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Rugby union - 02 Sep 2002
Land Rover is to become a major sponsor of England Rugby and its products will be used by rugby clubs around the UK after it was named as the official vehicle provider.
Rugby union - 12 Aug 2002
Scottish rugby has secured additional television coverage courtesy of a new two-year ground-breaking deal announced today between the SRU and Border Television.
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 - 01 Aug 2002
Scottish rugby will enjoy increased television exposure as a result of a new two year deal announced between SMG and the SRU today.
Rugby union - 01 Aug 2002
Scotland's three professional rugby teams are to be sponsored by newspaper group Scotsman Publications in a two year deal worth in excess of £750,000.
Rugby union - 10 Jul 2002
The Six Nations’ Committee today expressed gratitude to Lloyds TSB for its commitment to the tournament during the last five seasons, and welcomed the growing interest in the future sponsorship of the Championship.
Rugby union - 05 Jul 2002
RUGBY UNION has finally overtaken its league compatriots in the popularity stakes, according to new research, published today.
Rugby union - 04 Jul 2002
Suva, FIJI - The Fiji Rugby Union and Nestle Fiji Ltd announced today [July 4] a ground-breaking sponsorship which will transform the primary schools rugby competition and develop a new generation of world-beating Fiji rugby players.
Rugby union - 24 Jun 2002
James Gilbert LTD is further expanding its presence within the rugby team clothing sponsorship market and has signed an exclusive three-year clothing sponsorship agreement with Edinburgh Rugby.
Rugby union - 07 Jun 2002
Saracens today revealed Reebok, one of the three truly global sports manufacturing brands, as having signed a two year deal to take Saracens to new heights. The partnership not only involves the joint development of exciting and technically advanced playing and training kit, but is a multi-level deal which includes:
Rugby union - 21 May 2002
The RFU has today announced that Powergen will sponsor National Cup Rugby until April 2005.
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 - 22 Apr 2002
Royal & SunAlliance (R&SA) and the Rugby Football Union (RFU) have today announced a further extension to its SEE U @ RUG B grass roots programme.
Rugby union - 18 Apr 2002
Scottish rugby received very welcome news today 48 hours ahead of the showpiece to the domestic game – the BT Cellnet Cup Final – with confirmation that BT is renewing and increasing its sponsorship of the sport in Scotland.
Rugby union - 11 Apr 2002
England Rugby has announced a five year deal with Opta to become the official statisticians to the RFU and Premier Rugby. Opta will manage and distribute team and player performance statistics for England, England A, the Zurich Premiership, Zurich Championship and Powergen Cup games. The deal takes effect from August 2002 and runs to the end of the 2007 RWC.
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 - 15 Feb 2002
Powerade, the new isotonic sports drink, has become the Official Sports drink of Irish rugby at all levels and has also signed star centre Brian O'Driscoll in an exclusive sponsorship deal.
Rugby union - 12 Feb 2002
Leading Australian wine producer, BRL Hardy Wine Company, has today signed a three year deal with the Rugby Football Union to become its Official Wine Supplier.
Rugby union - 30 Jan 2002
The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU), proudly announces today that is has launched the first two stages of its new network of online web sites packed full of services for the Welsh rugby supporter, player, and club official.
Rugby union - 24 Jan 2002
The Scottish Rugby Union today announced that Powerade, the isotonic sports drink from The Coca-Cola Company, is to become the Official Sports Drink of Scottish rugby.
Rugby union - 22 Jan 2002
The Six Nations Committee, has announced that it has launched a new Lloyds TSB Six Nations Web site for this years premier rugby tournament.
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 - 17 Jan 2002
At the board meeting of ERC in Dublin today (Wednesday, 16 January), the dates for next seasons Heineken Cup were agreed. Changes have been made to the calendar for next season after consulting the clubs, Unions, sponsors and broadcasters.
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 - 04 Dec 2001
London Irish has announced the appointment of Richard Sanderson as Chief Executive with immediate effect.
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 - 01 Nov 2001
The Rugby Football Union and Mentzendorff & Co. Ltd. have announced a five year deal which makes Champagne Bollinger the sole champagne for all the major matches at Twickenham.
Rugby union - 29 Oct 2001
Octagon Movie & Media, the sports sponsorship and media sales agency, has been re-appointed by the RFU (Rugby Football Union) to handle Twickenham’s advertising signage opportunities. In addition, Octagon Movie & Media has invested in a new advertising rotational panel system to enhance the stadium’s advertising impact and appeal.
Rugby union - 22 Oct 2001
Octagon has been appointed by Parker Pen to help them leverage their £3,000,000 investment in European Club Rugby.
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
Guinness and London Irish RFC have announced a new three-year partnership which sees the famous black brew continue as the Club’s official beer.
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 - 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 - 13 Jul 2001
Newport Rugby have secured a 'substantial six-figure sponsorship' with Bisley Office Equipment to become the club's shirt sponsor for the next three years.
Rugby union - 04 Jul 2001
The Rugby Football Union (RFU), today announces that has appointed, a division of LS Technologies, as its website sponsorship agency. will act as exclusive agent to the RFU in relation to all online sponsorship and advertising on their official website,
Rugby union - 12 Jun 2001
Following a meeting of the Board of Directors of European Rugby Cup Ltd in Dublin today (Tuesday, 12 June) the meritocracy-based draw for the 2001/2 Heineken Cup tournament has been finalised.
Rugby union - 05 Jun 2001
The Welsh Premier Clubs Association has appointed the following four delegates to act as their directors on the new joint Management Board with the Welsh Rugby Union to run and administer the professional club game in Wales:
Rugby union - 30 May 2001
At a meeting of the Celtic Nations - Ireland, Scotland and Wales - held yesterday the Celtic Accord was signed, thus ratifying the decision of the three Unions to commence the Celtic League for season 2001-2002.
Rugby union - 30 May 2001
Buy as you View, the electrical retailer specialising in coinmeter credit, today announced the renewal of its sponsorship package with Pontypridd RFC. This will be the 12th continuous year of sponsorship by the Llantrisant based company.
Rugby union - 14 May 2001
The Newcastle Falcons today unveiled a new kit sponsor in Gilbert and a new logo. The sponsorship will run for the next three years and mean Gilbert will supply the new home and away kits, training apparel and leisure merchandise.
Rugby union - 30 Apr 2001
Sports marketing and sponsorship consultancy John Taylor International has been appointed as London Wasps exclusive agency to find a new Club Sponsor to replace Ericsson for next season.
Rugby union - 30 Apr 2001
The Rugby Football Union defeated, by substantial margins, all seven resolutions, which had been requisitioned by around 250 clubs at a Special General Meeting at the Queen Elizabeth II centre in Westminster last night.
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 - 09 Apr 2001
BT Cellnet today announced that it has created the first ever RFU award specifically aimed at uncapped English rugby talent. The winner of the BT Cellnet Award for Excellence in England Rugby will be decided by votes from the UK's rugby fans and will recognise players from the Zurich Premiership that have not won a full cap for their country.
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.
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