Rugby Union News Articles

RWC forced out of Christchurch - 16 Mar 2011

The Rugby World Cup 2011 tournament partners have unanimously decided that the New Zealand city of Christchurch will be unable to host the seven World Cup matches scheduled to be played at the Lancaster Park Stadium. read more

Fairplay to help excluded youngsters - 02 Mar 2011

Fairplay, a rugby programme for young people excluded from mainstream education, has revealed results from a recent research project - suggesting that a vast majority of parents believe that playing a competitive sport such as rugby, would greatly improve their teenager’s behavior and even their academic performance. read more

New Zealand will host all RWC matches - 23 Feb 2011

Following the tragic events in Christchurch this week, the Rugby World Cup organising committee has assured the country that no matches will be moved from the New Zealand shores. read more

Aviva unveils online club rugby show - 14 Feb 2011

Domestic rugby's first ever online rugby show 'Aviva Behind the Badge', has launched after a collaboration between Premiership Rugby and title sponsor, Aviva. read more

London Irish unveils ad hoc marketing stunt - 11 Feb 2011

Aviva Premiership rugby club London Irish has launched an ad hoc marketing stunt after a life-size cut-out cardboard figure of scrum-half Paul Hodgson was stolen from a pub in Reading. read more

Canterbury announces new brand ambassador - 08 Feb 2011

Rugby sportswear supplier Canterbury of New Zealand has announced Will Greenwood as their new brand ambassador. read more

Guinness names new marketing director - 07 Feb 2011

Oliver Loomes, the marketing and innovation director for Diageo Ireland, has been promoted to the role of global brand director for Guinness. read more

GREENE KING IPA EXTENDS RFU DEAL - 04 Feb 2011

Greene King IPA has announced that its sponsorship of the RFU, together with its ‘official beer of England Rugby’ title, has been extended until the end of the 2011/12 season, which will take the partnership into its sixth year. read more

HIGHLAND SPRING SEALS SCOTTISH RUGBY TIE-UP - 04 Feb 2011

Highland Spring has sealed a new partnership with Scottish Rugby that sees the company become the official bottled water partner to the national team as well as Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh Rugby. read more

London Irish strikes Lebara Mobile deal - 02 Feb 2011

Aviva Premiership rugby club London Irish has unveiled Lebara Mobile as a new kit sponsor for the 2010/11 season. read more

GUINNESS EXTENDS RUGBY TIES WITH 6 NATIONS DEAL - 20 Jan 2011

Diageo brand Guinness has strengthened its relationship with rugby by announcing a deal to become the official beer partner of the RBS 6 Nations. read more

EMC EXTENDS LONDON WASPS DEAL TO 2012 - 19 Jan 2011

EMC Computer Systems has extended its sponsorship deal with Aviva Premiership team London Wasps to 2012. read more

BOLLINGER CHAMPAGNE EXTENDS RFU DEAL - 17 Jan 2011

Bollinger Champagne has renewed its commercial deal with the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and England Rugby.

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Wilkinson, O'Driscoll front Gillette ad - 13 Jan 2011

Gillette has launched a new multi-media UK advertising campaign featuring rugby stars Jonny Wilkinson and Brian O’Driscoll to promote the brand’s Fusion ProGlide product range. read more

STEELE REVEALS RFU STRUCTURE OVERHAUL - 07 Jan 2011

John Steele, chief executive of the Rugby Football Union, has announced a major overhaul of the organisation's structure. read more

WASPS TO PLAY HARLEQUINS IN ABU DHABI - 06 Jan 2011

London Wasps has confirmed that the LV= Cup clash with Harlequins will be staged in Abu Dhabi later this month. read more

RFU APPOINTS VAUGHAN AS RWC 2015 CEO - 15 Dec 2010

Paul Vaughan will become the new CEO of England Rugby 2015, the tournament organising company that will deliver the Rugby World Cup. read more

F1 AND RUGBY MOURNS WALKINSHAW - 14 Dec 2010

Owner of Gloucester Rugby Club and former F1 team chief Tom Walkinshaw has died aged 64 after a long battle with cancer.

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RBS AGREES SPONSORSHIP OF SCOTTISH RUGBY - 07 Dec 2010

Royal Bank of Scotland has signed an agreement to become the principal partner of Scottish Rugby from the national side to grass roots level.

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RFU TOUGHENS STANCE ON OVERSEAS PLAYERS - 03 Dec 2010

The Rugby Football Union has issued a sound warning to English players plying their trade overseas that they run the risk of not being selected for the national team after the Rugby World Cup in 2011. read more

Société Générale SIGNS UP TO RUGBY WORLD CUPS - 01 Dec 2010

Société Générale has become the official bank to the Rugby World Cup 2011 and the 2015 tournament in England.

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LAND ROVER SEALS RUGBY WORLD CUP DEAL - 24 Nov 2010

Land Rover has bolstered its ties with rugby after agreeing a deal with the International Rugby Board to become an official sponsor of the Rugby World Cup 2011 in New Zealand and Worldwide Partner of the 2015 World Cup in England. read more

SALE SHARKS GETS DOUBLE SPONSOR BOOST - 24 Nov 2010

In a new partnership Printerland.co.uk has teamed up with Lexmark, a developer of printing and imaging solutions, to jointly sponsor the Sale Sharks shirt sleeves and shorts for the remainder of the 2010/11 Season. read more

TAG HEUER AGREES DEAL WITH RFU - 23 Nov 2010

Watch manufacturer’s TAG Heuer has signed an agreement with the RFU to become the official watch of England Rugby. read more

LIONS LAUNCHES NEW TRAVEL COMPANY - 19 Nov 2010

The British & Irish Lions has announced the launch of its first dedicated travel company Lions Rugby Travel.

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RFU POSTS LOSS DUE TO FEWER FIXTURES - 18 Nov 2010

The Rugby Football Union has announced a reduction in pretax profits, citing the lack of England matches at Twickenham as the main reason. read more

SARACENS PLANS TO REDEVELOP STADIUM - 11 Nov 2010

Saracens has confirmed it will be entering into discussions with the London Borough of Barnet about the possibility of relocating the club and developing Barnet Copthall Stadium into a new multi-purpose sports venue.

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RFU LOOKS TO OUTDO BOKS IN DIGITAL CAMPAIGN - 11 Nov 2010

England and South Africa will be involved in a different type of battle ahead of their Investec International clash at Twickenham – as the RFU looks to outdo SARU on Facebook. read more

IRB INSISTS USA WILL HOST RWC SOON - 11 Nov 2010

International Rugby Board chief Mike Miller has indicated that it is only a matter of time until the Rugby World Cup will be held in the United States. read more

WALES STRUGGLING TO SHIFT SPRINGBOK TICKETS - 08 Nov 2010

The Welsh Rugby Union is struggling to sell tickets for the Autumn International match against South Africa
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EMC SEALS SCOTLAND RUGBY TIE-UP - 03 Nov 2010

EMC Computer Systems Limited has signed a three-year agreement with the Scotland Rugby Union to sponsor Scotland’s Autumn Tests until 2012.

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GUINNESS SEALS INTERNATIONAL DEALS - 02 Nov 2010

Diageo brand Guinness has extended its rugby ties by sealing partnerships with the English, Scottish and Welsh rugby unions. read more

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