United States

  • Rhino Reveals Las Vegas Sevens Ball Deal

    ... Twickenham Stadium, Rhino Rugby has announced that a wide-ranging tie up with New York-based United World Sports has been concluded United World Sports is a sports management company that owns and runs several leading rugby events and media properties in the United States, including the renowned Las Vegas Sevens, part of the IRB’s HSBC World Sevens Series, which won the ‘Rugby Event of the Year’ Award at the Rugby Expo Awards Dinner last year. As part of the agreement, Rhino Rugby balls...

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  • US Bid For 2021 RLWC

    Sydney-based sports marketing and event management company Moore Sports International  has submitted an official bid to take the Rugby League World Cup 2021 to the United States. "We are honoured and excited at the opportunity to showcase this sport to this nation - and the nation to this sport," said Jason Moore, the Australian chief executive of Moore Sports. "Rugby league already has a strong following in several major US markets and, should the 2021 World Cup be staged in the United States,...

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  • Gosper Endorses 6 Nations Game In USA

    Brett Gosper, the chief executive of the International Rugby Board (IRB), says he would welcome the prospect of a Six Nations match being staged in the United States, reports The Daily Telegraph. A record crowd of 62,000 attended the US Eagles' match against New Zealand at Soldier Field in Chicago last weekend and Gosper told the Telegraph that staging a Six Nations match in the States would have a "terrific" impact for growing the sport by broadening its appeal in the most competitive sports m...

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  • US And England Face Play Off To Host 2021 RLWC

    England are set to for a play-off with the United States in a bid to host the 2021 Rugby League World Cup. Rugby League International Federation chief executive, David Collier has revealed that after receiving initial interest from four countries, the shortlist has been reduced to two, with the winner to be announced during the 2016 Four Nations Series in November. Collier declined to reveal the final two but Press Association understands the choice will be made between the Rugby Football League...

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  • MyRepublic To Sponsor All Blacks Tour

    Internet provider MyRepublic has signed as title sponsor to New Zealand's Northern Tour this November. The All Blacks will play the United States in Chicago followed by matches away to England, Scotland and Wales. MyRepublic, which also operates in Singapore, recently launched in New Zealand and aims to unleash the potential of fibre broadband for households throughout New Zealand. MyRepublic managed director Vaughan Baker said: "When we looked at partnerships, the All Blacks stood out with thei...

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  • Lions Weigh Up USA Trip Ahead Of NZ Tour

    The British and Irish Lions are considering a warm-up fixture in the United States as part of their tour to New Zealand in 2017. Lions chief executive John Feehan confirmed to The Guardian that the US had tendered a bid to stage a fixture and, although he insisted no decision had been made yet, he admitted: "If we have an extra game, they'd certainly be one of the better bets." The Lions played a fixture against the Barbarians in Hong Kong in 2013 ahead of their Australia tour, a game that broug...

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  • Sodexo Expands Sports Position By Acquiring Centerplate

    Sodexo has signed an agreement to acquire Centerplate, Inc. a provider of food and beverage, merchandise and hospitality services at sports facilities, convention centres and entertainment facilities in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Spain, for US$675 million (£506m or €574m) from Olympus Partners. Tracing its roots to 1929, Centerplate, Inc. is the fourth largest operator by revenue in the United States sports & leisure market, the largest market globally. Centerplate...

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  • US Pro League Gets Go Ahead

    A new professional club rugby league in the United States is set to become a reality with the action getting underway as early as April 2016. PRO Rugby, the organisation behind the new league, has revealed that the competition will initially be contested by six teams from “major metropolitan areas in the north-east, the Rocky Mountains and California” and each will play 10 fixtures between April and July. Canadian teams are also set to join the league in 2017 and, while the first six teams a...

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  • MLR Forms A New Plan For Pro Rugby In The US

    Professional rugby union in the United States will rise again in 2018 in the form of Major League Rugby (MLR) which claimed in a press release late last week that it will become the premier rugby competition in the United States. Formed and owned mostly by a group of pre-existing domestic clubs the inaugural league will feature nine teams in a competition to run in the spring of 2018 and to climax before the June international test window. MLR will launch with members in: Glendale, CO; Kansas Ci...

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  • Rugby Expo Las Vegas!

    ... excited about,” said John Hockey, chairman of Rugby Ventures Ltd. Jonathan First, president of United World Sports, added: “We are excited to be able to confirm our partnership with Rugby Expo that will see the first ever Rugby Expo take place in the United States during the 2015 USA Sevens in Las Vegas. "As our HSBC World Series 7s event has grown in popularity here in Las Vegas so has our determination to provide more opportunities for players, coaches and fans to build their rugby knowl...

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