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Rugby union - 14 Feb 2003
The International Rugby Board today announced the findings of an independent Appeal Committee appointed to consider the penalty imposed on the Rugby Union of Russia (RUR) following the finding last month that Russia had fielded three ineligible players in a Rugby World Cup qualifying match.
Rugby union - 13 Feb 2003
As a result of the late withdrawal of the sponsor, Cristal Beer, the IRB Sevens in Chile has been cancelled. The tournament was originally due to take place in January, but was rescheduled for 7/8th March because of logistical problems.
Rugby union - 11 Feb 2003
Scottish Rugby has secured a second three year deal with leading mobile phone supplier Genesis Communications.
Rugby union - 11 Dec 2002
Peter Deakin will be formally stepping down as Chief Executive of Saracens so that he can concentrate full time on getting back to full fitness, a task in which we all wish him well. Thankfully, he’s not going to be lost to Saracens, as he’ll still be there to support the club and assist with the Saracens Foundation and enable Saracens to take advantage of his tremendous enthusiasm over the years ahead.
Rugby union - 02 Dec 2002
The Six Nations is to be sponsored by The Royal Bank of Scotland, it was announced today.
Rugby union - 15 Nov 2002
As neither of the bids submitted by England and France for the hosting of RWC 2007 complied with the tender document, both Unions have been instructed to provide bids which are in compliance.
Rugby union - 11 Nov 2002
With the eagerly anticipated Rugby World Cup in Australia a little over a year away, the Rugby Football Union has revealed that if the 2007 tournament were to take place in England, it could generate up to £382m worth of inward investment to the UK economy.
Rugby union - 11 Nov 2002
(9 November, 2002) Colorado Springs, CO -- Veteran sports executive Doug Arnot was named USA Rugby's first Chief Executive Officer today.
Rugby union - 01 Nov 2002
The Welsh Rugby Union Group Ltd is pleased to announce that David Moffett has been appointed as its first Group Chief Executive.
Rugby union - 29 Oct 2002
Scotland's economy benefits to the tune of £20 million from one Six Nations international at Murrayfield.
Rugby union - 29 Oct 2002
Scottish Rugby was handed another major boost today when Bank of Scotland announced that it is to sponsor the new professional rugby competition in a one-year deal, worth more than £100,000.
Rugby union - 18 Oct 2002
The Fiji Rugby Union today confirmed that the Vodafone Fiji 15s tour to Wales, Ireland, Scotland in November would be fully funded by the three Unions with a contribution also from the International Rugby Board.
Rugby union - 17 Oct 2002
Leeds Rugby Ltd today announced that Managing Director David Howes is to leave Headingley at the end of November to launch his own sports marketing consultancy.
Rugby union - 15 Oct 2002
The SRU has secured a new three year sponsorship agreement with the announcement today that Aon has become the official insurance broker of Scottish Rugby.
Rugby union - 09 Oct 2002
London – UK, 9 October 2002: Digital Sports Agency, Aura Sports, has been appointed by, the worlds’ leading Rugby website, to head up it’s sales and sponsorship programme in the led up to next years Rugby World Cup. The World Cup, which takes place in Australia in September 2003, is the biggest prize in the sport.
Rugby union - 26 Sep 2002
The Board of Directors of Rugby World Cup has agreed a process and timetable for the consideration of the tender bids to be received in respect of RWC 2007.
Rugby union - 23 Sep 2002
The fortunes of leading UK based rugby brand KooGa are looking considerably brighter as it has signed a deal to become part of the multi-national Kettner Group, which also owns the Sola Wetsuits and Body Glove brands.
Rugby union - 10 Sep 2002
The Rugby Football Union today unveiled plans to build a new South Stand at Twickenham Stadium. The new stand will replace the existing 21 year old facilities on the ‘fourth side’, making the stadium one of the best in the world.
Rugby union - 04 Sep 2002
The world's best-known hotel brand becomes the first hotel company to 'tackle' sponsorship of the RFU by signing a deal worth in excess of £1m.
Rugby union - 06 Aug 2002
The Rugby Football Union is determined to clamp down on counterfeit clothing following the seizure of a significant quantity of fake Hackett sweatshirts bearing the RFU rose.
Rugby union - 02 Aug 2002
Fiji Rugby Union has signed a $300,000 commercial agreement with local design and public relations company, Samba Limited.
Rugby union - 29 May 2002
Leicester Tigers has already received more than one million pounds in season ticket sales for next season and is on target to increase the current membership of 11,500.
Rugby union - 28 May 2002
Queensland is set for a massive economic boost, with a quarter of the 2003 Rugby World Cup matches to be played in the State.
Rugby union - 15 May 2002
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Alistair McLean as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of London Wasps.
Rugby union - 19 Apr 2002
The Council of the International Rugby Board has given unanimous support to the proposal for a match between the North and South Hemispheres to be played at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday, November 30th.
