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  • HSBC bank on the PRA

    HSBC have become the Official Banking Partner of the Professional Rugby Players’ Association (PRA), the representative body and collective voice of professional rugby union players in England. The deal will see HSBC form a close association with the PRA over the next two years, with a view to providing financial assistance, support and advice to its members and building on the PRA’s Player Development Programme which aims to better prepare members for life after rugby. HSBC will be heavily i...

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  • HSBC Sponsors Sky’s Lions Coverage

    HSBC has been confirmed as the official broadcast sponsor of Sky Sports’ coverage of the British and Irish Lions tour to Australia this summer. The bank, which is also the principal partner of the tour as it was in South Africa in 2009, will have its branding at the start and end of all programmes relating to the Lions and during commercial breaks and will also have a significant presence on the Sky Sports website and mobile app. HSBC will get publicity during live matches throughout the tour...

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  • Argentina Postpone Sevens Series Tournament

    The International Rugby Board (IRB) has confirmed that the Unión Argentina de Rugby (UAR) has reluctantly postponed hosting its round of the 2012/13 HSBC Sevens World Series, but hope to host around of the series in the 2013/14 season. The decision comes after a review of all operational requirements by the Union taken in full consultation with all stakeholders. IRB chairman Bernard Lapasset said, "The IRB understands and fully supports what was a very difficult decision for the UAR. They have...

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  • Gloucester Re-Finances With HSBC

    Gloucester Rugby has secured a multi-million pound finance package from HSBC which it will use to invest more heavily in its squad over the next 10 years and improve its stadium facilities. The new package has also helped the club reduce its bank borrowings by £300,000 a year. Planned improvements to the club's Kingsholm Stadium, which will be funded by the deal, include a dedicated fan zone, bars, food outlets and a children's area. The club also plans to upgrade its ticketing system. Stephen...

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  • HSBC Extends Involvement In World 7s

    World Rugby has announced a four-year extension of its partnership with HSBC and the schedule of the iconic locations that will host rounds of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series over the same period. The record deal sees the banking giant extend its naming rights deal for the World Rugby Sevens Series and acquire naming rights to the Women’s World Rugby Sevens Series. In addition to the two new series title sponsorships, the new agreement will also see HSBC as local title sponsor of the indivi...

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  • Record Crowd at Twickenham

    A world record weekend crowd of more than 103,000 attended the two days of the Marriott London Sevens at Twickenham Stadium. The final leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series attracted 103,027 spectators, breaking last year’s Twickenham mark of 100,094. Day one of the tournament saw a single day record attendance of 60,050 and yesterday there were 42,977 supporters in the stadium. “Setting another world record at the Marriott London Sevens is a fantastic achievement and we’d like to say a big...

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  • Las Vegas Named Sixth Women's 7s Host

    World Rugby has announced that Las Vegas will host the third round of the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series on 3-4 March, 2017. For the third time in 2016-17, the men's and women's runs side by side as the Sam Boyd Stadium in Nevada plays host to the world's best sevens players. The announcement brings the number of rounds on the women's series to six, with the season resuming in Dubai on 1 December. USA Rugby chief executive Dan Payne said: "We are very proud to combine the men's and women...

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  • RBS and Six Nations Extend Partnership

    Marketingmagazine.co.uk has reported that The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has agreed to a new sponsorship deal of the Six Nations worth £44m for the period 2014-2017, up from £26m for the previous four-year period. It was widely expected that HSBC, sponsors of the IRB World Sevens Series and the British and Irish Lions would take over from RBS as the main partner of the tournament. According to sources, both banking groups bid similar amounts, but HSBC wanted to secure a longer-term deal. Bot...

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  • DHL Backs World Sevens Series

    DHL, the official logistics partner of Rugby World Cup 2015, has underscored its commitment to the global game by extending its partnership with the men's and women's HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series for another year. With sevens generating greater attention around the world ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the 2015/16 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series is set to showcase the sports across 10 major international destinations. DHL's support will also include logistics provision for some of the team...

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  • Five Of Six Women's Sevens Series Venues Announced

    Five of the six legs of the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series have been confirmed. Olympic gold medallists Australia and Rugby World Cup 2019 and Olympic Games 2020 hosts Japan are the latest countries to host rounds of the series, which gets underway in early December. The series will kick off alongside the men's equivalent in Dubai in early December, before joining the Sydney Sevens in February. It then moves to a new location in Kitakyushu, Japan, in April before heading to Victoria, C...

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