SANZAR

  • Marinos Back As SANZAR Chief

    SANZAR has announced former chief executive Andy Marinos will return to the role at the start of next year to replace Kiwi Greg Peters. The South African, who previously served as SANZAR chief between 2008-10, will rejoin the organisation on January 1 from the South African Rugby Union where he was running commercial and marketing operations for the past five years. Marinos' first major task is to oversee the expansion of Super Rugby, with teams from Japan and Argentina, which Peters has joined,...

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  • Sky Signs New Five-Year Southern Hemisphere Rugby Deal

    Sky Sports has signed a new five-year deal with SANZAR to continue to show a wealth of rugby from the southern hemisphere, including England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales summer tours. The agreement means at least 150 games per year will be broadcast on Sky’s channels, with The Rugby Championship another major attraction and Super Rugby, ITM Cup, the Currie Cup, and the National Rugby Championship all set to be shown on Sky Sports for the next five years. The likes of England’s tour to Austra...

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  • All Blacks Get £1.5m Fee to Face England

    ... international window which closes after a full round of six Tests on November 24. New Zealand’s price has gone up almost 50 per cent from marginally more than £1m, Australia’s by substantially more from £850,000. The figures have been fixed by SANZAR, the umbrella organisation representing South Africa, New Zealand and Australia, have been confirmed by sources in England and Wales. “SANZAR have decided that they will only play extra matches outside the agreed window if they got £1.5m p...

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  • Confusion Reigns Over Potential World Club Championship

    Confusion reigns once more over the how close a possible World Club Championship match is to coming to fruition in rugby union with EPCR confirming talks are taking place but SANZAR refuting those suggestions. The European governing body had issued a statement confirming that it is “actively formulating a strategy on how best to organise and market a match in the future between the winners of the European Rugby Champions Cup and the winners of the Super Rugby competition”. However, SANZAR CE...

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  • Sky Secures Rights To England Tours

    Sky has secured a new five-year agreement with SANZAR, the umbrella body representing rugby in New Zealand, Australia and South Africa, to retain the broadcast rights for England's summer tours to the southern hemisphere. As well as maintaining a stranglehold on England's trips down under, the agreement will also see Sky Sports retain the rights to The Rugby Championship and home test matches for the three southern hemisphere giants. They will also have the option on any tours to those three c...

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  • Japan And Argentina Join Super Rugby Expansion

    The expansion of Super Rugby to 18 teams from 2016 is officially complete with SANZAR formally confirming the participation of the Japan Rugby Football Union (JRFU) and Union Argentina de Rugby (UAR). The confirmation, at an executive committee meeting in London last week, will pave the way for the Tokyo and Buenos Aires-based franchises to start contracting players and staff ahead of their entry to the southern hemisphere competition in just over a year.  The Japanese team will be based at Tok...

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  • A Glimpse Of The Future: SANZAR Championship Games In London And An East-Coast US Pro12 Franchise

    The SANZAR Rugby Championship is already considering further games in Europe even before their inaugural northern hemisphere game in October and the Pro12 is considering expanding to the USA. The SANZAAR tournament comes to London for the first time when champions Australia take on Argentina at Twickenham Stadium on October 8, the final game of the series that also includes New Zealand and South Africa. London is seen as a key market for international sporting showpieces with regular season NFL...

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  • Rugby Expo Reveal Speakers

    ... – CEO, England Rugby 2015 James Hogan – President & CEO, Etihad Airways Derek Palmer – Managing director & Executive VP International, Tickets.com Greg Peters – CEO, South African, New Zealand and Australian Rugby (SANZAR) Steve Martin – CEO, M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment Steve Grainger – Rugby development director, Rugby Football Union Dan Jones – Lead partner, sport business group, Deloitte Tomos Grace – Strategic par...

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  • Lions Games To Be Broadcast At 30,000 Feet

    ... also available to passengers travelling by sea and will show the three test matches against Australia on 22 and 29 June and 6 July as well as the other tour matches. It works by sending a video feed to planes and boats via Panasonic and a satellite and SANZAR CEO Greg Peters says it is great that the technology will be used to give more fans access to the Lions tour. “This broadcast partnership is an exciting new development for sport content. The British & Irish Lions Tour commands immen...

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  • ARU Seals Bumper TV Rights Deal

    ... status that we enjoy in the Australian sporting landscape. “And I'm confident that that sort of trend will continue.” Pulver has suggested that the overall broadcast rights package for Super Rugby and other extras, which is still being finalized by SANZAR, will be worth close to A$1 billion (£480 million). Please see below for other related stories: Rugby's Television Rights Going Through The Roof...

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