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Rugby union - 22 Mar 2004
London, UK; 22 March 2004: - The British Lions Limited announced the appointment of Octagon Marketing as their sponsorship and partner management agency for the forthcoming British & Irish Lions Tour to New Zealand in 2005. The international sports marketers won the contract following a highly competitive pitch and will be responsible for the overall partner development, commercial management and PR support required for this hugely anticipated series.
Rugby union - 17 Feb 2004
Rugby welcomes a new sponsor today. The Barbarians announce that Gartmore, one of the UK's leading investment management specialists, is to sponsor the world famous invitation club for an initial two-year period.
Rugby union - 16 Feb 2004
Monday, February 23, 2004; London: NIG, one of the UK's leading insurance companies, is the 'Big Match' sponsor for the Leicester Tigers versus The Barbarians match on March 3 at Welford Road.
Rugby union - 30 Jan 2004
England’s new pioneering skin-tight jerseys, created by Nike, generate 28% more brand exposure for O2.
Rugby union - 19 Jan 2004
Staffware, a global leader in Business Process Management (BPM) software, has entered into a three-year agreement to sponsor the Barbarians Rugby Club UK summer tour, to be called ‘The Staffware Challenge Tour’. Starting in May 2004, The Staffware Challenge Tour’ will see the Barbarians take on Scotland, Wales, and the World Champions, England.
Rugby union - 17 Dec 2003
The New Zealand Rugby Union and Rebel Sport today announced a new two-year agreement which will see the sports apparel and equipment retailer take over as naming sponsor of the Super 12.
Rugby union - 24 Nov 2003
The European Challenge Cup tournament, which this season will involve 32 teams from seven nations, will once again be sponsored by Parker Pen.
Rugby union - 04 Nov 2003
SINGAPORE, 31 October 2003 – The much-anticipated IRB Sevens Circuit returns to the National Stadium on 3 and 4 April 2004 with a boost from Singapore’s most ardent corporate supporter of the sport, Standard Chartered Bank. The leading international bank has signed on as title sponsor of the event, which will now be called the Standard Chartered Sevens, Singapore.
Rugby union - 06 Oct 2003
When Dr. Syd Millar, Rugby World Cup Chairman, arrived in Sydney last week, he brought with him not only the Webb Ellis Cup, but a very clear message to companies wishing to illicitly associate themselves with the event - that RWC and the Australian Rugby Union will deal swiftly and severely with ambush marketers.
Rugby union - 05 Sep 2003
Visa International, the world's leading payment service and global sponsor of the Rugby World Cup 2003, has agreed a sponsorship deal with Rivals Digital Media (RDM) and its brand leading rugby site, Planet Rugby (
Rugby union - 03 Sep 2003
Whyte and Mackay, one of the UK's leading blended Scotch whiskies, is entering the Zurich Premiership after signing a six figure sponsorship deal with Zurich Premiership Champions, Parker Pen Challenge Cup and Zurich Challenge winners London Wasps.
Rugby union - 01 Sep 2003
Scottish Rugby is delighted to announce that The Royal Bank of Scotland will be the title sponsor of Scotland's match against Ireland at Murrayfield next Saturday (6 September, kick off 1.30pm)
Rugby union - 18 Aug 2003
Gilbert has signed an official ball deal with the Celtic League and Celtic Cup tournaments.
Rugby union - 11 Aug 2003
Gilbert has been signed as the official ball of the New Zealand Rugby Union and the All Blacks.
Rugby union - 07 Aug 2003
Lloyds TSB has recently announced its sponsorship of Rugby World Cup 2003 in Australia. The deal was negotiated on behalf of Lloyds TSB by Frontiers Group UK Ltd, Lloyds TSB's retained sponsorship agency.
Rugby union - 07 Aug 2003
Lloyds TSB has recently announced its sponsorship of Rugby World Cup 2003 in Australia. The deal was negotiated on behalf of Lloyds TSB by Frontiers Group UK Ltd, Lloyds TSB's retained sponsorship agency.
Rugby union - 05 Aug 2003
Lloyds TSB today announced a significant partnership with Rugby World Cup Ltd to become a sponsor of the largest sporting tournament of the year, Rugby World Cup 2003 Australia.
Rugby union - 04 Aug 2003
Celtic Rugby is still actively searching for a major title sponsor for the Celtic League and Celtic Cup tournaments, which kick-off next month.
