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Rugby union - 05 Nov 2019 - Internet
New Zealand's quarter-final thrashing of Ireland in the recent Rugby World Cup was the most-streamed sports event ever in the country, according to rights-holder Spark Sport, the online platform that also insisted reports of problems with its service during the tournament were over-exaggerated.
Rugby sevens - 04 Nov 2016 - Events
RICOH ARENA COVENTRY (ENGLAND), 03 NOVEMBER 2016 – The Tropical Rugby International Youth Sevens -- or TROPICAL 7s -- officially launched today at the Rugby Expo convention in Coventry’s Ricoh Arena (England), and has announced that the event is open for team registration.
Rugby union - 19 Oct 2016 - Events
With less than one month to go before World Rugby Conference and Exhibition 2016 (ConfEx) gets underway at the Hilton London Metropole on 14-15 November, World Rugby has announced the speaking line-up for its "Rugby sevens beyond Rio – the golden opportunity" panel.
Rugby union - 01 Sep 2016 - Impact
New O&O research has found that despite recent calls for reform to the Six Nations, the competition is widely appreciated across the UK and is actually more popular now with both core rugby fans and more casual followers than it was a few years ago.
Rugby union - 23 Oct 2015 - Events
After the exits of Wales, Ireland and Scotland in the Quarter Finals of the Rugby World Cup at the weekend, it became clear there would be no ‘Home Advantage’ for the home nations’ teams this year.
Rugby union - 15 Sep 2014 - Events
Rugby Expo has today announced a new partnership with Guinness PRO12, the organisation responsible for the leading professional clubs from Ireland, Wales, Scotland and Italy which has confirmed the attendance of senior commercial representatives from the league and all 12 clubs at Rugby Expo 2014.
Rugby union - 10 Sep 2014 - Events
Rugby Expo has announced an extension to its existing partnership with Premiership Rugby which confirms the attendance of representatives from all 12 Premiership clubs at Rugby Expo 2014.
Rugby union - 31 Oct 2013 - Events
CEO's from Premiership Rugby, Edinburgh Rugby, Ospreys and M&C Saatchi take to the stage to debate the biggest game changer for the sport since turning professional.
Rugby sevens - 13 Sep 2012 - Events
Tickets are now on sale for Rugby World Cup Sevens 2013 in Russia and tournament organisers believe that the winning blend of an attractive programme, world-class men's and women's Sevens and the very best of Russian hospitality and culture will make it one of the must-see events of the year.
Rugby union - 10 Nov 2010 - Sponsorship
London, 10 November 2010 – Marsh, the world’s leading insurance broker and risk adviser, has broadened its already close association rugby in England by becoming the official insurance broker of the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and a sponsor of the RFU’s extensive Community Rugby programme.
Rugby union - 02 Sep 2010 - Events
London (1 September 2010) New Zealand is preparing for the BIG countdown. Thursday 9th September 2010 will mark ‘one year to go’ before the opening match of Rugby World Cup 2011 kicks off at Eden Park, Auckland.
Rugby union - 23 Jul 2010 - Sponsorship
Couchmans LLP, the leading specialist sports law firm, has acted for insurance and financial services giant Aviva in its groundbreaking deal to become title sponsor of Aviva Premiership Rugby.
Rugby union - 20 Jul 2010 - Events
The 4th edition of the FISU World University Rugby 7s Championship will be officially declared open on July 21st in Porto, Portugal.
Rugby union - 10 Jun 2010 - Clubs & teams
Yesterday saw the Springboks unveil their new scrum machine – the Rhino Dictator. Following its purchase by the South African Rugby Union, leading manufacturer, Rhino, customized the livery so the team have a unique ‘Springbok green’ machine which bears SARU's sponsor SASOL’s logo alongside the usual Rhino branding.
Rugby union - 20 May 2010 - Events
Female grace and masculine muscles are the new combination when the national teams, men and women, meet in the City of Odense, Denmark, to compete concurrently in their respective European Sevens Rugby Championship.
Rugby union - 06 May 2010 - Events
Throughout Europe some of the world’s best rugby nations are preparing for the European Sevens Rugby Championships qualification. For Whitsun, the City of Odense is staging sevens rugby on a very high level.
Rugby union - 13 Apr 2010 - Federations & NOCs
BP, one of the leading energy companies in Portugal, joined the World University Championship Rugby Sevens 2010 through diversified support. BP will provide “energy” to the athletes who will come from all over the world to participate in one of the biggest events to be held in Portugal.
Rugby union - 08 Oct 2009 - Sponsorship
Irish Rugby players emerged as the most marketable sports stars in Ireland in 2009, with Brian O’Driscoll identified as Ireland’s most admired sports personality in a new study carried out by leading marketing consultants Onside Sponsorship.
Rugby union - 24 Aug 2009 - Legal
Couchman Harrington Associates ("CHA"), the leading sports business law firm, acted for LondonWasps in their major club sponsorship deal with international IT company EMC.
Rugby union - 29 May 2009 - Legal
Couchman Harrington Associates ("CHA") acted for Jonny Wilkinson in his headline-making movefrom Newcastle to Toulon last week. The deal is the latest in a long line of major rugby player contracts worked on by the firm in the last 12 months, a year which started with CHA advising Martin Johnson on his contract with the RFU to become England Team Manager.<BR>
Rugby union - 24 Apr 2009 - Television
Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU) today announced a number of enhancements in the television broadcast for the 2009 HSBC Asian Five Nations, the tournament which involves Asia’s top five rugby teams; Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Kazakhstan and Singapore, and kicks off on Saturday April 25th.
