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  • Fiji Bati Players To Boycott Tests Over Witheld Payments

    ... players. The team pulled off one of the great upsets of the tournament when they defeated co-hosts New Zealand in the quarter-final before losing to Australia in the final four. The Fiji NRL announced a Fiji$4m sponsorship deal (£1.4m or €1.6m) with Vodafone Fiji at the end of last month.  ...

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  • Ireland Connect With Vodafone For Four Years

    The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) and Vodafone Ireland have announced a new four-year sponsorship deal reported to be worth €15m (£11.7m). The agreement, which starts on June 1 ahead of the summer tour to South Africa, will see Ireland's leading total communications provider become official telecoms partner to the IRFU as well as Ireland's main shirt sponsor. The new Canterbury-manufactured Ireland jersey has been revealed at the Aviva Stadium and will be worn by the team in South Africa...

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  • Vodafone To Seal €50m Ireland Kit Deal

    Vodafone is set to become the new main sponsor of the IRFU, replacing telecom competitor Three from after next year's Six Nations tournament, according to widespread reports in the Irish media. The contract, which will see the company's logo displayed on the front of the jersey of the Irish rugby national team, is reportedly worth €50m (approx £36m) over 10 years but the information has yet to be confirmed by the IRFU. O2 Ireland was previously the sponsor of the IRFU, initially striki...

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  • BLK Back In Business

    The financially stricken, Australian holding company of the kit supplier, BLK has been sold to an East Timor-based company and Fiji-based investors for an undisclosed sum. The sports apparel group went into administration in November following what administrators PPB Advisory called “overinvestment on staff, stock and premises” and a natural disaster affecting the company’s Fijian manufacturing base. The company’s new owners are a consortium led by Timor-based oil and energy company Espe...

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  • Almost 10m Tune In For England v Fiji

    A peak total of 9.4 million people tuned in during England’s opening Rugby World Cup match against Fiji on ITV on Friday night, meaning one in four people watching television at the time were watching the rugby. The average audience for the tournament’s opening match was 7.8 million, which makes it the most watched sporting event of 2015, and the viewing figures for the other fixtures so far have been broadly positive as well. An average of 3.2 million people watched the opening eight games,...

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  • Irish Sponsorship Market To Grow 7% To €173m In 2017

    The Irish sponsorship market is expected to grow by around 7% to around €173m (£147m) according to the latest annual Onside Sponsorship Industry Survey. The increase will come from new sponsorship opportunities such as the Women’s Rugby World Cup which takes place in Ireland later this year and ‘sponsor switching’ on some of Ireland’s larger sponsorship assets, according to Onside. According to John Trainor, founder and CEO of Onside: “sponsorship spend will continue its annual grow...

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  • Exiles Make O’Toole Permanent Commercial Director

    London Irish have appointed Jim O’Toole as their new commercial director on a permanent basis after he spent the last five months as a consultant at the club. He became the Exiles’ interim commercial director towards the end of February after Richard Marsh left the role rather suddenly and chief executive Andy Martin has been impressed with the impact he has made. “Jim has made a strong start to his time with London Irish and we will be announcing several exciting new partners in the comin...

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  • Behind the Brand - KooGa

      Who are they? – KooGa Rugby is the world’s leading rugby specific brand   What’s the history? – KooGa Rugby Ltd was formed in 1997 by Bill Newton and Shak Anwar. Both had experience in the sports retail trade and spotted a gap in the market for a specific rugby wear brand. Previously, rugby players had been using ‘hand-me-down’ football clothing and as both codes were becoming professional, the kit had to follow!   Who’s the boss? – Two directors: Bill Newton – Product and...

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  • RLWC2013 Says Ticket Sales Are On Target

    RLWC2013 has told Running Rugby that ticket sales for this year’s Rugby League World Cup are on target and it is happy with the progress. It has been reported that 35,000 tickets (around half of the Old Trafford capacity) have been sold for the World Cup final and organisers insist that other games are also selling well and that they are on course to achieve their 500,000 sales target. The focus so far has been firmly on selling tickets for the final, the semi-final double-header at Wembley an...

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  • IRB Investment to Bring a Taste of 2015

    The IRB's Strategic Investment (SI) in arranging international fixtures for priority Tier 2 and 3 unions will bring a taste of 2015 to the UK and Ireland this November with international rugby finding it's way to Colwyn Bay, Aberdeen, Limerick, Gloucester and Oxford as well as the more established international venues.      IRB International Rugby Series will feature 12 IRB Strategic Investment Unions are in addition to the Tier One v Tier Two fixtures within the international tours an...

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