the squad and he still knows what has to be done for us to make sure we are on track," External link

bbc Tuesday, March 23, 2021 11:12:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney added : "You look at the impact 2003 had, strong rugby nations tend to be judged on their ability to win Rugby World Cups," External link

bbc Tuesday, March 23, 2021 11:12:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney told ( about Eddie Jones ) : "Eddie doesn’t go into a Six Nations expecting to come fifth, which is why we are going to have a thorough debrief," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, March 23, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said ( about Eddie Jones ) : "I think you have to recognise and respect Eddie’s achievement since he’s been here - three Six Nations championships, a Grand Slam, a World Cup final, that is a tremendous performance," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, March 23, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "I don't think I could honestly answer that. " External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, March 23, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “If you look at the original agreement, it says South Africa have an obligation to host the tour in South Africa and the Lions have an obligation to turn up and play,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, March 23, 2021 8:40:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We certainly don’t want it to be an opportunity to wallow in excuses,” External link

chesterfirst Tuesday, March 23, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said ( about Eddie Jones ) : “I think you have to recognise and respect Eddie’s achievements since he’s been here three Six Nations titles, a Grand Slam, a World Cup final. That’s a tremendous performance,” External link

chesterfirst Tuesday, March 23, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “CVC’s expertise will help to grow rugby union through the evolution of improved competitions and events, and the growth of a more diverse fan base,” External link

dailymaverick Monday, March 15, 2021 3:26:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "We are delighted that the Six Nations unions have unanimously decided to partner with CVC," External link

afp-en Thursday, March 11, 2021 2:57:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "We sit in people's pain, in other people's pain, whatever that might be," External link

wmur Thursday, January 28, 2021 6:42:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "We sit in people's pain, in other people's pain, whatever that might be," External link

wmur Thursday, January 28, 2021 6:42:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "The Amazon situation has gone very well, and they are very happy," External link

icWales Sunday, December 13, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "This is a topic we talk about quite a lot," External link

icWales Sunday, December 13, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “The Amazon situation’s gone very well, and they are very happy,” External link

yorkpress Sunday, December 13, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “This is a topic we talk about quite a lot,” External link

yorkpress Sunday, December 13, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “It’s a really complex deal, you’ve got Six Nations, and you’ve got CVC themselves, different tax jurisdictions, you’ve got all sorts of conditions and setting up of a new company,” External link

yorkpress Sunday, December 13, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “I do think it’s happening, maybe I was a bit naive and not long enough in the role to expect it to happen in 12 months,” External link

yorkpress Sunday, December 13, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : “It’s a very serious matter, a very serious moment for us, this has been a very challenging week,” External link

taipeitimes Saturday, December 12, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We do take player welfare extremely seriously — I want to reassure you of that — and it features in every strategic document we produce,” External link

taipeitimes Saturday, December 12, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “It’s important to stress that the aim to make the sport safer, and all the work that goes into that, that’s a journey that has no conclusion,” External link

taipeitimes Saturday, December 12, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney replied : "No, no, I'm not concerned about that. " External link

southwales-eveningpost Saturday, December 12, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney replied : "No, no, I'm not concerned about that. " External link

icWales Saturday, December 12, 2020 3:36:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “I’ve got no reason to believe we wouldn’t be covered for this, but we’re not going into that detailed discussion until we see the nature of what is being submitted,” “It’s hypothetical at this stage because we don’t know what ‘this’ is yet” External link

guardian Saturday, December 12, 2020 4:24:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “It is very hypothetical, the science is not black and white,” External link

guardian Saturday, December 12, 2020 4:24:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “It would be disingenuous to say we’re not worried about reputational risk, but we certainly believe it is manageable,” “We believe everything is being done – and will continue to be – to make sure rugby is a safe sport for kids to take up. We’re dealing with the white heat emotion of what is a really difficult human story … but most people understand the benefits you get from playing rugby. They still feel it’s a sport they get more out of than it takes out of them” External link

guardian Saturday, December 12, 2020 4:24:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “There is no scientific proof of the causal link between concussion and CTE, that is not a proven thing, and research is ongoing into that,” “There are differences between American football and rugby union, and as you say the measure that have been put in place have been in place for quite some time now are held up as being best in class when it comes to concussion identification, monitoring and management. But we can never do enough in this field” External link

thecourier Saturday, December 12, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “Of course we’re worried about reputational risk, we love this game,” External link

thecourier Saturday, December 12, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : "It's a very serious matter, a very serious moment for us, this has been a very challenging week," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, December 11, 2020 10:08:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney déclaré : "pas le moment de se cacher" External link

tv5 Friday, December 11, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “It’s important to point out that we haven’t received any formal legal approaches yet,” External link

thecourier Friday, December 11, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “It’s a very serious matter, a very serious moment for us; we all love this game,” External link

thecourier Friday, December 11, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We don’t have any protocols for monitoring or screening players who have retired,” External link

thecourier Friday, December 11, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We expect to lose about 135million worth of revenue through this financial year,” External link

thecourier Friday, December 11, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "It's an out-of-control fire. You stamp it out in one place, then it pops up somewhere else," External link

nbcnews Wednesday, November 25, 2020 6:04:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "It's an out-of-control fire. You stamp it out in one place, then it pops up somewhere else," External link

nbcnews Tuesday, November 24, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "It's an out-of-control fire. You stamp it out in one place, then it pops up somewhere else," External link

nbcnews Tuesday, November 24, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "We're very conscious that there are two sides to this," "One is the need to have the most revenue-generating option we can, in terms of broadcast rights and where they go to, but at the same time we are very conscious that we want to keep awareness levels up, and spectator viewership figures up, so it will be a balance of the two. "It would be wrong to say it's inevitable that the Six Nations will definitely go behind a paywall but we'll look at all the options and make sure we come up with a balanced outcome" External link

bbc Friday, November 20, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “The RFU is very reassured that Government recognises the difficult circumstances and unique challenges being faced by the whole of the Rugby Union family and we are grateful for this much needed support” External link

themirror Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:29:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "The long-term financial challenges of coronavirus are significant for the entire economy. The RFU relies on revenue from matches and events at Twickenham Stadium and re-invests this back into the game. " External link

japantoday Friday, October 30, 2020 1:03:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "The long-term financial challenges of coronavirus are significant for the entire economy," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, October 29, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "The long-term financial challenges of coronavirus are significant for the entire economy. The RFU relies on revenue from matches and events at Twickenham Stadium and re-invests this back into the game. " External link

irishsun Thursday, October 29, 2020 9:27:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "The long-term financial challenges of coronavirus are significant for the entire economy," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, October 29, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "With no rugby and no events, we are looking at a potential short-term impact circa £145 million in lost revenues in our 'mid-case' scenario. " External link

yahoo-au Thursday, October 29, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "With no rugby and no events, we are looking at a potential short-term impact circa £145 million in lost revenues in our 'mid-case' scenario. " External link

afp-en Thursday, October 29, 2020 8:38:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "The long-term financial challenges of coronavirus are significant for the entire economy. The RFU relies on revenue from matches and events at Twickenham Stadium and re-invests this back into the game. " External link

afp-en Thursday, October 29, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We are incredibly disappointed to be calling a halt to this fixture, we know how much fans were looking forward to seeing the teams play. However, our priority is to protect the health and safety of the England squad and the other international teams they will go up against this autumn. There has been a great deal of effort put into Covid codes of conduct and planning for games, including cooperation with Premiership clubs to release additional players to fulfil the fixture safely, and we are all incredibly frustrated and disappointed that the actions of a number of Barbarians players mean we no longer feel it is safe for the game to go ahead” External link

