Rugby Union News Articles

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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EXCLUSIVE SARACENS TICKET OFFER - 11 Oct 2010

Sportindustry.biz is delighted to present all our readers with an exclusive buy one get one free ticket offer for the Saracens v Leinster Heineken Cup match at Wembley Stadium. read more

COKE SIGNS UP TO 2011 RUGBY WORLD CUP - 08 Oct 2010

Coca-Cola has extended its long standing association with the Rugby World Cup by signing a deal to become the official tournament supplier of non-alcoholic beverages for the 2011 tournament in New Zealand. read more

HSBC SIGNS HEADLINE DEAL WITH SEVENS SERIES - 06 Oct 2010

Banking giants HSBC has agreed a landmark deal with the International Rugby Board to become the first ever title sponsor of the IRB Sevens World Series. 

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EASTER UNVEILED AS QBE AMBASSADOR - 16 Sep 2010

England and Harlequins star Nick Easter has been unveiled the latest brand ambassador for business insurance company QBE, the official partner of England Rugby. read more

PREMIERSHIP RUGBY LAUNCHES ONLINE TV - 15 Sep 2010

Premiership Rugby has announced a three-year deal with digital sport specialists Perform to launch Premiership Rugby TV, a new online channel. read more

WILLIAAM COX SIGNS LONDON IRISH DEAL - 14 Sep 2010

Irish architectural glazer company Williaam Cox has signed an agreement with Aviva Premiership club London Irish to become a new kit sponsor and partner. 
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RWC ON COURSE DESPITE EARTHQUAKE - 10 Sep 2010

Organisers of the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand have insisted that the recent earthquake has not affected the preparations in any way.

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DHL signs up as RWC 2011 partner - 06 Sep 2010

Express and logistics firm DHL has signed a deal to become the fourth partner to Rugby World Cup 2011 (RWC 2011). read more

AVIVA TO PUSH RUGBY SPONSORSHIP WITH ADS - 03 Sep 2010

Aviva is set to push its recently acquired title sponsorship of Premiership Rugby with TV adverts showcasing the game’s unsung heroes.

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