Rugby World Cups

  • Rugby World Cup Confirms IMG As Archive Partner

    ... events and the official Rugby World Cup archive is hot property containing many unforgettable sporting moments. The IRB and Rugby World Cup Limited look forward to continuing its successful partnership with IMG to manage the archive as we build towards Rugby World Cups in England and Japan and an opportunity to showcase the sport to new audiences around the World.”...

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  • IRB Chief to Step Down

    ... Miller has been in charge of the IRB for 10 years. During this time he has overseen three World Cups, the re-inlcusion of Rugby in the Olympic Games and the expansion of the HSBC Sevens World Series. “Rugby is in a great place as it looks forward to Rugby World Cups in England and Japan, Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow, Women’s Rugby World Cup in France and the Olympics in Rio in 2016,” said Miller. “The game has grown around the World and with its major events going to Asia and Easter...

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  • Sky Wins Rights To Junior And Women’s World Cups

    The IRB has revealed that Sky Sports has won the UK broadcasting rights for both the Women’s Rugby World Cup and IRB Junior World Championship taking place later this year. Sky has aired previous editions of the tournaments, including the record-breaking Women’s Rugby World Cup 2010, and further information on the details of the rights and any other bidders have not been released. Pool matches, semi-finals and finals of both the women’s tournament in Paris from 1-17 August  and the junior...

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  • World Rugby Entrusts IMG With Licensing Programme Until 2023

    World Rugby has appointed IMG to manage its global licensing and merchandising programme for the next two Rugby World Cups and additional tournaments. Rugby World Cup 2019 and 2023 will serve as IMG’s primary focus, as will the Women’s Rugby World Cup, World Rugby U20 Championship and the World Rugby brand. Through the representation agreement, IMG will target both core category and creative licensees to design, produce and distribute lines of apparel, fan, lifestyle and leisure products, wh...

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  • 4Sight Sport To Help RFL Capitalise On RLWC2013

    The Rugby Football League (RFL) has announced a new partnership with 4Sight Sport & Leisure to support its focus on fan engagement and customer relationship management (CRM) strategies and further capitalise on the success of Rugby League World Cup 2013 (RLWC2013). 4Sight were the CRM & data marketing agency partner for the RLWC2013, delivering data driven fan engagement activities as part of the overall marketing strategy for the tournament. 4Sight will now focus on a series of data led...

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  • Cockerill Signs New Tigers Contract

    Leicester Tigers director of Rugby Richard Cockerill has signed a new three-year contract with the Welford Road club. The former England hooker became Tigers head coach during the 2008/09 season and was named director of Rugby in July 2010. He has led the club to Premiership Finals in each of his four seasons in charge, winning the title in 2009 and 2010, as well as taking the team to a Heineken Cup Final in 2009 and lifting the LV= Cup this season. Tigers chairman Peter Tom CBE said: “We are...

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  • Lions Return In RLIF Four-Year Programme

    A combined Great Britain touring side will return in 2019 as part of a new four-year calendar agreed by the RLIF in Sydney this week. The four-year cycle, beginning in 2018, will include a New Zealand tour to Europe and an Emerging Nations championship in 2018, followed by a Lions Tour to the southern hemisphere in 2019, and a Kangaroos Tour to Europe in 2020. The Kangaroos Tour will feature at least three test matches against England and one against France. The final year of the next cycle, 202...

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  • Munster Strike Deal With SEAT

    Munster have signed a new sponsorship deal with SEAT, part of the Volkswagen Group, which will see the brand sponsor the Munster Schools Senior and Junior Cups for the coming three years. The agreement, which means SEAT will become the club's 'official car partner', also involves the firm supporting pre-season games and becoming title sponsor of the ‘SEAT Series’ with the action beginning against Gloucester on 24 August. Another car manufacturer, Toyota, was the club's principal sponsor...

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  • Sky's Francis Booked For Rugby Expo "Game Changer" Lecture

    Sky Sports managing director Barney Francis is to deliver the inaugural ‘Game Changer’ lecture which closes the opening day of Rugby Expo 2016 at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry on Thursday 3 November. Francis, who joined Sky Sports in 1999 and was appointed MD in 2009, is a highly experienced and respected sports media professional whose unique perspective on the relationship between sports and broadcasters has been forged on the front line of delivering live coverage as well as in the boardroom....

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  • Fan Focus - Gordon Macdonald

    ... and entertain an old friend and All Blacks supporter from Monaco.   What games are you going to? Two quarter-finals in Marseilles, two semi-finals in Paris and the final, plus the third-place match that’s also in Paris.   Have you been to previous Rugby World Cups? Yes. In 1991 went to games in London, Edinburgh, Dublin and Paris. I had great fun getting 15 or so New Zealand fans to wear red roses to the final. The 1999 event was memorable for hosting French and New Zealand friends during t...

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