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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.

Sustainability
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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Leigh Centurions Face Melt-Down As Beaumont Withdraws

15 August 2018

Leigh Centurions are experiencing uncertain and turbulent times after failing to qualify for the middle-8s and thus being unable to gain promotion to Super League next year. Six core members of their ...

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Saracens Have "Absolutely No Chance" Of Making A Profit This Year

15 August 2018

Saracens chairman Nigel Wray admits “there’s absolutely no chance” of turning a profit this season. He told the Evening Standard that will have to dig into his own pocket as the club is set to l...

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Baron Report Sparks Talk Of Civil War At RFU

8 August 2018

Former RFU chief executive Francis Baron has written a "damning" 40-page report, commissioned by a group of past presidents, highlighting where he believes the RFU have gone wrong with their financial...

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SRU Post Record £57.2M Turnover

24 July 2018

The SRU have reported record turnover for 2017/18 season of £57.2m (€63.8m) a £5.8m or 11% increase on the previous year’s revenue. Consecutive years of growth for the governing body equate to a...

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Shock Waves Feared In Wales As Cuddy Group Folds

24 July 2018

Despite his construction firm the Cuddy Group entering administration, Neath RFC owner Mike Cuddy says there will be no negative impact on the fortunes of the club. His Neath-based firm is folding wit...

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Sheffield Eagles Being "Strangled" By Stadium Costs

17 July 2018

Sheffield Eagles are struggling with unexpected stadium costs at Olympic Legacy Park after being without a permanent home for the four seasons since the demolition of Don Valley Stadium. Back in Sheff...

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