guardian Friday, October 23, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "There has been a great deal of effort put into Covid codes of conduct and planning for games, including cooperation with Premiership clubs to release additional players to fulfil the fixture safely. "We are all incredibly frustrated and disappointed that the actions of a number of Barbarians players mean we no longer feel it is safe for the game to go ahead" External link

bbc Friday, October 23, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney says : "We know how much fans were looking forward to seeing the teams play," "However, our priority is to protect the health and safety of the England squad and the other international teams they will go up against this autumn" External link

newshub Friday, October 23, 2020 8:54:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We are incredibly disappointed to be calling a halt to this fixture, we know how much fans were looking forward to seeing the teams play,” External link

guardian Friday, October 23, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "We are incredibly disappointed to be calling a halt to this fixture, we know how much fans were looking forward to seeing the teams play," "However, our priority is to protect the health and safety of the England squad and the other international teams they will go up against this autumn" External link

yahoo-au Friday, October 23, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "We are incredibly disappointed to be calling a halt to this fixture, we know how much fans were looking forward to seeing the teams play," "However, our priority is to protect the health and safety of the England squad and the other international teams they will go up against this autumn" External link

afp-en Friday, October 23, 2020 5:34:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "It's very exciting, it finally came," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, September 29, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "From the outset we have been clear that an autumn without crowds would leave us with little choice but to approach government for financial help. Unfortunately, we are now in that position," "Without support we are in danger of clubs at the heart of communities across England, as well as players and volunteers, disappearing forever" External link

gloucestercitizen Wednesday, September 23, 2020 8:38:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “From the outset we have been clear that an autumn without crowds would leave us with little choice but to approach the government for financial help,” “Unfortunately, we are now in that position. Without support we are in danger of clubs at the heart of communities across England, as well as players and volunteers, disappearing forever” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, September 23, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “With no fans this autumn we will see a 122 million pounds ($155.34 million) reduction in revenue resulting in a loss of 46 million pounds,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, September 23, 2020 9:48:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney added : “The RFU has already made difficult decisions in significantly reducing our 7s programme, reducing investment across all areas of the game, implementing salary reductions and making 140 people redundant,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, September 23, 2020 9:48:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “From the outset we have been clear that an autumn without crowds would leave us with little choice but to approach government for financial help. Unfortunately, we are now in that position,” External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, September 23, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “From the outset we have been clear that an autumn without crowds would leave us with little choice but to approach government for financial help. Unfortunately, we are now in that position,” External link

yorkpress Wednesday, September 23, 2020 8:23:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "With no fans this autumn we will see a £122m reduction in revenue resulting in a loss of £46m and with no fans for the Guinness Six Nations we will see a £138m reduction in revenue with a loss of £60m. " External link

icWales Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “From the outset we have been clear that an autumn without crowds would leave us with little choice but to approach government for financial help. Unfortunately, we are now in that position,” “Without support we are in danger of clubs at the heart of communities across England, as well as players and volunteers, disappearing forever” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “Premiership and Championship clubs will face significant financial hardship,” “Our community rugby clubs are under threat. Without crowds and league games community rugby will lose an estimated £86m in revenue this season” External link

guardian Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “From the outset we have been clear that an autumn without crowds would leave us with little choice but to approach government for financial help. Unfortunately, we are now in that position,” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, September 22, 2020 11:24:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "With no fans this autumn we will see a 122 million pounds reduction in revenue resulting in a loss of 46 million pounds," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, September 22, 2020 11:03:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney added : "The RFU has already made difficult decisions in significantly reducing our 7s programme, reducing investment across all areas of the game, implementing salary reductions and making 140 people redundant," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, September 22, 2020 11:03:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “From the outset we have been clear that an autumn without crowds would leave us with little choice but to approach Government for financial help. Unfortunately, we are now in that position,” “Without support we are in danger of clubs at the heart of communities across England, as well as players and volunteers, disappearing forever” External link

yorkpress Tuesday, September 22, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "From the outset we have been clear that an autumn without crowds would leave us with little choice but to approach the government for financial help," "Unfortunately, we are now in that position. Without support we are in danger of clubs at the heart of communities across England, as well as players and volunteers, disappearing forever" External link

afp-en Tuesday, September 22, 2020 10:31:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “From the outset we have been clear that an autumn without crowds would leave us with little choice but to approach Government for financial help. Unfortunately, we are now in that position,” “Without support we are in danger of clubs at the heart of communities across England, as well as players and volunteers, disappearing forever” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, September 22, 2020 10:27:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “From the outset we have been clear that an autumn without crowds would leave us with little choice but to approach Government for financial help. Unfortunately, we are now in that position,” “Without support we are in danger of clubs at the heart of communities across England, as well as players and volunteers, disappearing forever” External link

thecourier Tuesday, September 22, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "I would like to thank the players and the RPA for their strong co-operation and collaboration which has enabled us to reach this new agreement. " External link

icWales Sunday, September 13, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We are committed to ensuring the RFU runs a sustainable operation to safeguard the future of the game in England and are grateful to the England international playing group for their willingness to accept a reduction in fees over the next 12 months to support this,” External link

citizen Saturday, September 12, 2020 8:38:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "We are committed to ensuring the RFU runs a sustainable operation to safeguard the future of the game in England and are grateful to the England international playing group for their willingness to accept a reduction in fees over the next 12 months to support this," External link

yahoo-au Saturday, September 12, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "We are committed to ensuring the RFU runs a sustainable operation to safeguard the future of the game in England and are grateful to the England international playing group for their willingness to accept a reduction in fees over the next 12 months to support this," External link

afp-en Saturday, September 12, 2020 2:19:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "I would like to thank the players and the RPA for their strong co-operation and collaboration which has enabled us to reach this new agreement. " External link

icWales Saturday, September 12, 2020 2:05:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "I would like to thank the players and the RPA for their strong co-operation and collaboration which has enabled us to reach this new agreement. "This is a special squad of players and their appreciation and understanding of the difficulties being faced across the English game has led to this outcome. "We are committed to ensuring the RFU runs a sustainable operation to safeguard the future of the game in England and are grateful to the England international playing group for their willingness to accept a reduction in fees to support this" External link

bbc Saturday, September 12, 2020 1:01:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "The charges outlined today are outrageous," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, September 10, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "The charges outlined today are outrageous," External link

ABCnews Wednesday, September 9, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : “It’s very valuable to the farming sector and the ramifications would be a lot worse than people think,” External link

msn-uk Saturday, September 5, 2020 7:11:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "The number of fans able to attend, given social distancing requirements, will be significantly lower than normal and subject to final agreement from government," External link

trust2 Wednesday, September 2, 2020 12:52:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "livestock saleyard and on-farm auctions support the sale and purchase of large numbers of livestock and continue to be the primary price discovery route for many stock classes and in many market conditions. " External link

voxy Friday, August 21, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "If the autumn internationals go ahead, we will still lose something like 32m in revenue through to the end of the next financial year. "If the internationals go ahead but are behind closed doors, that will be a negative impact of 85m. If the games are cancelled entirely, that will be 107m on top of the 15m we have already lost" External link

bbc Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:30:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney expliqué : «Comme vous le savez, les défis financiers à long terme sont importants pour toute l'économie (...) Nous devons prendre des décisions difficiles sur là où nous continuons à investir mais aussi sur la taille et l'organisation appropriées à l'avenir» External link

