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Mitsubishi pulls out of rugby deal

Mitsubishi Motors UK has today announced that it will not be continuing its sponsorship partnership with Bristol Rugby Club after the end of the 2004/2005 season.

Jim Tyrrell, managing director of Mitsubishi Motors UK, says: "After four great years with the club we have decided to step down as primary sponsors when the current contract expires at the end of July.

"We have been extremely proud of our association with Bristol and feel that now is the right time to hand over the reins to a new sponsor."

It is understood that the club are already in the last stages of talks with a new sponsor.

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