2015 World Cup

  • Olympic Stadium joins 2015 RWC Shortlist

    London’s Olympic Stadium may be used to host matches during the 2015 Rugby World Cup. The company who manage the venue, the Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC), has submitted an application for it to be used during the tournament. After the Games, the stadium is to be downsized from its current capacity of 80,000 to 60,000 and will act as a multi-use arena. It is still unknown who will be primary tenant for the ground, the decision is due to be announced by the OPLC after the event has finished...

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  • DHL Extends Rugby World Cup Deal To 2015

    DHL, the express logistics firm, has signed a deal with the International Rugby Board (IRB) to become the official logistics partner of the 2015 Rugby World Cup. The company, which was also a partner at the 2011 World Cup, will transport team training kit and equipment for each participating nation to the tournament's 13 venues across England and Wales and DHL has estimated that they will carry around 1,400 rugby balls and 200 tackle bags in total. It will also be responsible for carrying the We...

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  • EY Named Business Advisor To RWC 2015

    Rugby World Cup Limited has announced the appointment of EY as the official business advisor of the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England. The announcement of the addition of the professional services firm follows the appointments of Heineken, Land Rover, Société Générale, DHL, Emirates and MasterCard as RWC 2015 Worldwide partners, Gilbert as official ball supplier, Canterbury of New Zealand as official sportswear supplier and Clifford Chance as official law firm. Rugby World Cup Limited chairma...

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  • O2 To Evolve Sponsorship Ahead Of 2015 World Cup

    ... up ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup in order to boost their customer loyalty and stand out from the UK 4G operator crowd. Click the link below to see what Marketing Week found out about their plans. O2 To Digitally Evolve Rugby Sponsorship Ahead Of 2015 World Cup  ...

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  • Duracell To Power RWC 2015

    Duracell has been announced as a sponsor for Rugby World Cup 2015 as the firm becomes the official battery provider of the tournament. World Rugby chief executive Brett Gosper said: "The appointment of a yet another brand sector leader within our strong portfolio of commercial partners further underscores the enormous prestige of Rugby World Cup in global commercial marketplace." Vicky Miller, Duracell business leader UK & Ireland added: "Duracell is proud to be part of Rugby World Cup 2015...

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  • ER 2015 Appoint Chairman

    The Rugby Football Union (RFU) have announced the appointment of Andrew Cosslett (pictured) as chairman of England Rugby 2015 (ER 2015). Cosslett, the former chief executive officer of InterContinental Hotels Group plc, who has held the post of interim chairman, takes up the role in April 2012. In addition to his role as chief executive officer of InterContinental Hotels Group, between 2005-2011, Cosslett was a board member of the executive committee of the World Travel and Tourism Council, a m...

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  • RWC 2015 Flagship Store Opens In London

    The flagship official retail store for the 2015 Rugby World Cup has opened its doors in London’s Oxford Street. The store is located in the London's busiest retail locations and follows the opening of a Covent Garden store earlier this year.  The Oxford Street locations is 2,100 square-feet store and will supply the complete Rugby World Cup 2015 range, including the iconic Webb Ellis Cup collection, the popular countries collection, the Rugby World Cup collection, 20 Unions range and the dual...

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  • LV= Cup Shelved For 2015/16 Season

    The LV= Cup will not take place during the 2015-16 season as part of the shortened English domestic schedule as a result of the Rugby World Cup. Premiership Rugby have confirmed to Running Rugby that the tournament will not take place after Newcastle announced to their supporters at a fans forum that the Falcons would be taking part in a replacement competition next season. Falcons majority shareholder and chairman Semore Kurdi promised supporters that the opposition would be no lower than top-...

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  • TV3 Wins Irish Rights to Rugby World Cup 2015

    Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) has announced the appointment of TV3 as the Rugby World Cup 2015 rights-holding broadcaster for Ireland. The free-to-air broadcaster was appointed after a highly-competitive process for the rights and the deal represents a record financial commitment for the Irish market. Under the terms of the deal, TV3 will manage the broadcast of live coverage of all 48 matches and will also deliver a TV, digital and mobile highlights offering. The announcement is a further boo...

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  • RWC 2015 Passes Two Million Sales Mark

    England Rugby 2015 has revealed that more than two million tickets have now been sold for the Rugby World Cup later this year. 18 of the 48 matches are now completely sold out and almost 90 per cent of the total number of 2.3 million available tickets have been snapped up as we approach the milestone of 100 days until the tournament kicks off. Those figures include all sales from the rugby community sale, the official Rugby Travel & Hospitality programmes and the Rugby World Cup Limited comm...

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