la-croix Monday, July 6, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney wrote : “We are having to make difficult decisions on what we can continue to invest in as well as what is the right size and shape of our business for the future,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, July 6, 2020 6:19:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney added : “This will be a difficult process, but we will be consulting with colleagues in a fair way to completely remodel our business” External link

irishexaminer Monday, July 6, 2020 6:19:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney wrote : “We are having to make difficult decisions on what we can continue to invest in as well as what is the right size and shape of our business for the future,” External link

yorkpress Monday, July 6, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney added : “This will be a difficult process, but we will be consulting with colleagues in a fair way to completely remodel our business” External link

yorkpress Monday, July 6, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney wrote : “We are having to make difficult decisions on what we can continue to invest in as well as what is the right size and shape of our business for the future,” External link

worcesternews Monday, July 6, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney added : “This will be a difficult process, but we will be consulting with colleagues in a fair way to completely remodel our business” External link

worcesternews Monday, July 6, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "We are projecting a four to five year recovery with cumulative revenue reductions around 20%," "To ensure we have a sustainable RFU we have announced to colleagues that it is proposed that the total number of roles across the organisation will reduce by 139. "This will be a difficult process, but we will be consulting with colleagues in a fair way to completely remodel our business" External link

bbc Monday, July 6, 2020 4:47:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney wrote : "We are having to make difficult decisions on what we can continue to invest in as well as what is the right size and shape of our business for the future," External link

independent-ie Monday, July 6, 2020 4:34:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney added : "This will be a difficult process, but we will be consulting with colleagues in a fair way to completely remodel our business" External link

independent-ie Monday, July 6, 2020 4:34:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney added : "We have already made some significant cost savings. We furloughed 60 per cent of our organisation; implemented a three-month pay reduction which has been extended for some; introduced pension pauses; and refined business planning and introduced stadium and office running efficiencies to reduce costs. " External link

independent-ie Monday, July 6, 2020 4:34:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “As you will be aware the long-term financial challenges are significant for the whole economy,” External link

msn-uk Monday, July 6, 2020 4:10:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "As you will be aware the long-term financial challenges are significant for the whole economy. We like many rugby clubs rely on revenue from matches and events at Twickenham Stadium and we re-invest this revenue back into the game," External link

trust Monday, July 6, 2020 3:52:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney wrote : “We are having to make difficult decisions on what we can continue to invest in as well as what is the right size and shape of our business for the future,” External link

pressandjournal Monday, July 6, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney added : “This will be a difficult process, but we will be consulting with colleagues in a fair way to completely remodel our business” External link

pressandjournal Monday, July 6, 2020 3:37:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "As you will be aware the long-term financial challenges are significant for the whole economy," External link

heart Monday, July 6, 2020 3:26:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney disse : "Recentemente soubemos que estava escondida em uma residência magnífica em New Hampshire, onde continuava vivendo uma vida de privilégios, enquanto suas vítimas vivem com o trauma que lhes foi provocado há anos" External link

uol Friday, July 3, 2020 1:51:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : “I think that format (of three versus three) works quite well because it gives more meaning to the Six Nations matches earlier in the year,” External link

independent-ie Thursday, June 25, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “I think that format [of three versus three] works quite well because it gives more meaning to the Six Nations matches earlier in the year,” External link

icWales Thursday, June 25, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "We believe this is a unique opportunity to separate the club game and the international game," "It feels a bit like a 1995 moment [when rugby union went professional] when there is an opportunity to change some things that have plagued and challenged the game for a long time. "As with a lot of things in rugby there are a lot of different stakeholders and a lot of different interests involved and it was always going to be complex. "We are now going to the next phase, where there are two big issues: player welfare and more advanced financial modelling. I'm still optimistic we will make progress" External link

bbc Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "I used to sing it a lot in the 70s, I won't sing it anymore," External link

icWales Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:48:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney added : "The way to go about it is education and awareness. It's very difficult to ban a song when you've got 82,000 people in a stadium and you say you're not allowed to sing this song. " External link

icWales Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:48:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : "I used to sing it a lot in the 70s, I won't sing it anymore," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, June 24, 2020 10:26:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : "I used to sing it a lot in the 70s, I won't sing it anymore," External link

wsau Wednesday, June 24, 2020 9:06:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “The numbers are continuing to rise. We're just beginning to get some of the numbers out of some of the states and so this is a real outrage,” External link

kxxv Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:02:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “Without inspections, without the ombudsman being able to go in and find out what’s going on in the facilities, without family visits being allowed, there's been no accountability at all and if they give immunity to these nursing homes, there won’t ever be accountability,” “There will never be justice for families whose loved ones were treated poorly” External link

kxxv Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:02:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “The numbers are continuing to rise. We're just beginning to get some of the numbers out of some of the states and so this is a real outrage,” External link

abcactionnews Wednesday, June 24, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “Without inspections, without the ombudsman being able to go in and find out what’s going on in the facilities, without family visits being allowed, there's been no accountability at all and if they give immunity to these nursing homes, there won’t ever be accountability,” “There will never be justice for families whose loved ones were treated poorly” External link

abcactionnews Wednesday, June 24, 2020 12:37:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “The numbers are continuing to rise. We're just beginning to get some of the numbers out of some of the states and so this is a real outrage,” External link

newschannel5 Wednesday, June 24, 2020 12:19:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “Without inspections, without the ombudsman being able to go in and find out what’s going on in the facilities, without family visits being allowed, there's been no accountability at all and if they give immunity to these nursing homes, there won’t ever be accountability,” “There will never be justice for families whose loved ones were treated poorly” External link

newschannel5 Wednesday, June 24, 2020 12:19:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : "I used to sing it a lot in the 70s, I won't sing it anymore," External link

afp-en Tuesday, June 23, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney added : "It's very difficult to ban a song when you've got 82,000 people in a stadium and you say you're not allowed to sing this song. " External link

afp-en Tuesday, June 23, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "I used to sing it a lot in the 70s, I won't sing it anymore," External link

bbc Tuesday, June 23, 2020 8:04:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney added : "The way to go about it is education and awareness. It's very difficult to ban a song when you've got 82,000 people in a stadium and you say you're not allowed to sing this song. "If anything we think that might make it even more divisive because you'll get really strong points of view either side. So we think the way to go is education, awareness, understanding the origins of the song and you make a choice whether you think it's appropriate to sing it or not" External link

bbc Tuesday, June 23, 2020 8:04:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “I’m not sure optimistic is the right word,” External link

guardian Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : “I think this is a 1995 moment,” External link

southwalesargus Saturday, June 20, 2020 12:53:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : “I think this is a 1995 moment,” External link

pressandjournal Saturday, June 20, 2020 11:51:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : “I think this is a 1995 moment,” External link

thecourier Saturday, June 20, 2020 11:32:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “It really is a national emergency,” External link

wkbn Saturday, June 20, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We still have a long way to go to even understand what the scope of the problem is,” External link

wkbn Saturday, June 20, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “If there is immunity, then there’s just been no accountability at all for what’s been going on,” External link

wkbn Saturday, June 20, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “It really is a national emergency,” External link

wwlp Saturday, June 20, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We still have a long way to go to even understand what the scope of the problem is,” External link

wwlp Saturday, June 20, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “If there is immunity, then there’s just been no accountability at all for what’s been going on,” External link

wwlp Saturday, June 20, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney saying : "We need to do more to achieve diversity across all areas of the game, including administration. " External link

itv Friday, June 19, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney saying : "We need to do more to achieve diversity across all areas of the game, including administration. " External link

brisbanetimes Friday, June 19, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney saying : "We need to do more to achieve diversity across all areas of the game, including administration. " External link

