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  • World Rugby's China Deal With Ali Sports On Hold

    Alisports’ US$100 million investment to develop rugby in China has been temporarily halted according to Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post as the world governing body assesses the fall-out of sweeping changes in mainland sports governance. World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper said at the HK Sevens last week that gradual changes implemented by China sports minister Gou Zhongwen has trickled down to various sporting bodies in the country and the China Rugby Union is one of those affected. He said th...

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  • Premiership Rugby To Be Broadcast In China

    Aviva Premiership rugby will become the first club rugby union tournament to air on national television in China after a four-year contract agreed by Premiership Rugby’s media rights agency RDA and the Chinese free-to-air sports broadcaster CCTV5+. Starting with Leicester Tigers v Saracens on Sunday 24 December, this ground-breaking agreement takes the global distribution of the top flight of English rugby to almost 600 million households worldwide. In partnership with Beijing Elite Rugby, who...

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  • Tier 1 Nations To Gain £19m Each From France 2023

    ... Italy, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and Argentina - are expected to share a record payout from World Rugby while remainder will be invested into tier two and tier three countries and to develop the game in untapped markets such as Germany, Brazil, China, India and the USA. "That sounds like a lot of money for the tier-one market but they generate 95 percent of the revenues in a World Cup," Brett Gosper, World Rugby chief executive, was reported to have said. Read full story... http://ww...

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  • Alisports Provides Conduit For RugbyPass and World Rugby's China Expansion

    Two news items this week focus on Alisport as a key component in rugby development in China. RugbyPass, the Singapore-based OTT digital TV broadcaster has completed a deal which will see Alisports become their local digital partner until 31 December 2017. And World Rugby chiefs were in China to official launch their partnership with Alisports that was first announced at the Hong Kong Sevens in April: a 10-year, US$100 million (£82m) investment initiative aimed at unlocking the nation’s rugby...

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  • 10-Year Alibaba Alliance To Set Off China Rugby Explosion

    ... weekend. He was joined by Alibaba executive vice-president Joe Tsai and Zhang Dazhong, the chief executive of the company’s sport’s division Alisports. Under the terms of the agreement, Alisports are set to provide support to World Rugby and the China Rugby Football Association (CRFA) to extend the reach of a mass participation, training and education programme. The company will also invest into World Rugby's Get Into Rugby programme, which will target schools and universities in an attempt...

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  • Women's Sevens Series Launched

    The International Rugby Board has announced the first ever IRB Women's Sevens World Series. The global series will feature rounds in UAE (Dubai), USA (Houston), China (Guangzhou) and Netherlands (Amsterdam). The system mirrors the men's Series, with each 12-team event featuring six core teams who will play across all four events and six teams who will be invited based on regional tournament rankings, reflecting the IRB's strategic aim to mix the top teams in the world with the best up and comin...

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  • Discovery Invests In RugbyPass

    ... on-demand games for the NFL, NBA, World Surf League, UFC and more. RugbyPass costs US$14.99 per month with a one-month free trial and will broadcast more than 1,000 live games each year in 23 countries including: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. The platform will also give access to the British and Irish Lio...

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  • New Euro Business Model For ISC

    ... sales managers and retail outlets. The company offers a one-stop shop with a knowledgeable understanding of the products and services they are supplying. They will be manufacturing team kits and associated product with trusted suppliers in Pakistan and China, offering between four and six-week delivery lead times.    

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  • Emerging Markets Threat To Irish RWC Bid?

    ... engaging with our brand reside. To keep rugby in the traditional rugby markets isn’t going to help us grow our brand." Mark Cameron of Jaguar Land Rover added: "To have a tournament in Japan, on the doorstep of the biggest market in the world, which is China, where a third of our business volume is, is strategically very important." Sport For Business conclude that a report on the feasibility of a bid has been prepared under the stewardship of Hugo MacNeill and is currently with the Departmen...

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  • Ian Webster - Rugby Expanding Rapidly

    ... the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) meaning rugby players can now use the Olympic training facilities and various government funds which are only available to Olympic athletes. Rugby is now being taught as an “Olympic sport” in schools in China and Russia as well as the USA. And, interestingly, while the ten top playing nations in terms of participation were the Six Nations and Tri Nations sides plus Argentina in 2008, Japan, Sri Lanka and the USA all entered the top ten in 2010. The...

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