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Rugby union - 24 Apr 2009 - Television
Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU) today announced a number of enhancements in the television broadcast for the 2009 HSBC Asian Five Nations, the tournament which involves Asia’s top five rugby teams; Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Kazakhstan and Singapore, and kicks off on Saturday April 25th.
Rugby union - 25 Apr 2008 - Television
Eurosport has acquired the rights to broadcast the 2008 HSBC Asian Five Nations (A5N), a newly formed rugby tournament featuring five 15-a-side Asian teams. 
Rugby union - 24 Oct 2007
Eurosport 2, the new generation sports channel, will broadcast LIVE coverage throughout the entire season of the TOP 14 from 26 October 2007 to 28 June 2008, on Fridays in prime time, in all Eurosport 2’s territories, except France.
Rugby union - 04 Sep 2007
Exclusively on Yahoo! Eurosport, rugby’s first global icon Jonah Lomu, arguably one of the most influential and inspirational players in the history of rugby, will be online direct with sports fans every day throughout the 2007 Rugby World Cup. 
Rugby union - 24 Aug 2007
Host broadcaster TVH calls on GlobeCast for end-to-end SD and HD contribution services.
Rugby union - 13 Jun 2007
On the eve of the Rugby World Cup 2007, the finest collection of rugby legends ever assembled will gather together to celebrate 20 years of Rugby World Cup history at The Rugby reUnion.
Rugby union - 02 Nov 2006
Rugby World Cup Limited has begun the tender process for a Broadband Subscription Services provider for the IRB Rugby World Cup 2007.
Rugby union - 08 Jun 2006
The International Rugby Board (IRB) has relaunched its main website <A href="http://www.irb.com">www.irb.com</A>, offering enhanced results, news and rankings functionality, plus improved information on its member unions.
Rugby union - 07 Apr 2006
6 April 2006. Today in Paris Rugby World Cup Limited and the Organising Committee launched the second phase of the public ticket sales programme for RWC 2007.
Rugby union - 23 Mar 2006
The 2006 IRB Under 19 World Championship has been boosted by the announcement of record international broadcast coverage levels.
Rugby union - 30 Jan 2006
The second series of the IRB's Total Rugby television and radio programmes will commence this week, and will continue uninterrupted for the next 44 weeks.
Rugby union - 27 Jan 2006
Specialised digital sports agency Aura Sports and Mindshare Interaction, today announced that they had reached agreement for Land Rover to sponsor a free-to-enter Six Nations Fantasy game, hosted on Rugby Union website, <A href="http://www.scrum.com/">http://www.scrum.com/</A>
Rugby union - 05 Oct 2005
The Rugby Football Union and Premier Rugby have appointed Pitch International to manage the sales and distribution of their international television rights.
Rugby union - 06 Sep 2005
Following on from the most successful year of international Sevens rugby action in 2004/05, the schedule has now been confirmed for the eight tournaments of the IRB Sevens 2005/06 season.
Rugby union - 25 Jul 2005
Following the success of the weekly television magazine programme, Total Rugby, the International Rugby Board will be launching a radio version of the programme next month.
Rugby union - 04 Feb 2005
The International Rugby Board (IRB) has announced that the BBC will be the host broadcaster for the North versus South IRB Rugby Aid Match: ‘Rebuilding After The Tsunami’. The match will take place at Twickenham on Saturday 5th March and will kick-off at 1430.
Rugby union - 25 Jan 2005
The International Rugby Board today announced that it will be launching its new weekly television programme next month.
Rugby union - 25 Jan 2005
The International Rugby Board today announced that it will be launching its new weekly television programme next month.
Rugby union - 21 Jan 2005
The Black Ferns will play two Tests against England later this year, the New Zealand Rugby Union confirmed today.
Rugby union - 12 Jan 2005
The Scottish Rugby Union has received a letter today (Tuesday 11 January) confirming the resignations of the three Non-Executive Directors on the Scottish Rugby Executive Board. The three Directors are: Fraser Livingston, Andrew Flanagan and Eric Hagman.
Rugby union - 20 Dec 2004
Rugby World Cup Ltd (RWCL) has appointed French broadcasting organisation TF1 as the host broadcaster for Rugby World Cup 2007 in France. This is the result of a competitive tender process conducted on its behalf by RWCL commercial advisors IMG/TWI.
Rugby union - 07 Dec 2004
Twickenham Experience Ltd (TEL), the only official hospitality provider within the grounds of Twickenham stadium, has teamed up with the Professional Rugby Players' Association, (PRA), the not for profit welfare trade union that benefits all 420 pro players in England, to create The Players Lounge, the ultimate corporate hospitality event at Twickenham Stadium.
Rugby union - 24 Nov 2004
Rugby fans can now watch highlights of Scottish club matches on the internet, thanks to new BT technology being used for the first time in Scotland.
Rugby union - 23 Nov 2004
The IRB is teaming up with TWI to launch a brand new Radio News Service for the IRB Sevens 2004/05 season.
Rugby union - 19 Nov 2004
Twickenham Experience Ltd, the Official Hospitality provider at Twickenham Stadium; has announced a turnover of £14.08 million for the 2003/04 season. Operating Profit for the financial year ended on 31st July 2004 was £4.326 million and Post Tax Profit was £3.099 million. The results were achieved despite Twickenham not hosting any autumn internationals because of the RWC 2003.
