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Rugby Finance, Accounts and Funding.

This section focuses on the finances that drive rugby business. The governing bodies and top tier clubs in league and union in UK and Ireland generate collectively over £600 million in turnover each year.

We report and archive financial performance in rugby in more detail than any other media channel. We analyse and compare current rugby finance and related news against past reports, interview leading figures from rugby bodies and experts in tax, finance and accounting in sport.

Our aim is to present a clear financial and statistical breakdown of the rugby business – the revenue and the costs - where possible in monetary value. When clear financial information is not available, we’ll find indicators (season ticket sales, average attendance, sponsorship deals, TV rights, pints of beer sold) to give our readers understandable trends and contexts.

Sports economy does not tend to follow other business models. The governing bodies distribute financial surpluses back into developing the game; benefactor club chairmen invest their own money knowing that profiting from their investment is an unlikely scenario. People working within rugby or supplying the industry – and not least interested fans who have invested more than the price of a ticket into clubs – are well-served by our coverage of the numbers away from the glare of the floodlights.

Economies of scale
We believe strongly that covering best practise and case studies at the elite end of the sport of rugby can benefit junior clubs, schools and colleges at the grassroots. Clubs taking a realistic business-like approach over the long-term will thrive. Managing the finances is the life-blood of an organisation of any size and we hope that our content in this section makes a contribution at every level of the game.

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CVC And Pro14 Talks Point To A 6N Sale

19 April 2019

Discussions between the Guinness Pro14 league and CVC Capital Partners are being widely interpreted in the media as an indication that the Six Nations may be looking favourably at selling a minority s...

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Wasps Under Invesitigation For Misleading Accounts

12 April 2019

Wasps are reportedly under investigation by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) over whether they misled investors about their financial position. The UK's financial regulator is looking into the Pr...

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Saracens Convert £48M Debt To Shares

9 April 2019

According to accounts filed by Saracens Limited for year-end 30th June 2018, the club have written off just under £48m of debt owed to Premier Team Holdings Limited, the parent company owned by Nigel...

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Yorkshire Carnegie To Go Part-Time Next Season

9 April 2019

Yorkshire Carnegie are to adopt a new part-time model next season as new investment could not be found. The former Premiership club have conceded defeat in their battle to regain top-flight status and...

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Bath Report £3.1m Loss For Last Season

3 April 2019

Bath Rugby has reported a year of revenue growth and increased investment in its 2018 financial statements. But, the club reported a loss after tax of £3.1m (compared to £2.5m in 2017). The club exp...

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Newcastle Rugby Post Loss Of £3.9m Last Season

1 April 2019

Newcastle Falcons rugby club has posted widening losses at the same time as the club fights to remain in the Premiership reports the Newcastle Chronicle . Newcastle Rugby Limited, which includes the f...

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