Premiership

  • Premiership Rugby Renews Guinness Deal

    Premiership Rugby has announced an extension to its partnership with Guinness as the former title sponsor continues its commitment to the 12 Aviva Premiership rugby clubs for the 2014/15 season. Guinness, involved in both English domestic rugby and the Six Nations, will continue as the league's Official Beer and Official Responsible Drinking Partner next season and Premiership Rugby's commercial director Dominic Hayes is pleased that they are remaining on board. "Premiership Rugby is in great s...

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  • New Record Crowds for Aviva Premiership

    The Aviva Premiership has recorded its highest aggregate attendance for a whole season, despite Premiership Rugby expecting a decrease due to the campaign just concluded falling during a World Cup year. The total number of fans attending matches for the season was 1,697,177 with an average audience per match of 12,572. The results show an increase in the number of spectators going to games from 12,433 for last season. Attendances dropped six per cent in the 2007-08 campaign, the last time the Pr...

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  • Premiership Clubs Vote To Suspend Salary Cap Investigation?

    A number of Premiership clubs have reportedly voted to suspend the investigation into alleged salary cap rule-breaking, according to a report in The Times. Premiership Rugby has rejected claims of an amnesty amongst clubs over the investigation into salary cap breaches but The Times has reported that a majority of clubs in England have voted in favour of suspending inquiries due to a desire to protect the image of the Premiership. According to the report, there are also fears over endangering ne...

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  • talkSPORT announces Premiership Rugby Partnership

    talkSPORT, the world’s biggest sports radio station, has announced a partnership with Premiership Rugby to be an official broadcaster of Aviva Premiership rugby throughout the upcoming 2012/13 season. The deal will see the station broadcast major league matches including the London Double Header and finals on air and online. The station will also provide in game updates and interviews with key rugby players throughout the season. The move is a progression from last season when only the semi-fi...

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  • Premiership Rugby Report Increasing Attendances

    Premiership Rugby has reported a 1.9% increase on attendances year on year, ensured by the recent sell-out crowd at Twickenham for Harlequins' Big Game 7. As well as a rise in crowd figures, there were also record TV audiences to boast for round 10 in the Aviva Premiership, with the ITV4 highlights show on Sunday evening drawing its biggest audience since it began seven years ago. The rise in attendances was also aided by recent sell-out crowds at Bath and Gloucester, as well as the bumper 28,25...

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  • talkSPORT Renews Premiership Rugby Deal

    Premiership Rugby has announced that talkSPORT will continue as an official broadcast partner of the Aviva Premiership for the 2013/14 season. The radio station will broadcast selected games on-air or on talkSPORT.com, as well as providing in game updates and it will also have interviews with players and club representatives during the Weekend Sports Breakfast show (Saturday and Sunday 7am - 11am) and in their dedicated rugby show, Full Contact (Sundays 8pm). The partnership will also be promo...

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  • Premiership Rugby Threatens to Quit Europe

    Premiership Rugby has confirmed that it may pull out of the Heineken Cup and the Amlin Challenge Cup. Premiership Rugby chief executive, Mark McCafferty said, “We hope there will now be an urgent dialogue about the future of European cup rugby, including qualification, competition formats and ambition to expand into new markets.” The news comes weeks after Running Rugby reported that there were many issues to be resolved for the tournament to be maintained, as the English and French clubs c...

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  • Premiership Rugby and Gatorade Sign 3-Year Deal

    Premiership Rugby announced today that it has signed a three-year sponsorship deal with Gatorade as the official performance partner of Premiership Rugby. The deal, which runs until the end of the 2013-14 season, is an extension of the previous three-year partnership between the sports drinks giant and Premiership Rugby. Gatorade - the brand that invented sports nutrition in 1965 with the world’s first sports drink, has changed the game again by launching G-Series Pro, an innovative three step...

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  • Premiership Rugby Appoints Law Firm

    Premiership Rugby has appointed law firm, Charles Russell to its team that monitors the Aviva Premiership rugby Salary Cap. Charles Russell has been chosen as the exclusive legal advisers to Premiership Rugby in relation to its Salary Cap Regulations. 
Its extensive list of governing body clients includes the Football Association, the British Horseracing Authority, the Scottish Football Association, the Rugby Football Union, the Welsh Rugby Union, Cricket Ireland, UK Athletics, and the Englis...

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  • Welsh Premiership Could Be Set For Expansion

    Discussions are underway about the possibility of expanding the Welsh Premiership from 12 teams to 16, according to reports from across the Severn Bridge. The potential move is partly in response to the decision taken by the four Welsh regions to field regional A sides in the British and Irish Cup next season instead of one Premiership club from each region but that change is yet to be ratified by the WRU. Leinster, Munster, Ulster and Connacht all already enter their second string sides into th...

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