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  • Heineken's Investment in Rugby Reaches £100m

    ... Zinzan Brooke, Matt Burke, Scott Quinnell and Rob Henderson, as well as entertainment and sporting celebrities like Stephen Fry and Rio Ferdinand. Fans have been able to engage with the content across its online platforms, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. RWC 2015 in England will bring Heineken further opportunities, especially in the on-line environment. RWC 2011 has generated a considerable buzz across the social media network, with Heineken doubling its followers on Twitter and exceeding one m...

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  • England Rugby 2015 - Doors Open For Business

    The new headquarters for England Rugby 2015 (ER 2015) opened today, which is situated opposite Twickenham Stadium. England Rugby 2015 CEO Paul Vaughan, Mike Miller, managing director of Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) and ER 2015 ambassadors Lawrence Dallaglio, Will Greenwood and Maggie Alphonsi were all present to formally open the new offices. Paul Vaughan commented: “I have absolutely no doubt that we can deliver the best Rugby World Cup yet.  Looking at likely ticket sales I am sure that t...

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  • IRB Appoint New Board

    ... Millar did not seek re-appointment, having previously advised that the current term would be his last following many years of service on the board, including overseeing the delivery of record-breaking Rugby World Cups in 2003 and 2007 during his IRB and RWCL chairmanship. Bill Beaumont did not seek re-appointment given the potential conflict of interest with England's hosting of Rugby World Cup 2015 should he be elected chairman of the Rugby Football Union. The Board will preside over the deliv...

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  • New Zealand’s Rugby World Cup Exceeds Financial Expectations

    The International Rugby Board (IRB) has insisted that New Zealand’s staging of the 2011 Rugby World Cup exceeded expectations, after revealing encouraging initial financial results for the competition. Tournament owners Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) on Thursday said New Zealand 2011 is on track to achieve a net surplus of more than £90 million, £10 million more than previous estimates, making it the second highest revenue-earning event in the history of the tournament. Gross commercial reve...

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  • Record Viewing Figures for RWC

    ... figures for the Rugby World Cup 2011, in which they claim that the tournament was watched by more young people and females than any previous tournament.  There was also a total increase of 60 per cent in hours viewed making it the most broadcasted RWC ever. Viewership amongst the five-45 year age group increased by six per cent from 2007, while the audience gender spilt narrowed with females accounting for 45 per cent, up from 25 per cent for Rugby World Cup 1995. The RWC 2011 Final was th...

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  • Gosper appointed new IRB Chief Exec

    ... finalisation of Rugby World Cup 2011, a new financial model for Rugby World Cup 2015 and the adoption of a new disciplinary and sanctioning regime for the Game under Regulation 17. Robert will continue to act as the Chief Financial Officer of the IRB and RWCL."

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  • Record Growth for WRU

    ... £20.5m of repayable net bank debt since 2007, keeping the WRU on target to be debt free by 2021. * More than 650,000 people attended the various events in the Millennium Stadium Other highlights include:  * Another Grand Slam * A semi-final place in RWC11 * An IRB 4th place world ranking * The further development of North Wales as a development region * Ospreys win the RaboDirect Pro12 final * The U20s achieving a third place in the 2011 IRB Junior World Championship and beating New Zealand *...

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  • 17 Big Ticket Venues on 2015 List

    ... 2015, has today announced a list of 17 potential match venues for consideration to host the 48 Rugby World Cup 2015 matches spread across 15 different cities in England and Wales. Confirmation comes after approval from the Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) Board and follows "an extensive and thorough evaluation process", undertaken by ER 2015 in collaboration with tournament owners RWCL, host broadcaster ITV, and commercial stakeholders. The emphasis seems to have been put on big ticket venues...

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  • ER2015 gets Deighton and Beaumont on board

    ... Cup in 2015 is right up there with London 2012.” Deighton has a strong business background and was formerly Goldman Sachs’ European chief operating officer and was recently made a life peer as Baron Deighton of Carshalton. Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) chairman Bernard Lapasset described both Deighton and Beaumont as “exceptionally high-calibre and experienced individuals” and said the latter will bring rugby knowledge and experience working on the most recent tournament as well. “Bi...

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  • Report shows financial boost of RWC2011

    ... will stand out. It is estimated that there was a medium term net expansion of the economy in New Zealand of 0.34 percent of GDP (NZD 573 million or £294 million) and the report underlines how important that is in the current economic climate. “The RWC provided an economic stimulus to the New Zealand economy in generally difficult economic times,” it states. Clearly overseas visitors played a major role in those statistics and international attendance was double what it was for the 2003 W...

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