theage Friday, June 19, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "We have undertaken some very good initiatives at the grassroots level to encourage more diverse participation. However, that in itself is not enough. " External link

yahoo-au Thursday, June 18, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "We have undertaken some very good initiatives at the grassroots level to encourage more diverse participation. However, that in itself is not enough. " External link

afp-en Thursday, June 18, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We have undertaken some very good initiatives at the grassroots level to encourage more diverse participation however, that in itself is not enough,” “We need to do more to achieve diversity across all areas of the game including administration” External link

guardian Thursday, June 18, 2020 4:43:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney replied : “It depends on who you have coming and ticket pricing. It is probably worth in the region of £3m a game and I believe we would be able to open catering facilities, as long as they were out of doors” External link

southwales-eveningpost Monday, June 8, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney replied : “It depends on who you have coming and ticket pricing. It is probably worth in the region of £3m a game and I believe we would be able to open catering facilities, as long as they were out of doors” External link

icWales Monday, June 8, 2020 4:11:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “The timing of the Six Nations is part of the conversation around the global calendar,” “If agreement can be reached as part of finishing off the 2019-20 season and then moving into the new campaign and it was the one landed on by everybody, it would be possible” External link

icWales Monday, June 8, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “If you are using two metres, you are talking about a four-metre distanced safe space,” External link

icWales Monday, June 8, 2020 12:11:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : "The rugby league one is interesting because I had heard continually that when they switched, they lost awareness and participation, but I spoke to them and they said it was the best thing they have done," External link

southwales-eveningpost Sunday, June 7, 2020 9:31:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney added : "We would not increase the stadium capacity at the risk of safety nor do anything contrary to government guidelines," "But we want clarity on whether the two-metre rule is absolutely essential or is one metre possible" External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, June 7, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney added : "We would not increase the stadium capacity at the risk of safety nor do anything contrary to government guidelines," "But we want clarity on whether the two-metre rule is absolutely essential or is one metre possible" External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, June 7, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney replied : “It depends on who you have coming and ticket pricing. It is probably worth in the region of £3m a game and I believe we would be able to open catering facilities, as long as they were out of doors” External link

businessday Sunday, June 7, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “The way it was pitched was that Beaumont represented the establishment and the traditional, fixed way of doing things and Pichot represented the fresher, younger, more innovative approach,” “We felt going into this period of change, and there will be change, having a degree of stability would help change; sometimes you do not want too much change to manage change” External link

businessday Sunday, June 7, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : "The rugby league one is interesting because I had heard continually that when they switched, they lost awareness and participation, but I spoke to them and they said it was the best thing they have done," External link

icWales Sunday, June 7, 2020 12:15:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney replied : "It depends on who you have coming and ticket pricing. " External link

news24 Sunday, June 7, 2020 8:43:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "The way it was pitched was that Bill Beaumont represented the establishment and the traditional, fixed way of doing things and Gus Pichot represented the fresher, younger more innovative approach," "We felt going into this period of change, and there will be change, having a degree of stability would help change; sometimes you do not want too much change to manage change" External link

news24 Sunday, June 7, 2020 8:43:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “The Rugby League one is interesting because I had heard continually that when they switched they lost awareness and participation, but I spoke to them and they said it was the best thing they have ever done,” “Their regret was that they did not do it sooner. It is one of the ones where you have to drill into the facts and have a balanced discussion about it, making a decision that is in the best interests of the game” External link

oxfordtimes Sunday, June 7, 2020 5:23:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "He is claiming that he has been assaulted," External link

CBC Sunday, June 7, 2020 4:42:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “The Rugby League one is interesting because I had heard continually that when they switched they lost awareness and participation, but I spoke to them and they said it was the best thing they have ever done,” “Their regret was that they did not do it sooner. It is one of the ones where you have to drill into the facts and have a balanced discussion about it, making a decision that is in the best interests of the game” External link

newsandstar Sunday, June 7, 2020 4:09:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney replied : "It depends on who you have coming and ticket pricing. " External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, June 7, 2020 3:56:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "The way it was pitched was that Bill Beaumont represented the establishment and the traditional, fixed way of doing things and Gus Pichot represented the fresher, younger more innovative approach," "We felt going into this period of change, and there will be change, having a degree of stability would help change; sometimes you do not want too much change to manage change" External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, June 7, 2020 3:56:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney replied : "It depends on who you have coming and ticket pricing. " External link

ibtimes Sunday, June 7, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "The way it was pitched was that Bill Beaumont represented the establishment and the traditional, fixed way of doing things and Gus Pichot represented the fresher, younger more innovative approach," "We felt going into this period of change, and there will be change, having a degree of stability would help change; sometimes you do not want too much change to manage change" External link

ibtimes Sunday, June 7, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “The Rugby League one is interesting because I had heard continually that when they switched they lost awareness and participation, but I spoke to them and they said it was the best thing they have ever done,” “Their regret was that they did not do it sooner. It is one of the ones where you have to drill into the facts and have a balanced discussion about it, making a decision that is in the best interests of the game” External link

southwalesargus Sunday, June 7, 2020 3:02:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “The Rugby League one is interesting because I had heard continually that when they switched they lost awareness and participation, but I spoke to them and they said it was the best thing they have ever done,” “Their regret was that they did not do it sooner. It is one of the ones where you have to drill into the facts and have a balanced discussion about it, making a decision that is in the best interests of the game” External link

worcesternews Sunday, June 7, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney replied : "It depends on who you have coming and ticket pricing. " External link

afp-english Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "The way it was pitched was that Bill Beaumont represented the establishment and the traditional, fixed way of doing things and Gus Pichot represented the fresher, younger more innovative approach," "We felt going into this period of change, and there will be change, having a degree of stability would help change; sometimes you do not want too much change to manage change" External link

afp-english Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney replied : "It depends on who you have coming and ticket pricing. " External link

yahoo-au Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "The way it was pitched was that Bill Beaumont represented the establishment and the traditional, fixed way of doing things and Gus Pichot represented the fresher, younger more innovative approach," "We felt going into this period of change, and there will be change, having a degree of stability would help change; sometimes you do not want too much change to manage change" External link

yahoo-au Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney replied : “It depends on who you have coming and ticket pricing. It is probably worth in the region of £3m a game and I believe we would be able to open catering facilities, as long as they were out of doors” External link

guardian Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “The timing of the Six Nations is part of the conversation around the global calendar,” “If agreement can be reached as part of finishing off the 2019-20 season and then moving into the new campaign and it was the one landed on by everybody, it would be possible. It has to be tailored to the needs of each individual union” External link

guardian Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney replied : "It depends on who you have coming and ticket pricing. " External link

afp-en Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:09:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "The way it was pitched was that Bill Beaumont represented the establishment and the traditional, fixed way of doing things and Gus Pichot represented the fresher, younger more innovative approach," "We felt going into this period of change, and there will be change, having a degree of stability would help change; sometimes you do not want too much change to manage change" External link

afp-en Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:09:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “The Rugby League one is interesting because I had heard continually that when they switched they lost awareness and participation, but I spoke to them and they said it was the best thing they have ever done,” “Their regret was that they did not do it sooner. It is one of the ones where you have to drill into the facts and have a balanced discussion about it, making a decision that is in the best interests of the game” External link

thecourier Sunday, June 7, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney saying : “There’s another option of possibly bringing in additional invitational sides. It’s an opportunity to be creative and maybe create some type of festival of rugby” External link

icWales Saturday, June 6, 2020 1:43:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney adds : “That is one of the topics we have got to resolve,” External link

