Rugby World Cup 2019

  • £50m Shortfall Predicted By Japan 2019 Organisers

    Japan Today has reported that Yoshiro Mori, vice president of the organizing committee for Rugby World Cup 2019, said last week that the inability to use the new national stadium will cost organizers 10 billion yen (£50m). Speaking in Tokyo, Mori said the government’s decision to scrap the original plan, that would have had an 80,000-seat stadium ready for the 2019 event, will result in reduced revenues for the Rugby World Cup. He apparenty said that to make up for the shortfall, 2019 organis...

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  • Tokyo Stadium Not Ready for RWC 2019

    ... Rugby officials by surprise, coming just months after they had publicly announced that the new Tokyo stadium would host the final. "World Rugby is extremely disappointed by today's announcement that the new National Stadium will not be ready to host Rugby World Cup 2019 matches despite repeated assurances to contrary from the Japan Rugby 2019 Organising Committee and Japan Sports Council," World Rugby said in a statement on Friday. "The National Stadium was a compelling and important pi...

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  • Canon Extend RWC Sponsorship To 2019

    ... Canon first partnered with England 2015 event that delivered global brand exposure through unprecedented broadcast, digital and social coverage. World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont said: "We are delighted to be extending our relationship with Canon as a Rugby World Cup 2019 official sponsor. "Canon is an important supporter of Rugby in Japan, an innovator in its field and a perfect match for our premier event. "This exciting relationship underscores the significant global appeal of the first Ru...

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  • Abernethy As RWC 2019 General Manager

    ... his current home in Singapore, where he is deputy managing director at Singapore Sports Hub. Prior to his career in sports management, he represented Australia as a swimmer and is a World championship medallist. Tournament Director Alan Gilpin said: "Rugby World Cup 2019 promises to be a game-changing event for Rugby. It is the first time the tournament is being held in Asia and it presents an enormous opportunity for us to grow the game beyond its traditional heartlands. "This role requires a...

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  • RWC2019 Travel Agent Process Started

    ... invited to register their interest before the 7 April deadline. The appointment process will be managed by Sports Travel and Hospitality Group (STH), the exclusive global rights holder for the accommodation bank, travel and hospitality programmes for Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. Official travel agents will be appointed this year and will be able to promote and sell ticket-inclusive packages from early 2018. With 400,000 international visitors anticipated for the first Rugby World Cup to be he...

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  • SECOM Sponsors As Japan 2019 To Announce Fixtures And Tickets Two Years Out

    World Rugby has announced that SECOM has become an official sponsor of Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. The security firm is partnering RWC for the first time, but is a long-standing partner of Rugby in the host nation through the Japan Rugby Football Union, Sunwolves Super Rugby team and the Top League. Under the deal, SECOM will provide security expertise to the tournament organisers to support operational delivery for the tournament that will be played across 12 host cities. SECOM Co. Ltd. pres...

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  • Mastercard Last Of Big Six To Renew For Japan 2019

    It has been reported that World Rugby and Mastercard have renewed their partnership for Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan taking the sponsorship roster to the same six brands that backed RWC 2015. Mastercard rejoins the main international Rugby event for the third time and will be the “Preferred Credit Card and the Official Payment System” for Japan 2019. The announcement is testament to Rugby World Cup's strong commercial interest ahead of the event’s first occasion in Asia. Having already co...

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  • World Rugby Wants New Japan 2019 Plan By End Of September

    ... venue and wants to see progress by the end of September. A statement from World Rugby read: “Following a detailed analysis of the impact of the Japanese government’s disappointing decision to remove the new National Stadium from the inventory of Rugby World Cup 2019 host venues, World Rugby has set out a revised roadmap for the Japan Rugby 2019 organising committee to deliver key assurances regarding the successful delivery of the tournament. "These are designed to ensure that Rugby World C...

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  • Dentsu Appointed To Find Local Partners For RWC2019

    World Rugby has announced that advertising and marketing firm Dentsu has acquired a substantial package of official sponsor and supplier rights for Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. A partner of the Japan Rugby Football Union and Japan Rugby 2019 organising committee, Dentsu is a committed supporter of Rugby in Asia, one of the game's fastest-growing markets. The agreement was made in conjunction with IMG, World Rugby's commercial sales agent for Rugby World Cup 2019, which is responsible for sales...

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  • Japan 2019 President Discusses Challenges

    The president of the Japan 2019 organising committee, Akira Shimazu, has talked to the BBC about the ticketing challenges his team is facing at the next Rugby World Cup. Please find an excerpt from the article below: "We have 12 host venues but we actually have 19 local governments covering those 12 venues," he says. "I've 40 years' experience working in that World." A World Cup in Japan is by turns exciting and challenging. From the 72,327 capacity at the International Yokohama Stadium - where...

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