Brett Gosper

  • Gosper appointed new IRB Chief Exec

    Brett Gosper has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the International Rugby Board by the governing body's Executive Committee. Gosper, 53, will be responsible for the day to day operations of the IRB in line with the 2010-2020 Strategic Plan as mandated by the IRB Council, including the delivery of Rugby World Cup in his dual role as Managing Director of Rugby World Cup Limited, the implementation of development, investment and player welfare strategies and Rugby's successful return to th...

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  • Gosper Targets New Territories For RWC

    World Rugby chief Brett Gosper has spoken of his desire to take the Rugby World Cup 'around the world' and into new territories in an interview with iSportConnect. The 2019 Rugby World Cup will be held in Japan, the first time the tournament will be hosted by a non-Tier 1 nation and Gosper said he is keen to find the right balance between finance and geographical location. Speaking to iSportConnect, he said: "We’d like to take the World Cup around the world. At the same time it’s an incredib...

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  • McCafferty Named Most Influential Person In Rugby

    ... the list. In the run down of the game's key power brokers, McCafferty is recognised for his significant role in spearheading the recent changes to the European game. Also in the top 20 names decided upon by Rugby World is RFU CEO Ian Ritchie, IRB chief Brett Gosper and England 2015 CEO Debbie Jevans. McCafferty was reportedly instrumental in the formation of the new re-branded Rugby Champions Cup which will come into place next season and he also helped bring in the BT Sport deal for the Aviva...

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  • Gosper Not Fazed By SA Government Stance On RWC

    World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper believes the South African government’s insistence on racial quotas in the country’s Rugby Union (SARU) “will not be an obstacle” in their bid to host Rugby World Cup 2023 according to an interview published by The42.ie. South Africa, France and Ireland are the three nations to left in the bidding process for the tournament after reaching the official candidate stage. However, South African minister for sport and recreation Fikile Mbalula declared in April th...

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  • Gosper Endorses 6 Nations Game In USA

    Brett Gosper, the chief executive of the International Rugby Board (IRB), says he would welcome the prospect of a Six Nations match being staged in the United States, reports The Daily Telegraph. A record crowd of 62,000 attended the US Eagles' match against New Zealand at Soldier Field in Chicago last weekend and Gosper told the Telegraph that staging a Six Nations match in the States would have a "terrific" impact for growing the sport by broadening its appeal in the most competitive sports m...

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  • RWC Revenues To Exceed £250m

    World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper says he expects the commercial revenue from the upcoming Rugby World Cup to exceed £250million, according to Isportconnect. Speaking to reporters at Twickenham four days ahead of the opening ceremony, Gosper explained how TV revenue would make up the bulk of the commercial assets of this year’s showpiece in England. The broadcast contracts for this year’s World Cup have shown a huge increase from the last tournament in New Zealand in 2011, according to Gosper. ...

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  • Gosper Forecasts ‘Record-Breaking’ RWC

    ... 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 development and growth of rugby (union) around the world, and will be a truly memorable World Cup for all fan...

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  • TV3 Wins Irish Rights to Rugby World Cup 2015

    ... 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 boost for Irish rugby following the national team’s recent Six Nations success. RWCL Managing Director Brett Gosper said: "TV3 plays a major role in the promotion of sport in Ireland and we are excited by the station’s innovative plans to broadcast Rugby World Cup 2015. We look forward to working in partnership to deliver an exciting experience f...

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  • Dentsu Appointed To Find Local Partners For RWC2019

    ... 2019 will be hosted between 20 September and 2 November, in 12 cities the length and breadth of Japan welcoming an anticipated 400,000 international visitors and with an estimated £2 billion in additional economic output. World Rugby chief executive Brett Gosper has expressed concerns this week that 2019 World Cup hosts Japan may be under-estimating the potential economic impact of the event. Gosper also compared the economic benefit of staging the tournament to that of the Olympic Games whic...

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  • Heathrow Becomes RWC Partner

    ... Heathrow joins Duracell and William Grant and Sons as an official provider to the tournament. "We are delighted to welcome another brand sector leader to the international family of Rugby World Cup 2015 commercial partners," said World Rugby chief executive Brett Gosper. "Heathrow is a globally-renowned brand and its appointment underscores the enormous appeal of Rugby World Cup." See also William Grant Supply Champagne and Spirits to RWC Duracell to Power RWC 2015 RWC 2015 Signs Up Another Spo...

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