independent-UK Friday, June 5, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney explained : “In terms of northern hemisphere options, you’ve got the option of a straightforward home and away (Six Nations), you’ve got the option of a competition with just Six Nations teams and you’ve got the other option of Six Nations teams possibly with bringing in additional invitational sides to play as part of that competition structure. So we’re looking at those three. "It’s a bit early to say at this stage. It’s an opportunity to be creative in terms of what you can do with that. We also see the possibility here… I’m assuming that come the autumn, rugby fans will be really keen to enjoy getting back to normality and getting back to watching rugby again and it’s an opportunity for us to maybe create some type of festival of rugby to celebrate what the game’s about, it’s values and it gives you the opportunity to create something maybe different” External link

independent-UK Friday, June 5, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : "We are all facing really challenging situations," External link

irishsun Friday, June 5, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "You need that recognition that 2020 is an exceptional year and we have to sit around a table and find compromises that work for both sides," External link

irishsun Friday, June 5, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "In terms of the global calendar, you can't approach this topic unless you include every single component in there, so the conversations around the global calendar have included the Lions," External link

irishsun Friday, June 5, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "One of the learnings we gained fairly early on is that this is not a 12-month bump in the road and a return to normality very quickly," External link

japantoday Friday, June 5, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "You need that recognition that 2020 is an exceptional year and we have to sit around a table and find compromises that work for both sides," External link

afp-english Friday, June 5, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "You need that recognition that 2020 is an exceptional year and we have to sit around a table and find compromises that work for both sides," External link

yahoo-au Friday, June 5, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : "We are all facing really challenging situations," External link

afp-en Friday, June 5, 2020 12:53:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "You need that recognition that 2020 is an exceptional year and we have to sit around a table and find compromises that work for both sides," External link

afp-en Friday, June 5, 2020 12:53:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "In terms of the global calendar, you can't approach this topic unless you include every single component in there, so the conversations around the global calendar have included the Lions," External link

afp-en Friday, June 5, 2020 12:53:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “The Six Nations is a very special tournament,” External link

chesterfirst Friday, June 5, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “You would need that spirit of harmony,” External link

chesterfirst Friday, June 5, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “Clearly we need to cut costs but we’re also looking at ways where we can share risk in that, so when things bounce back, how does that work and so on,” “We’re in the middle of that conversation and that’s an ongoing process” External link

chesterfirst Friday, June 5, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "The preference from both the north and the south is that the original programme will go ahead," External link

independent-ie Thursday, June 4, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “The preference from both the north and the south is that the original programme will go ahead,” “But of course that’s driven a lot by international travel restrictions so both (the north and south) are developing back-up contingency plans” External link

thecourier Thursday, June 4, 2020 9:24:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “The preference from both the north and the south is that the original programme will go ahead,” “But of course that’s driven a lot by international travel restrictions so both (the north and south) are developing back-up contingency plans” External link

chesterfirst Thursday, June 4, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We have run the numbers so we have a sense of what that does,” External link

eagletribune Thursday, June 4, 2020 7:40:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “The preference from both the north and the south is that the original programme will go ahead,” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, June 4, 2020 6:56:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “This is not a 12-month bump in the road,” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, June 4, 2020 6:56:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "One of the learnings we gained fairly early on is that this is not a 12-month bump in the road and a return to normality very quickly," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, June 4, 2020 6:41:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “The preference from both the north and the south is that the original programme will go ahead,” External link

chesterfirst Thursday, June 4, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “This is not a 12-month bump in the road,” External link

chesterfirst Thursday, June 4, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “A great amount of work has been undertaken since rugby was suspended in March to align the various stages of social distancing announced by the government with our decision making focused on the best interests of players, volunteers and clubs,” External link

independent-UK Thursday, June 4, 2020 3:31:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "If the autumn internationals go ahead, which are key for us, we will still lose £32million in revenue," "If they go ahead behind closed doors, that is a negative impact of £85m and if they are cancelled entirely that will be £107m on top of the £15m we have already lost. A very significant loss of revenue" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, May 8, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney warned : “We would be looking at some very severe situations,” External link

newsandstar Wednesday, May 6, 2020 3:39:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : “At the moment, the assumptions are that the remaining games in the Six Nations can be played in October and November and we are still aiming toward that scenario,” External link

samoaobserver Wednesday, May 6, 2020 3:25:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney added : “We have worked with World Rugby and the Six Nations, and the intention is to schedule those in October and November” External link

samoaobserver Wednesday, May 6, 2020 3:25:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “It will not be a short-term issue,” External link

samoaobserver Wednesday, May 6, 2020 3:25:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : "If this were to go into summer of next year, with no November internationals, and if the Six Nations was affected, it would have a catastrophic impact on the game in England," External link

newshub Wednesday, May 6, 2020 12:27:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : "If this were to go into summer of next year, with no November internationals, and if the Six Nations was affected, it would have a catastrophic impact on the game in England," External link

newshub Tuesday, May 5, 2020 10:30:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney warned : “We would be looking at some very severe situations,” External link

yorkpress Tuesday, May 5, 2020 9:44:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney warned : “We would be looking at some very severe situations,” External link

worcesternews Tuesday, May 5, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “That would be catastrophic, 85 per cent of our income comes form hosting men’s international games at Twickenham,” External link

icWales Tuesday, May 5, 2020 8:47:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney warned : “We would be looking at some very severe situations,” External link

thecourier Tuesday, May 5, 2020 7:22:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney warned : “We would be looking at some very severe situations,” External link

chesterfirst Tuesday, May 5, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “Our financial model is strong. Owning Twickenham is good for us and we are not spending money that we don’t have to spend,” External link

yorkpress Tuesday, May 5, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “Our financial model is strong. Owning Twickenham is good for us and we are not spending money that we don’t have to spend,” External link

worcesternews Tuesday, May 5, 2020 5:44:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : "Eighty-five percent of our revenues come from hosting men's internationals at Twickenham," External link

nation-ke Tuesday, May 5, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : “If this were to go into summer of next year, with no November internationals, and if the Six Nations was affected, it would have a catastrophic affect on the game in England,” External link

businessday Tuesday, May 5, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “Our financial model is strong. Owning Twickenham is good for us and we are not spending money that we don’t have to spend,” External link

thecourier Tuesday, May 5, 2020 4:06:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : "Eighty-five percent of our revenues come from hosting men's internationals at Twickenham," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, May 5, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “It will not be a short-term issue,” External link

seattlepi Tuesday, May 5, 2020 3:26:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : “At the moment, the assumptions are that the remaining games in the Six Nations can be played in October and November and we are still aiming toward that scenario,” External link

680news Tuesday, May 5, 2020 3:15:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney added : “We have worked with World Rugby and the Six Nations, and the intention is to schedule those in October and November” External link

680news Tuesday, May 5, 2020 3:15:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “It will not be a short-term issue,” External link

