World Rugby

  • Rugby's World Challenge

    With the IRB standing to make a huge loss, have Rugby bosses dropped the ball by returning the Rugby World Cup to New Zealand? From a sporting perspective, New Zealand is the ideal host for the pinnacle of World Rugby union. The all-conquering All Blacks co-hosted and won the first ever Rugby World Cup (RWC) in 1987 and are the leading points scorers of all time. However, from a business standpoint, the IRB (International Rugby Board) stands to make a loss on all fronts. For the complete...

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  • Rugby World Cup Confirms IMG As Archive Partner

    IMG has been announced as official Worldwide archive partner of the Rugby World Cup for the next seven years until the end of 2020, which encompasses the World Cups in England in 2015 and in Japan in 2019. The deal means IMG will manage footage and programming from all World Cups and its customers will be able to watch every single game ever played in its history, dating back to 1987. Senior vice president of IMG Media, Richard Wise said: “We are proud to be confirmed as the IRB’s exclusi...

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  • RWC2015 Brings In Shaun The Sheep

    Rugby World Cup Limited and Elite Sports Properties (ESP), the company responsible for managing Rugby World Cup 2015 (RWC2015) licensing agreements, are planning to use the animated TV character ‘Shaun the Sheep’ to attract a younger audience to the tournament. The campaign will see Shaun the Sheep wearing an official RWC2015 kit and a range of stationary, apparel and giftware will be available.Sean Clarke, head of Aardman rights, said in a statement: “Shaun the Sheep is a family favouri...

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  • DHL Backs World Sevens Series

    DHL, the official logistics partner of Rugby World Cup 2015, has underscored its commitment to the global game by extending its partnership with the men's and women's HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series for another year. With sevens generating greater attention around the World ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the 2015/16 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series is set to showcase the sports across 10 major international destinations. DHL's support will also include logistics provision for some of the team...

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  • Puressentiel Partners World Rugby

    Beauty and aromatherapy brand Puressentiel has agreed a four-year deal to become an official partner of World Rugby. The company will be associated with tournaments like the Under 20 Championship, men's and women's HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series and Women's Rugby World Cup and will promote Rugby in strategic markets, while gaining brand exposure to new audiences Worldwide. Puressentiel will also work with World Rugby to design and deliver a range of sporting lifestyle products for the internat...

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  • Michael Hawker Appointed RWCL Board Director

    Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) has announced the appointment of Australian Rugby Union Chairman Michael Hawker AM as a Director of the Rugby World Cup Board. Hawker’s appointment follows unanimous approval by the IRB Executive Committee. He joins IRB Chairman Bernard Lapasset, IRB Vice Chairman Oregan Hoskins, WRU Chairman David Pickering and IRB Chief Executive Brett Gosper on the Board, which is responsible for all Rugby World Cup properties. Hawker, who also sits on the IRB Executive Commit...

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

    ... secured the rights. “It’s fantastic that this summer we will have the best women’s Rugby on Sky, adding to our strong year-round portfolio of women’s sport,” he said. “It’s also great news that we’ll get to showcase the future stars of World Rugby in the Junior World Championship across our channels. Both tournaments are going to be excellent additions to our unrivalled coverage of the game and our summer of live sport.” IRB chairman Bernard Lapasset added: “Sky Sports are r...

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  • The RFL looking for rooms for 2013 World Cup

    The Rugby Football League (RFL) has officially opened the sponsorship tender process for the upcoming 2013 Rugby League World Cup, by calling for tenders for official hotel and airline partners. The tournament's accommodation and travel requirements will be substantial, with over 10,000 rooms required during the tournament throughout England and Wales. Therefore, as hosts, The RFL, on behalf of the Rugby League International Federation (RLIF), is looking for operators to supply accommodation an...

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  • IRB Chief to Step Down

    It was announced last Friday that Mike Miller, chief executive officer of the International Rugby Board (IRB) and managing director of Rugby World Cup Limited will step down from his roles at the end of January. 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 Japa...

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  • IRFU Considering World Cup Bid

    The Sunday Independent has revealed that the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) are considering a bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Philip Browne, the chief executive of the IRFU confirmed to the newspaper that it was something they are looking into but political support would be crucial. “It's something that we've looked at in the past and coming back from New Zealand (from the 2011 Rugby World Cup) and seeing what they were able to do there, we said ‘let's have a look at it again’,” Bro...

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