Rugby union - 14 Jul 2003
Lighthouse Communications, the London based sponsorship agency has been appointed by British Airways to handle its Rugby World Cup activity in Australia. Lighthouse Communications will be handling British Airways 'on the ground activity' which will include overseeing all British Airways contractual rights and being the main interface for British Airways with the Rugby World Cup organisers. Lighthouse Communications will also be working closely with British Airways on their Marketing and Public
Rugby union - 10 Jul 2003
The All Party Committee for Rugby Union of the UK Parliament has determined to create a new award for the sport of Rugby Union.
Rugby union - 23 May 2003
ERC is delighted to announce that Heineken will continue as title sponsor of the Heineken Cup tournament for a further two years.
Rugby union - 15 May 2003
As a complement to its highly successful global Rugby World Cup sponsorship, Visa, this year, will be the associated Sponsor of the IRB Under 21 (IRB U21) World Cup which takes place in the Oxfordshire region of England from June 13-29, 2003.
Rugby union - 24 Mar 2003
Scottish Rugby today announces a significant six-figure, three-year sponsorship deal with banking giant Lloyds TSB.
Rugby union - 20 Mar 2003
Insurance provider NIG will continue its support & development of Scottish sevens rugby by sponsoring the Scottish Thistles Sevens Development Team for the third year in a row.
Rugby union - 11 Mar 2003
The Scotland Rugby Supporters' Club (SRSC) is delighted to announce that Scottish Land Rover dealers have become title sponsors of the SRSC and official partners of Scottish Rugby.
Rugby union - 28 Feb 2003
AOL Broadband is to be the sole sponsor of's Six Nations coverage following an agreement between specialist digital sports agency Aura Sports and AOL UK.
Rugby union - 26 Feb 2003
Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) scored a success over their predecessor Lloyds TSB during the first weekend of 6 Nations clashes.
Rugby union - 18 Feb 2003
The Famous Grouse makes its Parisian debut at Stade de France on Sunday after officials gave the SRU the go-ahead to print 'TFG' on Scotland team jerseys and kit.
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 - 07 Feb 2003
The Six Nations committee has announced that they have appointed Computacenter, a leading European provider of IT infrastructure services, as the official data and statistics partner of the RBS Six Nations Championship.
Rugby union - 05 Feb 2003
New Zealand, 5 Feb 2003 – MasterCard International, a leader in the global payment services industry, is now the official payment card of the New Zealand All Blacks, in a sponsorship deal announced today (5th February 2003) by MasterCard International Senior Vice President and General Manager for Australasia, Leigh Clapham.
Rugby union - 24 Jan 2003
The Fiji Rugby Union said Tuesday it had secured the agreement of Carlton Brewery Fiji Ltd that the brewery would immediately withdraw all forms of advertising that 'were misleadingly suggesting to consumers' that CBF was a sponsor of the FRU.
Rugby union - 14 Jan 2003
Scottish Rugby is delighted to announce a new three-year six-figure sponsorship agreement with Carlsberg-Tetley.
Rugby union - 08 Jan 2003
Although rugby is the second most popular sport on TV in the UK, the majority of sponsors active on the scene are struggling to generate high levels of awareness.
Rugby union - 16 Dec 2002
The RFUW (Rugby Football Union for Women) have appointed Perfect Motion Sports Marketing to act on their behalf with regards to all sponsorship matters.
Rugby union - 02 Dec 2002
The Six Nations is to be sponsored by The Royal Bank of Scotland, it was announced today.
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
Scottish Rugby has signed a one year deal with clothing company High & Mighty to become the Official Formal Wear Supplier to the Scotland team.
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 - 05 Nov 2002
The Welsh Rugby Union today announced a major and significant new three-year sponsorship deal with banking giant Lloyds TSB.
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
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 - 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 - 19 Sep 2002
Federal Express Corp. (FedEx Express), the world's largest express transportation company, has signed a sponsorship agreement with Scottish Rugby and the three professional clubs, Glasgow Rugby, Edinburgh Rugby and The Borders, for the 2002/2003 season.
Rugby union - 18 Sep 2002
The International Rugby Board today laid out its timetable for the build up to the inaugural showcase match between top teams selected from the northern and southern hemispheres. The roll out began today with the announcement of the date and venue for the match.
Rugby union - 12 Sep 2002
The Sunday Times has signed an exclusive agreement to become the Official Newspaper of England Rugby - the joint venture between the Rugby Football Union and Premier Rugby. The three year deal takes immediate effect and underlines England Rugby's objective of seeking ground breaking opportunities in the sponsorship industry.
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.
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