680news Tuesday, May 5, 2020 3:15:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : "If this were to go into summer of next year, with no November internationals, and if the Six Nations was affected, it would have a catastrophic impact on the game in England," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, May 5, 2020 3:04:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : "That would be catastrophic, 85pc of our income comes from hosting men’s international games at Twickenham," External link

independent-ie Tuesday, May 5, 2020 2:50:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : "We are looking at things now in terms of all bets are off, and a blank sheet of paper," External link

southwales-eveningpost Tuesday, May 5, 2020 9:41:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We want to make sure there is an ability for family members to virtually visit with their loved ones to be able to see them on video make sure that they're safe,” “And also, to make sure that the staff and their residents of those nursing homes have the PPE that they need” External link

koaa Friday, April 24, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We want to make sure there is an ability for family members to virtually visit with their loved ones to be able to see them on video make sure that they're safe,” “And also, to make sure that the staff and their residents of those nursing homes have the PPE that they need” External link

abcactionnews Thursday, April 23, 2020 11:10:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We want to make sure there is an ability for family members to virtually visit with their loved ones to be able to see them on video make sure that they're safe,” “And also, to make sure that the staff and their residents of those nursing homes have the PPE that they need” External link

kxxv Thursday, April 23, 2020 11:09:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We want to make sure there is an ability for family members to virtually visit with their loved ones to be able to see them on video make sure that they're safe,” “And also, to make sure that the staff and their residents of those nursing homes have the PPE that they need” External link

newschannel5 Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:56:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney explained : “Every American whose income is below $75,000 per person or $150,000 for a couple will receive the full amount which is $1,200 individual or $2,400 for a couple,” External link

nbcdfw Thursday, April 23, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney added : “People who receive Social Security, Social Security Disability, SSI or Veterans will receive those payments automatically,” “They don’t have to fill out any additional paperwork or forms if they don’t have to file a tax return usually” External link

nbcdfw Thursday, April 23, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney added : “We expect that the payments will be going to people who receive Social Security very very soon,” “All they need to do is wait for the payment to come to their bank account. If they are curious, they can go to IRS.gov and look for that information” External link

nbcdfw Thursday, April 23, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We do want to make sure people understand there are also a lot of scammers out there who will try to steal your money. They are really looking for easy targets. Please be careful,” “The IRS will never call you asking for your bank account information. None of these people will call you on the phone saying they will help you get your stimulus check faster. Please be patient. Please look at the IRS website and don’t fall for those scams” External link

nbcdfw Thursday, April 23, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "The RFU is pleased to be able to support the COVID-19 drive-through testing programme at Twickenham Stadium for NHS and other key workers. " External link

newshub Monday, April 20, 2020 9:50:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "The assumption is that the (November) games will go ahead," External link

irishmirror Saturday, April 11, 2020 9:01:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "They’d rather host - they make more money when they host - then we’d come back up and play our autumn series," External link

irishmirror Saturday, April 11, 2020 9:01:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : “The assumption is that the (November) games will go ahead. We’re in regular contact with (the Southern Hemisphere unions) – talking two or three times a week,” External link

herald-ie Saturday, April 11, 2020 7:26:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We’re looking at a range of different contingencies,” External link

japantoday Saturday, April 11, 2020 4:52:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : "We could possibly go there in October," External link

nampa Friday, April 10, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “You’d probably say it’s a strong possibility but it’s slightly different for the Olympics,” External link

independent-UK Monday, April 6, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “What’s come out of this is an agreement between all the unions north and south (hemisphere) and World Rugby to really start with a blank sheet of paper,” External link

gulf-times Saturday, April 4, 2020 2:37:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "What's come out of this is an agreement between all the unions - north and south (hemisphere) and World Rugby to really start with a blank sheet of paper," External link

southwalesargus Friday, April 3, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "I really do believe that coming out of this you will see a different structure and a different shape," External link

bbc Friday, April 3, 2020 4:21:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney told : "What's coming out of this is another level of co-operation and collaboration that is going on," External link

bbc Friday, April 3, 2020 4:21:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “What’s come out of this is an agreement between all the unions north and south (hemisphere) and World Rugby to really start with a blank sheet of paper,” External link

irishexaminer Friday, April 3, 2020 2:24:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We are in regular dialogue with World Rugby,” “It’s a bit too early to say” External link

samoaobserver Friday, April 3, 2020 11:33:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “The relationship between the north and the south has probably never been better,” External link

samoaobserver Friday, April 3, 2020 11:33:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “It’s in no one’s interest,” External link

samoaobserver Friday, April 3, 2020 11:33:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “There is a final phase in our reaction to this crisis and it’s a reboot phase,” External link

samoaobserver Friday, April 3, 2020 11:33:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "What's come out of this is an agreement between all the unions - north and south (hemisphere) and World Rugby to really start with a blank sheet of paper," External link

icWales Friday, April 3, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We are in constant conversation with them,” External link

icWales Friday, April 3, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "What's come out of this is an agreement between all the unions -- north and south (hemisphere) and World Rugby to really start with a blank sheet of paper," External link

afp-english Friday, April 3, 2020 5:09:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "What's come out of this is an agreement between all the unions -- north and south (hemisphere) and World Rugby to really start with a blank sheet of paper," External link

yahoo-au Friday, April 3, 2020 4:53:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “What’s come out of this is an agreement between all the unions north and south (hemisphere) and World Rugby to really start with a blank sheet of paper,” External link

southwalesargus Friday, April 3, 2020 3:54:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “The relationship between the north and the south has probably never been better,” External link

macaudailytimes Friday, April 3, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “It’s in no one’s interest,” External link

macaudailytimes Friday, April 3, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “There is a final phase in our reaction to this crisis and it’s a reboot phase,” External link

macaudailytimes Friday, April 3, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “What’s come out of this is an agreement between all the unions north and south (hemisphere) and World Rugby to really start with a blank sheet of paper,” External link

oxfordtimes Friday, April 3, 2020 3:01:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “What’s come out of this is an agreement between all the unions north and south (hemisphere) and World Rugby to really start with a blank sheet of paper,” External link

newsandstar Friday, April 3, 2020 2:11:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “His record since joining speaks for itself and he has proven why he is one of the best coaches in world rugby,” External link

japantoday Friday, April 3, 2020 2:10:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “The relationship between the north and the south has probably never been better,” External link

japantoday Friday, April 3, 2020 2:10:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “It’s in no one’s interest,” External link

japantoday Friday, April 3, 2020 2:10:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “There is a final phase in our reaction to this crisis and it’s a reboot phase,” External link

japantoday Friday, April 3, 2020 2:10:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “What’s come out of this is an agreement between all the unions north and south (hemisphere) and World Rugby to really start with a blank sheet of paper,” External link

thecourier Friday, April 3, 2020 1:50:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We have announced the extension a few weeks later than planned as our focus was diverted to support the English rugby community during this difficult time, we are now turning our attention to developing plans to support the rebooting of rugby and a winning England team will provide a vital role in that,” External link

gulf-times Friday, April 3, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney added ( about Eddie Jones ) : “We reached an understanding soon after returning from Japan but there were some things that we wanted to make sure worked for both sides,” “We have announced Eddie’s contract extension a few weeks later than planned as our focus was diverted to support the English rugby community during this difficult time. We are now turning our attention to developing plans to support the rebooting of rugby and a winning England team will provide a vital role in that” External link

thestarkenya Friday, April 3, 2020 1:24:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “What’s come out of this is an agreement between all the unions north and south (hemisphere) and World Rugby to really start with a blank sheet of paper,” External link

worcesternews Friday, April 3, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “What’s come out of this is an agreement between all the unions north and south (hemisphere) and World Rugby to really start with a blank sheet of paper,” External link

chesterfirst Friday, April 3, 2020 12:31:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "We manage it, we talk about it and we are OK with it," External link

bbc Thursday, April 2, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney told ( about Eddie Jones ) : "You get a total package with Eddie, don't you?" External link

bbc Thursday, April 2, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney explained ( about Eddie Jones ) : "We were probably not going to announce until things had hopefully died down a bit," "But we felt it was appropriate to be open and transparent and clarify the situation. We knew there were going to be questions raised about Eddie, and we think this is an opportunity to draw a line under that and move forward. "All the things we are doing in terms of pay reduction, furloughing, cuts, and savings, we are doing that to keep the RFU family intact" External link