Rugby union - 16 Nov 2004
Following the success of TNSSport’s unique football tracker Soccerscope, TNSSport have launched Rugbyscope, a new research product which monitors the demand for Rugby and the sponsors associated with it.
Rugby union - 12 Oct 2004
Sky Sports has been awarded exclusively live rights to English international and domestic rugby union until the end of the decade.
Rugby union - 08 Oct 2004
The International Rugby Board's association with Octagon CSI in relation to the production of the weekly World of Rugby television programme has come to an end.
Rugby union - 06 Oct 2004
Scottish Rugby is delighted to announce that it has secured a new five year broadcast deal with the BBC, giving them exclusive rights to all Scotland's home international matches.
Rugby union - 01 Oct 2004
The IRB confirms that expressions of interest in respect of the hosting rights for RWC 2011 have been received from three countries - New Zealand, South Africa and Japan. Mike Miller, Managing Director of RWCL, said, 'It is very encouraging that three of our member Unions have shown an interest in hosting the world's premier rugby event, and it reflects the growth in popularity of the game world wide'.
Rugby union - 20 Sep 2004
London, 20 September, 2004 – The New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) today announced the appointment of Global Sports Management (GSM), a London based sports management and marketing agency as its exclusive representative for the Event sponsorship rights of the British and Irish Lions’ Tour of New Zealand in June – July 2005.
Rugby union - 09 Sep 2004
Scottish Rugby is delighted to announce today that Scotland will play World Cup finalists Australia at Hampden Park, Glasgow as part of the Abbey Autumn Tests.
Rugby union - 07 Sep 2004
The Welsh Rugby Union increased its revenue, cut its costs and made a net profit of £82,128 in 2003/2004.
Rugby union - 06 Sep 2004
Scottish Rugby feels it appropriate at the start of the new professional season to set the record straight on some of the comments that have appeared recently in the media.
Rugby union - 06 Sep 2004
The New Zealand Rugby Union has generated $330,000 for the Fijian, Tongan and Samoan rugby unions as a result of the All Blacks historic test match against the Pacific Islanders.
Rugby union - 06 Sep 2004
The Board of SANZAR, representing the South African, New Zealand and Australian Rugby Unions, today started negotiations with News Limited on a new broadcasting deal for an expanded package of Rugby competitions and matches.
Rugby union - 27 Aug 2004
Scottish Rugby has secured a new three year television deal for coverage of the Celtic League with leading international sports broadcaster Setanta.
Rugby union - 25 Aug 2004
London, 25 August 2004. Gillette today announced a ground breaking deal with England Rugby Ltd (The Rugby Football Union and Premier Rugby). The world's leading male grooming brand will become the first 'Official Male Grooming Partner' of the World Champions and Premier Rugby.
Rugby union - 25 Aug 2004
The 2003-4 IRB Sevens season, widely regarded as the finest yet, also enjoyed best-ever television viewing figures.
Rugby union - 23 Aug 2004
Premier Rugby today announced that all 12 Zurich Premiership clubs have recorded a growth in season ticket sales for the first time ever since the game turned professional.
Rugby union - 13 Aug 2004
A proposal has been put forward to the IRB and major national unions of the world to establish a new Global Super Rugby competition.
Rugby union - 26 Jul 2004
The Borders are delighted to announce GB Telecom as their new main sponsor for the 2004/05 season. GB Telecom is a Galashiels based telecommunications company that has been involved as associate sponsors with The Borders since their inception in 2002.
Rugby union - 23 Jun 2004
Wales will have four teams in the Heineken Cup next season. The ERC Board of Directors met in Dublin today (Wednesday 23 June) to agree the structure of the tournament for next season.
Rugby union - 07 Jun 2004
Rugby World Cup Ltd. (RWCL) has reappointed IMG and its television arm TWI as its commercial brokers for the next two Rugby Worlds Cup, the tournaments to be held in France in 2007 and for RWC 2011.
Rugby union - 01 Jun 2004
SANZAR (South Africa, New Zealand and Australia Rugby) has commenced discussions with broadcasters around the world as it prepares for the sale of its key rugby broadcasting properties for 2006 and beyond.
Rugby union - 28 May 2004
SKY SPORTS has today won exclusive live rights to the Wales rugby union internationals against Argentina, to be played in June.
Rugby union - 26 May 2004
Scottish Rugby is delighted to announce that Intelligence Finance will sponsor the IRB U21 World Championship to be held in Scotland next month.
Rugby union - 21 May 2004
Toyota Ireland - Ireland's leading motor vehicle distributor - is delighted to announce it is to take over the sponsorship of the Munster senior provincial rugby team for the three year period starting in June 2004.
Rugby union - 28 Apr 2004
A record income, significant achievements on the field, and the undertaking of several important projects were the highlights of the 2003 year for the New Zealand Rugby Union.
Rugby union - 02 Apr 2004
2003 was yet another momentous year for rugby, with some spellbinding performances on the pitch, accompanied by continuing evidence of success and growth on many other fronts. Even before Rugby World Cup 2003, television audiences in a number of key territories, after several years in the doldrums, began once again to move ahead. Attendances at matches showed similar tendencies. Television revenues began to recover. And sponsors showed renewed interest. RWC 2003 raised the image and the pro
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