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  • 6N Seals Deals With Discovery Italy, Rugby Pass and DAZN But Not Amazon....Yet

    The Six Nations’ TV broadcast brokers have been busy in the last week with announcement of a contract extension in Italy with Discovery Italy and wide-reaching agreements with OTT channels Rugby Pass for Asia and DAZN for Canada. Discovery Italy and Six Nations Rugby have renewed their exclusive TV rights agreement until 2021. All 15 matches will broadcast on the Italian network’s DMAX channel with live streaming also available on Discovery’s free OTT platform. Discovery has held the right...

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  • Olympics Brings 17m New Fans To Rugby

    ... to appeal to children and teenagers.” World Rugby has recently made the USA, Georgia and Romania full members of its council and implemented a “dynamic and robust governance reform” aimed at widening union representation on the council. Clearly, Asia is rugby’s next frontier and the report by Neilsen shows that the Rugby World Cup audience in Asia grew by a massive 69 per cent in 2015 with the live audience increasing by a staggering 221 per cent. Sevens has driven huge growth in the sp...

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  • Licensing Drives Rhino Growth As 6N Supporters Deal Announced

    ... brand.” Since Clark's "management buy in" of Rhino in 2006, the brand has embarked on a programme of product and geographical expansion. The group now have licensees operating across a wide product range in the Americas, Ireland, France, South East Asia, Japan, South Africa and Australia, and sales agents in place in many other territories. The brand has expanded from its core interest of training hardware and balls into leisure wear, team wear, artificial turf and even male grooming product...

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  • RLWC 2017 Qualification Details Revealed

    ... champions Australia, New Zealand, England, Fiji, France, Samoa and Scotland, all quarter finalists in the 2013 tournament, receiving an automatic spot. The remaining seven nations will be selected from across four regions; three from Europe, two via Asia Pacific, one from the Americas and another from Middle-East Africa. Qualification programmes for all four regions will be revealed by October 2014 and the process will still be open to Affiliate members who gain Full status in the interim. Rugb...

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  • IRB Chief to Step Down

    ... it looks forward to Rugby World Cups in England and Japan, Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow, Women’s Rugby World Cup in France and the Olympics in Rio in 2016,” said Miller. “The game has grown around the world and with its major events going to Asia and Eastern Europe for the first time the platform has been established for rugby to become a truly global sport.” Bernard Lapasset, chairman of the IRB added: “Mike has achieved much during his 10 years at the IRB which is a much stronge...

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  • RLIF Set Course For Next Four Year Cycle

    ... discuss a number of items on the agenda with the following outcomes: The 2021 Rugby League World Cup, which will be hosted by England, will be contested by 16 teams, up from 14 in the 2013 and 2017 editions. Seven teams will qualify from Europe, six from Asia Pacific, two from the Americas and one from a play-off series hosted in the Middle East/Africa. The quarter-finalists from the 2017 World Cup will automatically qualify for the 2021 edition. In support of the ‘Global Conversion’ strate...

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  • Gosper Forecasts ‘Record-Breaking’ RWC

    ... set the tone for the 16-month run-in to England 2015. The 2015 event will see the widest-ever broadcasting coverage, with 200 territories taking the event, including Pakistan, Iceland and Greenland. There has also been a television push into Central Asia and North Africa, areas where the IRB wants to develop the sport. International Rugby Board chief executive Brett Gosper tells the BBC: "We believe it is all shaping up to be a record-breaking World Cup. It will be an event that furthers the de...

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  • Rule Succeeds Moss As Rhino Chairman

    ... licensing deal with leading Japanese trading house Itochu for that market. Marcus Rule said: “I am looking forward tremendously to the challenge of continuing Rhino’s growth, and in particular as the group looks increasingly to growth markets in Asia and the Rugby World Cup in Japan in 2019”. Reg Clark, group CEO commented: “On behalf of all Rhino’s stakeholders I would like to sincerely thank Andrew for his tremendous efforts on behalf of the group. His chairmanship has witnessed a...

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  • EPCR Court International TV Broadcasters

    ... Canada and Japan. EPCR advises that bids will be welcome for one or more of the following territories: • Global (excluding France, UK and Ireland, and USA) • Europe (excluding France, UK and Ireland) • Middle East and North Africa • Pan-Africa • Asia-Pacific • Latin and South America • USA only • Japan only • New Zealand only • Canada only See also... BT Sport Take European Cup Rights In UK And Ireland Free-To-Air Focus For EPCR BT Sport Exploring Free-To-Air Options Rugby's...

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  • IOC Plans In Place For Scottish Independence

    ... remaining spaces will go to winners of qualification events from the six regional rugby unions, with the final spot going to the winner of a repechage tournament, comprising 16 teams from the regional qualifiers: 4 from Europe, 3 from Africa, 3 from Asia, 2 from Oceania, 2 from North America and 2 from South America....

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