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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 - 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 - 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 - 22 Oct 2004
Premier Rugby and Zurich today confirmed that Zurich has given an early indication to Premier Rugby that it is to end its eight year association as main sponsors of the Zurich Premiership when its current contract ends (end of 2005/06 season).
Rugby union - 19 Oct 2004
Scottish Rugby is delighted to announce today two senior management appointments which form part of the continuing restructuring process. That process, when completed, will result in a strategically structured, more efficient organisation, with a more accountable management team.
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 - 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 - 01 Sep 2004
Lloyds TSB Scotland was today announced as the sponsor for Scottish Rugby's under-18 youth league cup - a competition vital for nurturing the adult rugby players of tomorrow.
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 - 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 - 19 Aug 2004
Scottish Rugby's Chief Executive Phil Anderton today welcomed Heart of Midlothian Football Club's announcement that they are to seek shareholders' approval to play all their league, cup and European matches at Murrayfield from the start of the 2005-06 season.
Rugby union - 07 Jul 2004
Edinburgh Rugby is delighted to announce that Magners Original Irish Cider will become its main sponsor for the coming season 2004/05.
Rugby union - 28 Jun 2004
After undergoing the most extensive consultation in the history of Scottish sport, Scottish Rugby is planning to make major changes to create a new vision, leadership and winning culture for the game.
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 - 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 - 26 Apr 2004
As the first season of a fully blown home and away Celtic League nears its exciting conclusion it's governing body, the Celtic League Association, has confirmed at its board meeting in Dublin today (Monday 26 April) that the 22 game league will remain for at least the next two seasons.
Rugby union - 30 Mar 2004
Leeds Rugby Limited have today revealed their company vision statement for Headingley Stadium and the company until 2006 which commits the company to the redevelopment of the rugby stadium as well as making the business profitable and forward thinking.
Rugby union - 25 Mar 2004
The Welsh Rugby Union is delighted to announce a new four year extension to its contract with kit manufacturers Reebok. The new deal will run through the next World Cup campaign in 2007 and up to 2008.
Rugby union - 03 Feb 2004
NEC Harlequins are pleased to announce they are bringing forward exciting new proposals to improve the Stoop Memorial Ground.
Rugby union - 02 Feb 2004
The IRB and Scottish Rugby are delighted to announce today that Scotland is to host the IRB Under-21 World Championship from 11-27 June this year.
Rugby union - 17 Dec 2003
Scottish rugby supporters are rising to the challenge of getting behind Edinburgh Rugby in Saturday's Celtic Cup final against Ulster at Murrayfield (2.30) as advanced ticket sales have already topped the 12,000 mark. Ulster as usual are travelling in force and are expected to bring around 3,000 supporters with over 2,00 booked onto early morning ferries through the club's official partner Stena Line.
Rugby union - 21 Nov 2003
ERC is delighted to welcome French channel Sport +, part of Canal+ Group, as the latest broadcaster to sign up to show the Heineken Cup this season.
Rugby union - 19 Nov 2003
The Celtic Cup final between Edinburgh Rugby and Ulster will be staged at the home of Scottish rugby, Murrayfield, on Saturday, 20 December (kick-off 2.30pm).
Rugby union - 24 Sep 2003
Celtic Rugby tournament organiser Keith Grainger today (Wednesday, 24 September) confirmed that BBC Northern Ireland will broadcast the Celtic Cup quarter-final between Ulster and Leinster Lions live from Ravenhill starting at 7.35pm on Friday, 3 October.
Rugby union - 22 Sep 2003
On Monday 22nd September, at an event at Twickenham Stadium attended by 250 rugby officials, media, key opinion formers and government representatives, Zurich and the RFU unveiled the findings of the most comprehensive study into participation trends in rugby union in England.
Rugby union - 18 Aug 2003
The Rugby World Cup is the biggest event in international rugby and the world's third largest sporting event and it can be seen exclusively on ITV screens in Scotland.
Rugby union - 15 Aug 2003
Celtic Rugby have a new major partner for the revamped and upgraded Celtic League and the new Celtic Cup tournaments. The first company worldwide to have put pen to paper with the Celtic Rugby organisation was Kukri, who are a UK based sports kit manufacturer.
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 - 21 May 2003
One of rugby's most dynamic administrators - who has overseen formidable commercial growth at four of the UK's top clubs - has been appointed to the key role of Tournament Director of the new look Celtic League.
Rugby union - 07 May 2003
Following a meeting of delegates from the three Unions who make up the Celtic League, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, in Barry today (Tuesday, 6 May) a formal structure has been agreed for the fixture list for the tournament next season.
Rugby union - 07 Apr 2003
Irish Rugby Football Union Committee member, John Hussey, has been appointed chairman of the Celtic League Association.
Rugby union - 06 Feb 2003
KooGa has continued to build on its position as the leading rugby brand in the UK and Europe by appointing top sports marketing agency, Benchmark Sport, to handle it’s PR account during this all important World Cup year.
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 - 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 - 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 - 05 Jul 2002
RUGBY UNION has finally overtaken its league compatriots in the popularity stakes, according to new research, published today.
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 - 22 Mar 2002
ESPN STAR Sports, Asia’s leading sports broadcaster announced that it secured live and exclusive, full coverage cable and satellite rights to the Rugby World Cup 2003.
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 - 08 Nov 2001
Top-class rugby will be shown live midweek on BBC2 when the historic Barbarians v. Australia clash is shown live from Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on Wednesday 28 November from 7.00-9.00pm. The game has a 7.15pm kick-off.