bbc Thursday, April 2, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “The relationship between the north and the south has probably never been better,” External link

firstpost Thursday, April 2, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “It’s in no one’s interest,” External link

firstpost Thursday, April 2, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “There is a final phase in our reaction to this crisis and it’s a reboot phase,” External link

firstpost Thursday, April 2, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “Eddie was our first choice, he’s always has been our first choice… His record since joining speaks for itself and he has proven why he is one of the best coaches in world rugby,” External link

zbc Thursday, April 2, 2020 4:46:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney saying : “We expect to be able to make a decision on that towards the end of April” External link

zbc Thursday, April 2, 2020 4:46:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "Eddie was our first choice, he's always has been our first choice... His record since joining speaks for itself and he has proven why he is one of the best coaches in world rugby," External link

afp-english Thursday, April 2, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney saying : "We expect to be able to make a decision on that towards the end of April" External link

afp-english Thursday, April 2, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said ( about Eddie Jones ) : "Eddie was our first choice, he's always has been our first choice... His record since joining speaks for itself and he has proven why he is one of the best coaches in world rugby," External link

afp-en Thursday, April 2, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney saying : "We expect to be able to make a decision on that towards the end of April" External link

afp-en Thursday, April 2, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney added : "My thoughts and those of all of us at the RFU are with everyone impacted by COVID-19, both across the country at large but also within our own rugby union community. " External link

icWales Thursday, April 2, 2020 12:21:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We reached an understanding soon after returning from Japan but there were some things that we wanted to make sure worked for both sides,” External link

independent-UK Thursday, April 2, 2020 12:19:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney added : "We are delighted that Eddie will continue as head coach to run England's campaign to take us to the 2023 Rugby World Cup. His record since joining speaks for itself and he has proven why he is one of the best coaches in world rugby," External link

afp-english Thursday, April 2, 2020 12:14:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney added ( about Eddie Jones ) : "We reached an understanding soon after returning from Japan but there were some things that we wanted to make sure worked for both sides," "We have announced Eddie's contract extension a few weeks later than planned as our focus was diverted to support the English rugby community during this difficult time. We are now turning our attention to developing plans to support the rebooting of rugby and a winning England team will provide a vital role in that" External link

bbc Thursday, April 2, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney added ( about Eddie Jones ) : "Eddie is overseas at present and when I contacted him regarding our executive pay reduction proposals, he immediately agreed (to take a pay cut)" External link

japantoday Friday, March 27, 2020 1:39:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said ( about Eddie Jones ) : “Eddie is overseas at present and when I contacted him regarding our executive pay reduction proposals he immediately agreed,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said ( about Eddie Jones ) : “Eddie is overseas at present and when I contacted him regarding our executive pay reduction proposals he immediately agreed,” External link

pressandjournal Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:30:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said ( about Eddie Jones ) : “Eddie is overseas at present and when I contacted him regarding our executive pay reduction proposals he immediately agreed,” External link

yorkpress Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said ( about Eddie Jones ) : “Eddie is overseas at present and when I contacted him regarding our Executive pay reduction proposals he immediately agreed” External link

themirror Thursday, March 26, 2020 9:44:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney added : "Significant progress has been made on the process for considering the implications of ending the season early," External link

heart Thursday, March 26, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "When we do not stage matches and events we do not generate revenue," "The RFU's biggest asset is also a major cost and the closure of Twickenham Stadium has a significant impact on the revenues we can generate to reinvest back into the game" External link

bbc Thursday, March 26, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney added ( about Eddie Jones ) : "Eddie is overseas at present and when I contacted him regarding our executive pay reduction proposals he immediately agreed (to take a pay cut)" External link

afp-english Thursday, March 26, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney added ( about Eddie Jones ) : "Eddie is overseas at present and when I contacted him regarding our executive pay reduction proposals he immediately agreed (to take a pay cut)" External link

afp-en Thursday, March 26, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We will be providing more details on this financial package in the coming week,” “We will also be issuing regular club recovery updates, with practical advice on how government grants can be accessed as well as other business management advice” External link

cambridge-news Thursday, March 26, 2020 3:12:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “Significant progress has been made on the process for considering the implications of ending the season early,” External link

cambridge-news Thursday, March 26, 2020 3:12:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "No one can predict every possible outcome of the COVID-19 outbreak particularly with regard to the duration of this crisis and we are managing in the unknown," "We have modelled three potential scenarios and are working on an assumption based on a medium-term impact with a view to a return to rugby in the autumn" External link

japantoday Thursday, March 26, 2020 2:11:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "My thoughts and those of all of us at the RFU continue to be with everyone impacted by the difficult and exceptional situation we are all facing, both across the country and within our own rugby union community," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, March 26, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "We have modelled three potential scenarios and are working on an assumption based on a medium-term impact with a view to a return to rugby in the autumn," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, March 26, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "The RFU executive team will be taking a cut in remuneration in excess of 25per cent. In addition, combined board fees will be reduced by 75per cent," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, March 26, 2020 12:52:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney added : "Significant progress has been made on the process for considering the implications of ending the season early," "We will ensure a fair and balanced outcome for the game and are now committed to update on this by the middle of April" External link

afp-english Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:38:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney added : "Significant progress has been made on the process for considering the implications of ending the season early," "We will ensure a fair and balanced outcome for the game and are now committed to update on this by the middle of April" External link

afp-en Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “Our business model is similar to most rugby clubs we earn revenue from events on and off the field and we invest that back into the game,” External link

thecourier Friday, March 20, 2020 5:55:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We are working through the implications of ending the season early and have instigated a thorough process to ensure fair and balanced outcomes for the game,” “We will communicate these outcomes by the middle of April. While we would like to provide all the answers now, we need some time to get it right for the best interests of the game” External link

thecourier Friday, March 20, 2020 5:55:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "We are working through the implications of ending the season early and have instigated a thorough process to ensure fair and balanced outcomes for the game," External link

khaleejtimes Friday, March 20, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "In this extraordinary situation, we are working through a range of potential financial scenarios dependent mainly on the length of this crisis," External link

khaleejtimes Friday, March 20, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “Our business model is similar to most rugby clubs we earn revenue from events on and off the field and we invest that back into the game,” External link

pressandjournal Friday, March 20, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We are working through the implications of ending the season early and have instigated a thorough process to ensure fair and balanced outcomes for the game,” “We will communicate these outcomes by the middle of April. While we would like to provide all the answers now, we need some time to get it right for the best interests of the game” External link

pressandjournal Friday, March 20, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "When the current government advice on social distancing measures changes, we will naturally encourage rugby training and friendlies to recommence," External link

maidenhead-advertiser Friday, March 20, 2020 4:47:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney concluded : "In recent days we have all been inspired by the many stories across the rugby family working together to support those who are the most vulnerable in their community this encapsulates the unique spirit of rugby. I am confident that this spirit and resilience during these tough times will ensure we will come through this together and emerge stronger" External link

maidenhead-advertiser Friday, March 20, 2020 4:47:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “Our business model is similar to most rugby clubs we earn revenue from events on and off the field and we invest that back into the game,” External link

chesterfirst Friday, March 20, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We are working through the implications of ending the season early and have instigated a thorough process to ensure fair and balanced outcomes for the game,” “We will communicate these outcomes by the middle of April. While we would like to provide all the answers now, we need some time to get it right for the best interests of the game” External link

