Asia

  • Toulouse and Racing To Play Exhibition In Hong Kong

    Toulouse and Racing Metro 92 are to become the first French sides to play an exhibition match in Hong Kong. Natixis and Team One Asia, along with the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, will present the match as the Natixis Rugby Cup Hong Kong 2013 on 9 November in Hong Kong at the 8,000 capacity Aberdeen Stadium. Team One Asia will be promoting the match and company director Jean-Baptiste Aldigé has a clear vision to bring the strongest French teams from the "best rugby club championship in the...

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  • Eurosport Wins Asian Six Nations Rights

    Eurosport has signed a new deal to expand its rights and broadcast the 2017 Six Nations Championship to fans across Asia. The coverage, which will also be made available across Eurosport owner Discovery’s wider portfolio including the OTT platform Rugby Pass, will now reach new territories such as China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand. The deal includes a range of exclusive rights and live and delayed multiplatform coverage and Eurosport CEO Peter Hutton is pleased with the...

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  • Puressentiel Partners World Rugby

    ... rugby in strategic markets, while gaining brand exposure to new audiences worldwide. Puressentiel will also work with World Rugby to design and deliver a range of sporting lifestyle products for the international marketplace and promote the sport in Asia, in particular, ahead of Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. World Rugby head of commercial, broadcast and marketing Murray Barnett said: “Since our re-launch as World Rugby in November 2014, we have seen an increasing number of brands and compan...

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  • Eurosport To Cover Italian Pro12

    ... and will be further boosted when Eurosport’s live coverage kicks off on November 25. Eurosport will broadcast Zebre Rugby’s visit to Ulster Rugby in Round 9, a game which will be available to viewers in Italy and across 40 countries in Europe and Asia. At least 10 home games played by either Benetton Rugby Treviso or Zebre Rugby in the Guinness PRO12 will be broadcast live from Italy on Eurosport and the Eurosport Player. In addition, Eurosport will also screen away games played by the Ital...

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  • Eurosport Extend Their PRO14 Coverage To 62 Countries

    Eurosport has secured the rights to show this season's Guinness PRO14 games involving Italian clubs in 62 countries and territories (up from 41 countries last season) across Europe and Discovery-owned Rugbypass and Setanta in Asia. Now in its second season as a broadcast partner of the competition, the agreement will see Eurosport and Eurosport Player show all home and selected away games – if locally produced - featuring Italian teams in the Guinness PRO14. Eurosport Italia will have exclusiv...

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  • Discovery Invests In RugbyPass

    Discovery Communications has revealed that it has acquired a minority stake in RugbyPass, the digital content platform providing rugby action from across the globe to viewers in Asia. RugbyPass offers Super Rugby, Aviva Premiership, European Champions Cup, Rugby Championship and other international matches in rugby union and Super League and NRL content in rugby league and content from Discovery-owned Setanta Sports Asia will now also be available to RugbyPass subscribers. The platform was launc...

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  • Abernethy As RWC 2019 General Manager

    ... brings a wealth of major event experience to this position, including the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, 2002 Commonwealth Games, Rugby World Cup 2003, Football Federation Australia and the London 2012 Olympic Games. An Australian, Abernethy has worked in Asia for a number of years and will relocate to Tokyo from his current home in Singapore, where he is deputy managing director at Singapore Sports Hub. Prior to his career in sports management, he represented Australia as a swimmer and is a world...

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  • Dentsu Appointed To Find Local Partners For RWC2019

    ... firm Dentsu has acquired a substantial package of official sponsor and supplier rights for Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. A partner of the Japan Rugby Football Union and Japan Rugby 2019 organising committee, Dentsu is a committed supporter of rugby in Asia, one of the game's fastest-growing markets. The agreement was made in conjunction with IMG, World Rugby's commercial sales agent for Rugby World Cup 2019, which is responsible for sales and delivery of commercial rights. The agreement will e...

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  • Canon Extend RWC Sponsorship To 2019

    ... Cup 2019 official sponsor. "Canon is an important supporter of rugby in Japan, an innovator in its field and a perfect match for our premier event. "This exciting relationship underscores the significant global appeal of the first Rugby World Cup in Asia and we look forward to working in partnership with Canon to extend the reach and impact of the sport in Japan, across Asia and around the globe.” Canon Inc. chairman and CEO Fujio Mitarai added: “Following on from Rugby World Cup 2015 in En...

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  • Super 18 Reverts To 15

    ... reality of the business at present is something that had to be addressed," said Sanzaar chairman Brent Impey. "The decision to retain the Sunwolves is linked directly to Sanzaar's strategic plan for the future.' "The potential for growth of the sport in Asia off the back of the establishment of the Sunwolves and the impending Rugby World Cup in 2019 is significant." Continuing expansion to South America and Asia may be difficult to swallow in traditional rugby markets where a combination of gen...

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