Rugby union - 18 Apr 2002
The Council of the International Rugby Board (IRB) has today ratified recommendations from the Board of Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) that the finals of Rugby World Cup 2003 should be staged in Australia alone.
Rugby union - 11 Apr 2002
The International Rugby Board today announced a number of major new appointments to its Dublin based executive team. These include Mike Miller, the former Controller of BBC TV Sport, as Chief Executive Officer, and the former Australian international Michael Lynagh who will be undertaking a global development and promotions role for the sport.
Rugby union - 05 Apr 2002
The International Rugby Union Test between the Wallabies and South Africa’s Springboks in August 2001 generated $9.57million for Western Australia, Tourism Minister Clive Brown announced today.
Rugby union - 06 Mar 2002
Saracens is pleased to announce that Peter Deakin has joined Saracens from Sale Sharks as Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect.
Rugby union - 17 Jan 2002
The Six Nations Committee and the British Lions have together appointed a Commerical Director whose task it will be to optimise future revenue from both brands.
Rugby union - 09 Jan 2002
The Rugby Football Union (RFU) and Royal & SunAlliance (R&SA), one of the UK’s leading insurance companies, have today announced a ground-breaking sponsorship initiative - SEE U @ RUG B - aimed at attracting more young players between the ages of 12 to 18 to the game from inner cities and areas of social deprivation.
Rugby union - 06 Dec 2001
The RFU has today announced that Powergen, a leading UK energy company, has become the title sponsor of the 2002 National Cup.
Rugby union - 23 Nov 2001
The Six Nations Committee met yesterday (Thursday, 22 November) in Manchester to consider the future structure of the Northern Hemisphere season and, in particular, the timing and duration of the annual Six Nations Championship from Spring 2003.
Rugby union - 19 Nov 2001
The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has announced that it has awarded leading sports magazine publishers TRMG Ltd a three-year licence to publish its official magazine - England Rugby.
Rugby union - 09 Nov 2001
The IRB Council has approved a recommendation from the RWC Board that fees should be paid to the 20 teams participating in Rugby World Cup 2003 to be held in Australia and New Zealand.
Rugby union - 18 Oct 2001
NSW Rugby signed its largest ever sponsorship today, entering an exciting new four-year partnership with HSBC Bank Australia Limited, the Australian subsidiary of HSBC, one of the world's largest banking and financial services organisations.
Rugby union - 17 Oct 2001
Citibank Australia today announced a three-year sponsorship of Australian Rugby Union, making it the official bank of the ARU and the Wallabies.
Rugby union - 12 Sep 2001
Norton Rose - the international law firm - have become the latest company to back European club rugby's leading tournaments, the Heineken Cup and European Shield.
Rugby union - 12 Sep 2001
The annual International Rugby Summit will be hosted between 19 and 20 November at the Jurys Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin, Ireland.
Rugby union - 30 Aug 2001
Leicester Tigers have appointed sports public relations agency Vision Sports PR to maintain and boost their national and international PR.
Rugby union - 07 Aug 2001
The South African Rugby Football Union (SARFU) has approved the establishment of a business arm to manage all of its commercial activities locally and internationally.
Rugby union - 06 Aug 2001
The RFU and Premier Rugby announce that, following completion of the eight year agreement between them establishing England Rugby as their partnership company for managing professional rugby, they have now reached agreement with Sky Sports and BBC Sport over the terms of a new TV agreement covering England’s internationals (other than Six Nations), the Zurich Premiership, the Zurich Championship, the National Cup and other RFU Competitions and matches.
Rugby union - 11 Jul 2001
The Board of SANZAR met today and confirmed its commitment to the joint venture as a strong, viable and successful entity.
Rugby union - 14 May 2001
London Irish and Reading Football Club announced on May 14 that they have signed a contract whereby London Irish will play all its home games at the Madejski Stadium for the next seven years.
Rugby union - 03 May 2001
The Scottish Rugby Union today unveils its vision for the way ahead for rugby in Scotland.
Rugby union - 18 Apr 2001
Bristol Rugby today ecured one of the largest sponsorship deals in the history of Rugby Union, highlighting the growing attraction of the game amongst major corporate organisations.
Rugby union - 02 Apr 2001
The Rugby Football Union (RFU), MBNA Europe Bank Limited (MBNA) and leading global licensing agency Copyright Promotions Licensing Group (CPLG) today announced the launch of the official England Rugby Visa Card.
Rugby union - 26 Mar 2001
The world's favourite airline is flying the Springboks, after SARFU awarded British Airways the high-profile contract as its official carrier.
Rugby union - 21 Mar 2001
Premier Rugby and the Professional Rugby Players Association (PRA) today announced a new joint venture company called the 'Premier Rugby Partnership'.
Rugby union - 16 Mar 2001
The SRU is looking to offer financial assistance to clubs who have been badly affected by the outbreak of foot and mouth disease and the wintry weather.
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