Rugby union - 30 Mar 2009 - Federations & NOCs
Peace and Sport and the International Rugby Board (IRB) have joined forces to deliver peace-building education programmes through Rugby.
Rugby union - 16 Mar 2009 - Agency
Rugby Travel & Hospitality (NZ) Limited (RTH) has been appointed by Rugby World Cup Limited to manage and implement the official travel programme for Rugby World Cup 2011 in New Zealand.
Rugby union - 04 Mar 2009 - Agency
Essentially Group Limited, the AIM listed full service sports marketing, media, management and professional services group today announces that it has been appointed by European club rugby tournament organiser ERC on an exclusive basis in the UK and Ireland territories, to market and sell partnerships for Europe’s biggest club rugby competitions - the Heineken Cup and the European Challenge Cup.
Rugby union - 25 Apr 2008 - Television
Eurosport has acquired the rights to broadcast the 2008 HSBC Asian Five Nations (A5N), a newly formed rugby tournament featuring five 15-a-side Asian teams.
Rugby union - 21 Feb 2008
Vero Communications has been appointed by the International Rugby Board – the Dublin-based world governing body for Rugby - to advise the IRB on its strategy to grow the game’s popularity globally and get Rugby re-instated into the Olympic Games.
Rugby union - 28 Jan 2008
The International Rugby Board has announced a significant increase in its annual investment in the Game. Investment in the form of Game Development Grants and Tournament Grant funding for full Member Unions and Regional Associations during 2008 will total £13 million, representing a 10 percent increase on 2007 funding.
Rugby union - 21 Dec 2007
A joint venture between Sodexho Prestige and the Mike Burton Group has won the contract to market the corporate hospitality and travel programmes for the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.
Rugby union - 14 Dec 2007
New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) and New Zealand’s Provincial Unions have concluded a positive and constructive meeting in Auckland, which progressed discussions around a number of key issues currently facing the game.
Rugby union - 14 Dec 2007
The British & Irish Lions are delighted to announce the appointment of the Official Licensed Operators (OLOs) for the tour to South Africa in 2009.
Rugby union - 24 Oct 2007
Eurosport 2, the new generation sports channel, will broadcast LIVE coverage throughout the entire season of the TOP 14 from 26 October 2007 to 28 June 2008, on Fridays in prime time, in all Eurosport 2’s territories, except France.
Rugby union - 16 Oct 2007
The World Academy of Sport has announced at the International Rugby Board (IRB) General Assembly in Paris that it will deliver administrator programmes through the newly established "IRB Administrators Academy" to IRB member unions.
Rugby union - 04 Sep 2007
Exclusively on Yahoo! Eurosport, rugby’s first global icon Jonah Lomu, arguably one of the most influential and inspirational players in the history of rugby, will be online direct with sports fans every day throughout the 2007 Rugby World Cup.
Rugby union - 13 Jun 2007
On the eve of the Rugby World Cup 2007, the finest collection of rugby legends ever assembled will gather together to celebrate 20 years of Rugby World Cup history at The Rugby reUnion.
Rugby union - 23 May 2007
The British & Irish Lions have appointed the Mike Burton Group to exclusively manage the Official Licensed Operator programme for the 2009 Lions tour to South Africa.
Rugby union - 10 Apr 2007
The decision by the French and English clubs to withdraw from the European Rugby Cup has been described as regrettable, unfortunate and shameful.
Rugby union - 23 Mar 2007
Rugby New Zealand (RNZ) 2011 Ltd has announced the first management and staff appointments as the organisation continues to take shape and lead the preparations for Rugby World Cup (RWC) 2011 in New Zealand.
Rugby union - 15 Jan 2007
The British & Irish Lions today announced the appointment of Accelerate as their exclusive commercial broker and sponsorship managers for the 2009 tour to South Africa.
Rugby union - 06 Nov 2006
The International Rugby Board is pleased to announce that the third phase of the RWC 2007 ticketing programme will be launched online on November 9. At 0800 GMT the France 2007 Organising Committee will open sales for individual match tickets for the Tournament.
Rugby union - 02 Nov 2006
Rugby World Cup Limited has begun the tender process for a Broadband Subscription Services provider for the IRB Rugby World Cup 2007.
Rugby union - 26 Oct 2006
The International Rugby Board (IRB) has announced the pools and schedules for the opening two Tournaments in the 2006/07 IRB Sevens World Series, in Dubai and South Africa.<BR>
Rugby union - 25 Aug 2006
The International Rugby Board has announced that Women’s Rugby World Cup 2006, which kicks off on 31 August in Edmonton, Canada, will boast an unprecedented level of broadcast coverage.
Rugby union - 14 Aug 2006
Canada is the latest country to qualify for Rugby World Cup 2007 in France after it beat the USA 56-7 at Swilers Rugby Complex, St John’s in Newfoundland on Saturday in front of a 5000 crowd.
Rugby union - 12 Jun 2006
Clifford Chance Appointed Official Legal Advisors to Rugby World Cup 2007 The International Rugby Board (IRB) today announced that international law firm Clifford Chance has been appointed Official legal advisors to Rugby World Cup 2007.
Rugby union - 08 Jun 2006
The International Rugby Board (IRB) has relaunched its main website <A href="http://www.irb.com">www.irb.com</A>, offering enhanced results, news and rankings functionality, plus improved information on its member unions.
Rugby union - 24 May 2006
The International Rugby Board (IRB) has announced the format and schedule for the inaugural IRB Nations Cup that kicks-off in Portugal on June 13. The competition brings together ‘A’ sides from Tier 1 Unions Argentina and Italy as well as Test sides from Tier 3 Unions Portugal and Russia.