RWC 2015 in England

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  • ER 2015 Appoint Chairman

    The Rugby Football Union (RFU) have announced the appointment of Andrew Cosslett (pictured) as chairman of England Rugby 2015 (ER 2015). Cosslett, the former chief executive officer of InterContinental Hotels Group plc, who has held the post of interim chairman, takes up the role in April 2012. In addition to his role as chief executive officer of InterContinental Hotels Group, between 2005-2011, Cosslett was a board member of the executive committee of the World Travel and Tourism Council, a m...

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  • Jevans Says Business Will Boom Thanks To RWC2015

    The Rugby World Cup 2015 in England will generate billions of pounds for the host economy, according to England Rugby 2015 chief executive Debbie Jevans. The most recent report from financial services company Deloitte forecast an overall £2bn (€2.6/$3.2bn) economic impact for the host nation as a result of hosting the tournament. And with opportunities still available to get involved ahead of the tournament, Jevans is urging businesses looking to offer their services for the tournament to kee...

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  • Three Years to RWC 2015

    England Rugby 2015 Ltd and RWC Limited have presented themselves to the rugby media to mark the occasion of three years to go before the start of the next Rugby World Cup. They have reported that plans for the tournament are on schedule and that RWC 2015, with 2.8 million tickets on sale, 400,000 international fans and a global TV audience of more than 4 billion, will be the biggest and most successful yet. While the last twelve months have seen a permanent office and staff established, as we...

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  • Rugby World Cup 2015 Official Team Bases Confirmed

    England Rugby 2015 has confirmed the list of 41 team bases that will host the 20 teams at the 2015 Rugby World Cup. The search for team bases was launched via an open tender process in April 2013 and just under 100 bids were received from across England and Wales. All prospective team bases were subject to a rigorous selection process which included an expansive and detailed programme of site visits as well as liaison with the competing Rugby World Cup 2015 teams. A mix of rugby clubs, schools,...

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  • New License Partners for England Rugby

    Various news sources (including Sportcal and isportconnect) have reported that the Rugby Football Union licensing agent CPLG Sport has announced three new merchandising deals for the England Rugby brand. The licensing agent for the Rugby Football Union (RFU) said it is "dealing with more interest than ever before" around the brand, with the 2015 Rugby World Cup taking place in England. Brecrest joins the RFU’s licensing programme and will produce England Rugby branded babywear, BL Sports is on...

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  • RWC 2015 Passes Two Million Sales Mark

    England Rugby 2015 has revealed that more than two million tickets have now been sold for the Rugby World Cup later this year. 18 of the 48 matches are now completely sold out and almost 90 per cent of the total number of 2.3 million available tickets have been snapped up as we approach the milestone of 100 days until the tournament kicks off. Those figures include all sales from the rugby community sale, the official Rugby Travel & Hospitality programmes and the Rugby World Cup Limited comm...

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  • Brown Takes Over at RFU

    Stephen Brown is to take on the role of Acting CEO of the Rugby Football Union from Martyn Thomas. Thomas will also relinquish the chairmanship of England Rugby 2015 on December 16, step down as a director of European Rugby Cup Ltd and leave the International Rugby Board Council and the Six Nations Committee. Thomas said: “Stephen has increasingly taken over the day-to-day running of the RFU since I announced on November 2 that I would not be renewing my contract after December 16. He has demo...

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  • Millennium Stadium Ticket Prices On The Rise

    The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) has announced that ticket prices at the Millennium Stadium in 2015 will rise by around six per cent, meaning that the cost of a ticket will have doubled since 2005. The 20,000 debenture holders at the ground have been notified by the WRU of the increases and they will have until September to book their seats for the opening game of the 2015 Six Nations, which is against England in February. A ticket at the Millennium Stadium is now second only to Twickenham in terms o...

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