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Rugby union - 02 May 2006
The International Rugby Board (IRB) today announced that Vediorbis, a leading recruitment company in France, has been appointed as Tournament Sponsor of Rugby World Cup 2007.
Rugby union - 28 Apr 2006
Following its meeting in Dubai at the conclusion of the IRB Under 19 World Championship the IRB Match Official Selection Committee has announced a restructuring of the international referees’ panel and the appointments for all Test matches until the end of September.
Rugby union - 26 Apr 2006
The International Rugby Board (IRB) today announced the schedule and format for the inaugural IRB North America 4 tournament that will kick-off in British Columbia on May 20. The competition will involve representative sides from Tier 2 Unions Canada and USA.
Rugby union - 25 Apr 2006
The International Rugby Board (IRB) has announced strong financial results for the year ending December 31 2005.
Rugby union - 20 Apr 2006
The International Rugby Board (IRB) today announced the details of High Performance investments for Tier 3 Unions that is part of the £30 million global strategic investment programme announced last year.
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 - 24 Mar 2006
The press conference on 25 March 2006 in Clermont-Ferrand in the presence of the Heads of the Auverge Rugby committee, the French Rugby Federation and of the International Rugby Board, marks the official launch of one of the major rugby events of this summer: the IRB Under 21 World Championship 2006 in France.
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 - 07 Mar 2006
The SRU Chief Executive, Gordon McKie addressed a Special General Meeting at Murrayfield yesterday and updated the clubs present on how the governing body is modernising as a business and becoming more accountable to all its key stakeholders.
Rugby union - 28 Feb 2006
The 2006 IRB Under 19 World Championship has been boosted by a record broadcast deal, with Sky Sports announcing that it will show exclusive live coverage from 10 matches of rugby’s premier international talent-spotting event.
Rugby union - 07 Feb 2006
The International Rugby Board (IRB) announced today that it has appointed Frontier Group (UK) to oversee all implementation and management of their Emirates Airline 3-year multi-million pound sponsorship deal that sees the Dubai based airline become the first official shirt sponsor of the IRB international referees.
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 - 27 Jan 2006
The roll out of strategic development programmes in the Pacific Islands has been boosted by the appointment of High Performance Managers in the Fiji, Tonga and Samoa Member Unions.
Rugby union - 13 Jan 2006
The International Rugby Board today announced the format of the Pacific Five Nations tournament that will involve the national teams from Tier 2 Unions Fiji, Japan, Samoa, and Tonga plus a NZ representative side.
Rugby union - 09 Jan 2006
As a result of unfounded allegations printed in an English newspaper today (Sunday January 8), the IRB today stated that there would be no revote for the host union for Rugby World Cup 2011 and takes exception to any suggestion that the vote was not carried out in a proper and professional manner.
Rugby union - 09 Jan 2006
Following the media statement issued by the IRB on Sunday January 8 titled "No Revote for RWC 2011 Host Union" the Japan Rugby Football Union today issued the following media release in relation this matter.
Rugby union - 12 Dec 2005
The latest phase of the International Rugby Board’s internal modernisation programme was announced today with a series of departmental changes within the Rugby World Cup, Communications, Rugby Services and Member Services Departments.
Rugby union - 09 Dec 2005
The New Zealand Rugby Union has reaffirmed it concerns regarding the Australian Rugby Union’s decision to not support New Zealand’s Bid to host Rugby World Cup 2011.
Rugby union - 07 Dec 2005
The push for rugby’s reinclusion in the Olympic Games will be given added impetus following the news that Rugby Sevens is the second-most sought after ticket for the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia next March.
Rugby union - 06 Dec 2005
Cavendish Hospitality, one of the UK’s longest standing event management company’s, is proud to announce that it has been appointed as an Official Corporate Hospitality Agent for the Rugby World Cup 2007 to be held in France in September-October 2007.
Rugby union - 01 Dec 2005
Rugby World Cup Ltd (RWCL) and Rugby Travel and Hospitality ’07 Ltd (RTH’07) have announced the appointed Official Travel Agents (OTAs) and Official Corporate Hospitality Agents (OCHAs) for Rugby World Cup 2007.
Rugby union - 25 Nov 2005
Since the announcement of the Host Union for Rugby World Cup 2011 on November 17 in Dublin there has been a lot said and written about the future growth and development of rugby worldwide.
Rugby union - 21 Nov 2005
The SA 2011 RWC Bid Committee is naturally very disappointed that, in the IRB vote, we have been unable to bring the IRB Rugby World Cup home to South Africa in 2011.
Rugby union - 18 Nov 2005
The IRB Council has awarded the IRB Rugby World Cup 2011 to New Zealand.
