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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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WRU Reports Record Turnover Of £74.9m

25 September 2017

The Welsh Rugby Union Group has reported record turnover for year-end 2017 of £74.9m (€85.4m) up £1.6m from the previous year. The WRU has re-invested £36.6m into the national game at all levels,...

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Wigan Post £600k Loss For 2016

20 September 2017

Wigan Warriors reported an operating loss of more than £600,000 last year – £420,000 more than in 2015. Wigan Evening News has revealed the club lost £605,286 in their Grand Final-winning campaig...

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Worcester Warriors For Sale, Griffiths Out

6 September 2017

Premiership under achievers, Worcester Warriors have confirmed they are seeking further investments after media speculation that the club has been put up for sale. The Rugby Paper reported that owner ...

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Cas Report £280k Profit For 2016

5 September 2017

Highlights of Castleford Tigers' 2016 financial figures have been released by the club. The club’s annual turnover was up over £500k during the 2016 financial year, giving the club an overall turno...

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Northampton Saints Report First Annual Loss Since 2001

25 August 2017

Northampton Saints have reported their first loss making year since becoming a plc in 2001. Although increasing turnover to £16.7 million in the year to the end of May 2017, the Aviva Premiership clu...

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Relegated Bulls Not For Sale

21 August 2017

Andrew Chalmers, co-owner of the Bradford Bulls insists the Bulls are not for sale following a report claiming he had offered to sell half the club for £750k after the once all-conquering club were r...

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