Rugby Union News Articles

Too Big To Miss RWC campaign launched - 02 Sep 2014

England Rugby 2015, organisers of next year's Rugby World Cup, has launched an international marketing campaign ahead of next week's tickets release, which go on general sale from 12th to 29th September.  read more

Wasps goes Pins and Stripes in new deal - 01 Sep 2014

Wasps has agreed a new partnership that will see Pins & Stripes become the club's Official Tailors, ahead of the new season. read more

IRB reveals plans for World Rugby rebrand - 28 Aug 2014

The International Rugby Board (IRB) has announced it will undergo a second name change in 16 years from November, when it will formally become known as World Rugby, as part of a global rebranding programme. read more

Rugby World Cup reveals training bases - 26 Aug 2014

England has secured Pennyhill Park as the host nation’s main training base for the Rugby World Cup 2015, after event organisers unveiled the full list of team bases for the competition. read more

Tuilagi joins Paragon Sports Management - 20 Aug 2014

England centre Manusamoa Tuilagi has joined Paragon Sports Management’s expanding rugby division, which also includes Carlin Isles, the player dubbed ‘the fastest man in Rugby,’ and England veteran Mike Catt.  read more

RWC 2015 finalises ticket details - 18 Aug 2014

Rugby World Cup 2015 organisers have confirmed the final ticketing details ahead of the event, with tickets set to go on sale to the general public next month. read more

Irn-Bru joins Scottish Rugby team - 18 Aug 2014

Scottish Rugby has announced AG Barr, the company famous for Irn-Bru, as the governing body’s official soft drink partner – who will also provide the team and supporters with spring water brand Strathmore and Barr Cola. read more

London Irish signs third successive deal - 18 Aug 2014

English rugby union outfit London Irish has agreed a third deal in the space of one week after announcing its latest partnership with drinks brand iPro. read more

Premiership Rugby finds time for sponsor - 15 Aug 2014

Premiership Rugby has agreed a new two-year partnership deal with Citizen that will see the watch brand raise awareness of its new global brand statement: 'Better Starts Now’, as well as develop educational and charity initiatives with the rugby organisation. read more

Twickenham to host Champions Cup final - 13 Aug 2014

Twickenham has been selected to host the European Rugby Champions Cup final on 2nd May next year, following a successful bid from the RFU for the inaugural event. read more

RFU appoints Hill for consultancy role - 01 Aug 2014

Former England flanker Richard Hill MBE has joined the RFU as player pathway liaison manager, which will see the World Cup winner take up a consultancy role with England’s international performance coaches. read more

Webb Ellis Cup completes Madagascar leg - 21 Jul 2014

The Webb Ellis Cup has completed the fourth leg of its international Trophy Tour, taking in the sights of Madagascar, while also coinciding with the Rugby World Cup 2015 qualifier for Africa 1 that saw Namibia confirm their place in Pool C alongside New Zealand, Argentina, Tonga, and Georgia for next year’s tournament in England. read more

Brian O’Driscoll signs with BT Sport - 17 Jul 2014

Brian O'Driscoll has revealed one of the next steps in his career, after confirming that he will join the BT Sport rugby team as a rugby expert and brand ambassador. read more

RFU gets Kinc in RWC 2015 campaign - 16 Jul 2014

The KINC has been appointed by the Rugby Football Union to implement its activation strategy in the run up to Rugby World Cup 2015. read more

Guinness takes on Pro12 title sponsorship - 11 Jul 2014

Guinness has replaced RaboDirect as the new title sponsor of rugby union’s Pro12 competition, to be renamed the Guinness Pro12. read more

Global tender applications for Sevens - 02 Jul 2014

International Rugby Board Chairman Bernard Lapasset has hailed the global growth of rugby sevens after the International Federation confirmed it had received tender documents from 17 National Unions wishing to host a round of the IRB Sevens World Series from 2015/16. read more

Robshaw drives Women’s RWC support - 01 Jul 2014

England Men’s captain Chris Robshaw and England Rugby have launched a new campaign calling on the nation to get behind the England Women’s team ahead of the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2014 in Paris this August.  read more