Rugby union - 17 Nov 2005
Japan’s bid to host the 2011 Rugby World Cup has received another huge boost as one of the world’s most revered sports marketing experts offered his support.
Rugby union - 14 Nov 2005
New Zealand Rugby Union Chairman Jock Hobbs and Chief Executive Chris Moller have paid tribute to the hundreds of New Zealanders directly involved in New Zealand’s Bid to host Rugby World Cup 2011.
Rugby union - 02 Nov 2005
Franklin Sports Business has been appointed on the re-development of Lansdowne Road Stadium in Dublin as part of the project management team appointed by Lansdowne Road Stadium Development Company and led by Project Management Group, to provide the full range of cost management, procurement and QS services.
Rugby union - 31 Oct 2005
The Japanese RFU are visiting Murrayfield in the latest stage of their historic bid to stage the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
Rugby union - 28 Oct 2005
Premier Rugby Limited (PRL) has this morning been advised by the Chairman&nbsp;of the RFU Management Board, Martyn Thomas, that the Board is treating&nbsp;the Long Form Agreement (LFA) signed by all parties in July of 2001 as terminated and will seek a declaration from the high court that it is entitled to act in this way.
Rugby union - 13 Oct 2005
The Rugby Sevens competition at the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games will be truly world class, with seven of the top ten world ranked international Rugby Sevens teams set to compete, it was revealed today.
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 - 05 Oct 2005
Land Rover is proud to announce the renewal of their long-standing sponsorship of England Rugby and Premier Rugby for a further three years.
Rugby union - 30 Sep 2005
The RFU has confirmed that a limited number of tickets for the match&nbsp;against Samoa on Saturday 26th November will go on public sale via Ticketmaster.
Rugby union - 23 Sep 2005
The recent train-the-trainer course for coaching and refereeing&nbsp;educators, conducted by the International Rugby Board (IRB) and SA Rugby, should&nbsp;help make a major impact on coaching standards in Africa, and South Africa, in particular.
Rugby union - 13 Sep 2005
The International Rugby Board (IRB) held a series of meetings with USA Rugby and Rugby Canada over the weekend to begin the planning process for the establishment of a rugby development programme in North America that has an investment value of £5 million.
Rugby union - 12 Sep 2005
The new partnership between Scottish Rugby and VisitScotland is continuing with the launch of a Scotland Rugby presence on the tourist board’s stand at London’s Heathrow Airport.
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 - 31 Aug 2005
The IRB Pacific Islands Advisory Committee (PIAC) held its inaugural meeting in Fiji today and put in place the required planning platform that will see the immediate introduction of a rugby development programme in Fiji, Samoa and Tonga at an estimated investment cost between £7 and £8 million over the next three years.
Rugby union - 30 Aug 2005
The IRB Pacific Islands Advisory Committee (PIAC) will hold its inaugural meeting in Fiji on 31st August 2005.
Rugby union - 25 Aug 2005
The IRB Under 19 and Under 21 World Championships for 2005, held in March and June respectively, saw a record number of doping controls conducted, all of which returned negative.
Rugby union - 16 Aug 2005
Professional rugby in Scotland was given a boost today when VisitScotland announced a three year, six figure sponsorship deal with Scottish Rugby.
Rugby union - 12 Aug 2005
CAPE TOWN – SA Rugby has paid tribute to supporters, sponsors and players for helping the Springbok brand attain Superbrand level – giving it iconic commercial value status among its peers around the world.
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 - 27 Jun 2005
The International Rugby Board (IRB) will convene a technical meeting at Ballymore, Brisbane on Monday June 27, to further progress work on development plans for Tier 2 Unions in the Pacific region.
Rugby union - 20 May 2005
Land Rover has announced their sponsorship of the British &amp; Irish Lions Rugby Union team in a deal that will see the iconic four-wheel drive manufacturer installed as the ‘Official Vehicle to the British &amp; Irish Lions’ for their eagerly anticipated summer tour of New Zealand.
Rugby union - 17 May 2005
The International Rugby Board today announced that Mark Egan has been appointed Head of its new Rugby Services Department.
Rugby union - 13 May 2005
London Wasps RFC and Wycombe Wanderers Football Club are delighted to announce that Wasps will continue to play their rugby at the Causeway Stadium in 2005-6.
Rugby union - 11 May 2005
10 May - With twelve days to go until the Heineken Cup final, the city of Edinburgh is heating up with anticipation of the fight between the two French rugby giants, Toulouse and Stade Francais Paris for the finale of the 2005 competition at Murrayfield Stadium.
Rugby union - 09 May 2005
With 16 days to go to the first Heineken Cup final to be played in Scotland, when Stade Francais Paris will play double champions Toulouse at Murrayfield on Sunday 22 May (kick-off 3.00 pm), the final countdown to European rugby's showpiece match has begun.
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