Rugby Union News Articles

Stars mark one year to go until England 2015 - 19 Sep 2014

Rugby World Cup organisers marked one year to go until England 2015 kicks off at Twickenham yesterday with a video featuring sporting greats and stars from the world of rugby who share what they plan to achieve in the year leading up to Rugby World Cup 2015. read more

Premiership Rugby confirms new wage cap - 18 Sep 2014

As expected, the Premiership salary cap for next season will rise by £500,000 to £5.5m, with clubs also able to name a second ‘marquee’ player whose wages are excluded from the cap, as long as they arrive from outside the Premiership. read more

Ricoh signs Premiership Rugby partnership - 15 Sep 2014

Imaging and electronics company Ricoh has been announced as an official partner of Premiership Rugby in a long-term agreement that will see the company’s branding be displayed on perimeter advertising boards at all matches in the Aviva Premiership, the top tier of club rugby union in England. read more

RWC ticket-scrum marked by record breaker - 15 Sep 2014

The scrum for Rugby World Cup tickets was marked with a pack of their own for England 2015, as the competition organisers set a new record at Twickenham Stadium to mark tickets going on public sale on Friday. read more

Rugby World Cup tickets go on sale - 12 Sep 2014

Tickets for the Rugby World Cup 2015, hosted by England at the end of next year, have gone on sale from 10am on Friday morning, with the window open until 6pm on Monday 29th September. read more

Wasps launch new media platforms - 12 Sep 2014

Wasps have launched their new website ahead of the first home game against Aviva Premiership champions, Northampton Saints, this weekend - www.wasps.co.uk - featuring a live match day centre and a new video service, Wasps TV. read more

RWC 2015 fans warned against touts - 11 Sep 2014

Ahead of the opening of general ticket sales on Friday, organisers of next year’s Rugby World Cup in England have warned fans against buying tickets other than through official channels. read more

Causeway becomes Wasps Academy partner - 10 Sep 2014

Wasps has confirmed a new deal with Causeway Technologies that will see the software provider re-join the team as the main partner of the Wasps Academy. read more

London Irish star in - 10 Sep 2014

House of Fraser and Howick, one of the department store’s own casual and formal menswear brands, has recruited the London Irish rugby team to help launch “Man’s Wear” as part of a new sponsorship deal between the pair. read more

CBRE to support RFU Schools Programme - 09 Sep 2014

The Rugby Football Union has announced commercial property and real estate services advisor, CBRE, as an Official Supporter to England Rugby - who will also become the Principal Partner of its All Schools programme. read more

Sportlobster teams up with Gloucester Rugby - 09 Sep 2014

Sportlobster, the sports social network, has been named the new official social media partner of Gloucester Rugby, allowing the club and their players to connect with their fans through the network. read more

Quins flex muscles with MaxiNutrition deal - 08 Sep 2014

Harlequins has agreed a new two-year partnership with MaxiNutrition that will see the sports nutrition brand provide the Aviva Premiership rugby team with tailored nutritional support in time for the new season. read more

Etixx signs London Irish partnership - 04 Sep 2014

London Irish have unveiled a new club sponsor ahead of the London Double Header at Twickenham on Saturday, with Etixx set to become the official sports nutrition provider for London Irish Rugby Club for the next three seasons. read more

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

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