Rugby Union News Articles

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

BBC TO SCREEN AUTUMN INTERNATIONALS - 27 Oct 2010

The BBC will broadcast all of Ireland, Scotland and Wales’ Autumn International fixtures this year following a series of new deals announced by BBC Sport. read more

EDEN PARK AGREES 6-YEAR RFU DEAL - 22 Oct 2010

French clothing company Eden Park has agreed a long-term deal with the Rugby Football Union (RFU) as its official formalwear provider.

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AVIVA LAUNCHES SCHOOLS RUGBY PROGRAMME - 21 Oct 2010

Aviva and Premiership Rugby has launched a new schools rugby programme in a bid to broaden interest and participation in the game. read more

LIONS START 2013 TOUR WITH HONG KONG MATCH - 19 Oct 2010

The British and Irish Lions has announced that it will kick off the 2013 tour to Australia with a match in Hong Kong.

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SARACENS RULES OUT WEMBLEY MOVE - 18 Oct 2010

Saracens chief executive Edward Griffiths has ruled out both Wembley and the Olympic Stadium as potential permanent homes for the Aviva Premiership club.

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RFU DENIES COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY IS REDUCED - 15 Oct 2010

Speaking exclusively to SportIndustry.biz Peter Thomas, RFU director of corporate communications and public affairs, has hit back at media claims that the RFU has cracked down on England players’ commercial activities during the World Cup in New Zealand next year.

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ITV BOOSTS RUGBY TIES WITH HEINEKEN CUP - 12 Oct 2010

ITV has boosted its rugby content after agreeing a two-year deal with the ERC, organiser of the Heineken Cup and the Amlin Challenge Cup, to broadcast highlights from the rugby union events on ITV4.

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