Raging Bull

  • Raging Bull Gets Fresh Investment

    The rugby leisurewear brand Raging Bull has attracted new investment in the form of two former House of Fraser senior executives John King and Stefan Cassar. The label, which was launched by ex-England international Phil Vickery MBE in 2007, has grown its turnover to £5 million in the past few years and now a consortium including former House of Fraser CEO John King and former CFO Stefan Cassar have come on board. The brand is primarily sold in department stores and online at present and has be...

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  • Phil Vickery on the success of Raging Bull

    Former England captain Phil Vickery talks to Global Sports Jobs about starting his clothing brand, Raging Bull, back in 1998 and how it has become such a success and given him a focus off the field. The former Gloucester and Wasps prop discusses the company's playing kit and leisure wear as well as how he has managed to grow the business online as well as in stores across the country. Please click here to watch the video and see Global Sports Jobs' other interviews with Mark McCafferty and other...

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  • IRPA Introduces Player Advisory Group

    ... credentials in business and rugby, and members support the board in administering the sport. On top of winning the world cup in 2003 and winning numerous competitions with London Wasps and Gloucester Rugby, Vickery also owns sports clothing brand ‘Raging Bull’. He said: "I want to continue to put something back and help others to benefit from all that rugby has to offer. When we won in 2003 it not only raised the profile of the sport but inspired many more people to play. "The RFU is alread...

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  • Jewson build on Gloucester partnership

    Jewson, the UK's leading supplier of building materials has signed a three-year agreement to become Gloucester main sponsor. The deal, which is the biggest in Gloucester's history and one of the most significant in the Guinness Premiership, comes at key time for the club. In addition to a new South Stand development, that will take Kingsholm's capacity to more than 16,000, they have made a string of signings, including former Bradford Bull Lesley Vainikolo and World Cup winner Jeremy Paul. Glouc...

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  • Bradford Bullish Despite Yet More Money Woes

    Bradford Bulls director Stephen Coulby has revealed that the club’s finances are in a far worse state than was initially thought, with a mystery `six-figure loan` uncovered. However, he says that the club will still be able to avoid going into administration. The club is currently losing £100,000 per month and £1.25m is needed to pay off short-term debts and keep the club out of administration. Coulby also said that he was confident that players and staff would be paid as normal next week an...

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  • Saracens To Play Newcastle In Philadelphia In September?

    The Aviva Premiership fixture between Saracens and Newcastle Falcons may be staged in the USA in September. The Guardian has reported that Premiership executives seem not so wary of a direct conflict with NFL fixtures. Heath Harvey of Saracens has said that in terms of viewing figures and participation American football is “having a hard time”, creating “a vacuum which we would all like to see rugby union step into”. The second Premiership fixture on US soil will not clash with internati...

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  • Arthur J Gallagher Revealed As Next Premiership Sponsor

    Premiership Rugby has found a title sponsor that will draw England’s elite competition closer to the US. The Guardian has revealed that US insurance giant Arthur J Gallagher & Co will become the new title sponsor after Aviva – who had naming rights since 2010 - had agreed a last-minute, one-year extension last season. The agreement, says the report, may see a regular competitive league fixture played on US soil. The talk in the US is that a game is set to be played on 6 April 2019 betwe...

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  • 4C Tracks Social Presence Of World Cup Brands

    Data science company 4C has revealed the results of its Rugby World Cup tracking on social media, providing insight into the behavior of 1.5 billion unique social media users across 250,000 interest categories, 50,000 brands, 6,000 TV programmes and 41 languages. Having compared data from before the beginning of the tournament against that of the opening 28 fixtures of the group stage, 4C found that Heineken generated the most growth in social media audience among official tournament sponsors w...

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  • Eir Sport Follows Ireland Tour

    eir Sport have confirmed that they will have exclusive live coverage of Ireland's three summer tour matches - the New Jersey opener against the USA and the two clashes with RWC 2019 pool opponents Japan - in the coming weeks. Joe Schmidt's men face the Eagles at New Jersey's Red Bull Arena on Saturday, June 10 before flying to Japan for a two-Test series against one of their RWC 2019 pool opponents. Ireland will line out against the hosts of the next World Cup at Ecopa Stadium in Shizuoka on Sat...

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  • Payne To Open Rugby Expo 2015

    With a focus on re-imagining the future of club rugby eight years on from this year’s Rugby World Cup, day one of Rugby Expo 2015 will be opened by legendary sports marketer Michael Payne as he discusses the current trends in building value in sports properties from media to social to sponsorship. Nominated as one of the world’s most influential marketers by Advertising Age, Michael Payne, as director of marketing and broadcast rights for the IOC for over two decades oversaw the turnaround...

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