Serge Betsen launches Rugby Bike Challenge - 01 Jul 2014

Former London Wasps and France flanker Serge Betsen is inviting visitors to the Tour de France Fan Park in Green Park, to take part in a unique bike challenge with professional rugby players, in a bid to raise funds for the Serge Betsen Academy, with the support of Velo-GoGo. read more

Webb Ellis Cup Tour completes Fiji visit - 30 Jun 2014

The Webb Ellis Cup has completed the third leg of the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour, delivered in partnership with Land Rover and DHL, in Fiji. read more

Webb Ellis Cup completes trip Down Under - 23 Jun 2014

The Webb Ellis Cup has completed the second leg of the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour in Australia, with a two day visit to Sydney that saw former captain George Gregan take the trophy to the Blue Mountains, youngsters get hold of the cup at a local Grammar School, and ex-player Nathan Sharpe takes on a boomerang challenge.  read more

Rugby World Cup Trophy goes down under - 18 Jun 2014

The Webb Ellis Cup has touched down for the second leg of the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour, following its visit of Japan by arriving in Sydney, Australia.  read more

O2 Priority launches Ultimate Fan comp - 17 Jun 2014

England Rugby partner O2 has announced its latest phase of its Priority activation, launching a search to find England’s Ultimate Fan.  read more

O2 Priority launches Ultimate Fan comp - 16 Jun 2014

England Rugby partner O2 has announced its latest phase of its Priority activation, launching a search to find England’s Ultimate Fan.  read more

adidas announces partnership with Quins - 12 Jun 2014

adidas has announced a new partnership with Premiership Rugby team, Harlequins. The brand will provide a new Home, Away & Training kit for the 2014-15 squad which includes a large contingent of England internationals. read more

Scottish Rugby Posts Record Turnover - 11 Jun 2014

As its international team continues with its season-ending tour of North America, Scottish Rugby’s business results of the last 12 months have been declared the strongest in their history. read more

Quins announce DHL as new lead partner - 10 Jun 2014

Harlequins rugby club has announced a new five-year deal with DHL which will see the brand become the Aviva Premiership club’s lead partner.  read more

Try Outs underway to find RWC pack - 06 Jun 2014

England Rugby 2015, the organising committee for Rugby World Cup 2015, has unveiled the next phase of its volunteer programme, to find the 6,000 members of 'The Pack' who will welcome the world to England in 2015. read more

MaxiNutrition & Lawes unveil expanded range - 03 Jun 2014

MaxiNutrition has launched its latest breakthrough, described by the sports nutrition brand as a ‘world’s first’, with the unveiling of a Creatine Milk with the help of brand ambassador and England rugby star Courtney Lawes.  read more

RWC Trophy tour kicks off in Japan - 02 Jun 2014

The Webb Ellis Cup has kicked off its worldwide tour with a stop in Japan, the first of 15 countries that the coveted prize will visit over the next 12 months in the lead up to Rugby World Cup 2015, hosted in England and Cardiff.  read more

RFU announces professional services deal - 29 May 2014

The Rugby Football Union has announced EY as the Official Professional Services Supplier to England Rugby, expanding an existing relationship after the firm was appointed as the governing body’s official tax advisor 18 months ago. read more

Legends Rugby joins School of Hard Knocks - 29 May 2014

Legends Rugby has announced a new partnership with the School of Hard Knocks, a social inclusion charity that uses sport to tackle issues surrounding unemployment, antisocial behaviour, crime and health using its wide range of high profile individuals from within and outside of sport. read more

Puma reveals expanded Arsenal partnership - 23 May 2014

Newly crowned FA Cup winners Arsenal FC have revealed that Puma, their new kit manufacturer, has acquired a set of additional licensing rights, that will see the sportswear brand ‘develop, distribute and market’ club-branded merchandise around the world, through its affiliated companies such as Cobra Puma Golf and Brandon. read more

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