chesterfirst Friday, March 20, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We are working through the implications of ending the season early and have instigated a thorough process to ensure fair and balanced outcomes for the game,” External link

tribtown Friday, March 20, 2020 4:18:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “In this extraordinary situation, we are working through a range of potential financial scenarios dependent mainly on the length of this crisis,” External link

tribtown Friday, March 20, 2020 4:18:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We benefit from strong Twickenham stadium revenues but we are also exposed if there is widespread cancellation of games and events,” External link

pressandjournal Friday, March 20, 2020 2:59:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "We are working through the implications of ending the season early and have instigated a thorough process to ensure fair and balanced outcomes for the game. " External link

maitlandmercury Friday, March 20, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "We benefit from strong Twickenham stadium revenues but we are also exposed if there is widespread cancellation of games and events," External link

maitlandmercury Friday, March 20, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We benefit from strong Twickenham stadium revenues but we are also exposed if there is widespread cancellation of games and events,” External link

thecourier Friday, March 20, 2020 2:48:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney wrote : “We are working through the implications of ending the season early and have instigated a thorough process to ensure fair and balanced outcomes for the game,” External link

themirror Friday, March 20, 2020 2:41:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "We are working through the implications of ending the season early and have instigated a thorough process to ensure fair and balanced outcomes for the game. " External link

afp-en Friday, March 20, 2020 2:13:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “We benefit from strong Twickenham stadium revenues but we are also exposed if there is widespread cancellation of games and events,” External link

chesterfirst Friday, March 20, 2020 2:13:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “Eddie and the RFU regret any implication that Ben O’Keeffe was biased in his decision making,” External link

chesterfirst Monday, March 16, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said ( about Eddie Jones ) : "We have discussed with... Eddie Jones the nature of the comments he made to the media... and have made it clear that such comments are not in line with the values of the sport or the RFU," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, March 12, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “Eddie and the RFU regret any implication that Ben O’Keeffe was biased in his decision making,” External link

thecourier Thursday, March 12, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "The RFU does not condone comments that undermine the integrity of match officials, who are central to the sport and its values," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, March 12, 2020 7:25:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "Eddie and the RFU regret any implication that Ben O'Keeffe was biased in his decision making," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, March 12, 2020 7:25:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "We understand the decision to postpone all three England matches against Italy taken in the interests of overall public health," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, March 5, 2020 10:46:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "We understand the decision to postpone all three England matches against Italy taken in the interests of overall public health," External link

afp-english Thursday, March 5, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "We understand the decision to postpone all three England matches against Italy taken in the interests of overall public health," External link

afp-english Thursday, March 5, 2020 6:33:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "We listened to feedback from the clubs and wanted to find a funding solution that would lessen the impact for the 2020/21 season," External link

irishsun Saturday, February 22, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : "We listened to feedback from the clubs and wanted to find a funding solution that would lessen the impact for the 2020/21 season," External link

afp-en Friday, February 21, 2020 10:35:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney dit : «C'est absolument unique. Il n'y a rien eu de comparable dans l'histoire politique américaine» External link

lessentiel-lu-fr Sunday, February 16, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney notes : "In the United States, a candidate can spend his or her own funds. And there's no restriction on that," "The ultimate in all of this is the voters. There are plenty of examples of very wealthy people who spent millions of dollars and lose because the voters don't agree" External link

dhakatribune Friday, February 14, 2020 8:33:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney afirma : "Nos Estados Unidos, um candidato pode gastar seus próprios recursos. E não há restrições para isso" External link

uol Friday, February 14, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney afirma : "Nos Estados Unidos, um candidato pode gastar seus próprios recursos. E não há restrições para isso" External link

em Friday, February 14, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney notes : "In the United States, a candidate can spend his or her own funds. And there's no restriction on that," "The ultimate in all of this is the voters. There are plenty of examples of very wealthy people who spent millions of dollars and lose because the voters don't agree" External link

timesofindia Friday, February 14, 2020 11:51:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney notes : "In the United States, a candidate can spend his or her own funds. And there's no restriction on that," "The ultimate in all of this is the voters. There are plenty of examples of very wealthy people who spent millions of dollars and lose because the voters don't agree" External link

nation-ke Friday, February 14, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney notes : “In the United States, a candidate can spend his or her own funds. And there's no restriction on that,” “The ultimate in all of this is the voters. There are plenty of examples of very wealthy people who spent millions of dollars and lose because the voters don't agree” External link

themalaymailonline Friday, February 14, 2020 7:32:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney notes : "In the United States, a candidate can spend his or her own funds. And there's no restriction on that," "The ultimate in all of this is the voters. There are plenty of examples of very wealthy people who spent millions of dollars and lose because the voters don't agree" External link

news-yahoo Friday, February 14, 2020 5:08:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney notes : "In the United States, a candidate can spend his or her own funds. And there's no restriction on that," "The ultimate in all of this is the voters. There are plenty of examples of very wealthy people who spent millions of dollars and lose because the voters don't agree" External link

afp-en Friday, February 14, 2020 4:58:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney souligne : «Aux Etats-Unis, un candidat peut dépenser sans restriction son propre argent dans une campagne» «Mais au final, tout revient aux électeurs. Il y a de nombreux exemples de gens très riches qui dépensent des millions de dollars et perdent» External link

la-croix Thursday, February 13, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney souligne : "Aux Etats-Unis, un candidat peut dépenser sans restriction son propre argent dans une campagne" "Mais au final, tout revient aux électeurs. Il y a de nombreux exemples de gens très riches qui dépensent des millions de dollars et perdent" External link

LePoint Thursday, February 13, 2020 9:50:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney said : “The gateway is still open for clubs to get into the Premiership if they have the necessary financial resources and meet the minimum standards required,” External link

japantoday Thursday, February 13, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Bill Sweeney declarou : “Não tenho qualquer indicação de que uma célula [terrorista] esteja operacional na área ou na cidade” External link

observador Tuesday, September 20, 2016 1:47:00 PM EAT

Bill Sweeney declarou : "Não tenho qualquer indicação de que uma célula [terrorista] esteja operacional na área ou na cidade" External link

jn Tuesday, September 20, 2016 4:15:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
chief executive19.27%EN10/27/201727/10/2017
executive11.01%EN10/27/201727/10/2017
british olympic association chief executive6.42%EN10/27/201727/10/2017
olympic association chief executive5.05%EN10/27/201727/10/2017
chief5.05%EN10/26/201726/10/2017
commissioner0.46%EN03/09/201709/03/2017
ceo3.67%EN11/12/201612/11/2016
agent4.13%EN09/23/201623/09/2016
fbi agent3.67%EN09/20/201620/09/2016
assistant director16.51%EN09/19/201619/09/2016
director9.63%EN09/19/201619/09/2016
deputy director0.92%EN09/19/201619/09/2016
professor of music0.46%EN08/26/201626/08/2016
chief executive of british olympic association2.29%EN08/25/201625/08/2016
british olympic association ceo3.67%EN08/22/201622/08/2016
olympic association chief1.83%EN08/22/201622/08/2016
british olympic association chief1.83%EN08/22/201622/08/2016
presidente0.92%PT08/22/201622/08/2016
olympic association chief executive officer0.92%EN08/17/201617/08/2016
british olympic association chief executive officer0.92%EN08/17/201617/08/2016
officer0.46%EN08/17/201617/08/2016
chief executive officer0.46%EN08/17/201617/08/2016
commissioners0.46%EN07/06/200706/07/2007
Names Lang Count
Bill SweeneyEN89.50%
Bill SweeneyPT9.94%
Bill SweeneyES0.55%


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