Rugby Union News Articles

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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RWC 2011 BEGINS NEXT TICKET PHASE - 27 Aug 2010

Applications for the second ticketing phase for Rugby World Cup 2011 in New Zealand will open on 10th September, 2010 when members of the global Rugby community will be invited to apply for individual match tickets for 45 tournament matches. read more

ESPN names Aviva Premiership rugby host - 17 Aug 2010

ESPN has announced that Mark Durden-Smith, who has covered rugby union for more than six years, is to host the broadcaster’s Aviva Premiership Rugby coverage next season alongside Austin Healey. read more

Guinness rolls out £3m sport campaign - 13 Aug 2010

Beer brand Guinness is unveiling a £3m advertising push in a bid to encourage sports fans into pubs to watch rugby and football.

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RTH WINS RUGBY WORLD CUP CONTRACT - 12 Aug 2010

Rugby Travel & Hospitality (RTH) Limited has been awarded the contract to exclusively create, implement and market the official corporate hospitality and travel programmes for the Rugby World Cup 2015 and 2019. read more

Saracens to stage two games at Wembley - 11 Aug 2010

Aviva Premiership rugby club Saracens has confirmed plans to stage two high-profile fixtures at Wembley this coming season.

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Thomas Cook agrees WRU partnership - 06 Aug 2010

Thomas Cook Sport has bolstered its sporting portfolio after agreeing a deal with he Welsh Rugby Union to become its official travel partner in a three-year deal.

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adidas gives miCoach global push - 04 Aug 2010

adidas has launched a new global marketing campaign in support of its miCoach mobile fitness application which offers specific training plans for a range of sports.  read more

Etihad Airways extends Harlequins deal - 30 Jul 2010

Etihad Airways has extended its sponsorship deal with Aviva Premiership rugby union team, Harlequins, until May 2011. read more

ITV retains Rugby World Cup rights - 29 Jul 2010

ITV has been awarded the UK broadcast rights for the Rugby World Cup 2011 in New Zealand and 2015 in England. read more

Listed Events changes deferred to 2013 - 22 Jul 2010

Sports and Olympics Minister Hugh Robertson has announced that any changes to the listed events ruling governing sports that are reserved for free-to-air broadcast are to be deferred until 2013 after the digital switchover process. read more

Toshiba signs up as RWC 2011 sponsor - 20 Jul 2010

Electronics brand Toshiba has renewed its association with rugby's flagship competition after signing up as an official sponsor of the Rugby World Cup 2011 in New Zealand. read more

large crowds expected for Premiership 7's - 16 Jul 2010

The new J.P. Morgan Asset Management Premiership Rugby 7s Series kicks off at the Twickenham Stoop today with an expected attendance of six to eight thousand... read more

Aviva new title sponsor of Premiership Rugby - 08 Jul 2010

Insurance company Aviva has agreed a £20m partnership with Premiership Rugby, replacing Guinness as its title sponsor. read more

6X ale signs Bath Rugby sponsorship - 08 Jul 2010

Bath Rugby Club has signed a new sponsorship deal with Wadworth of Devizes the brewers of 6X real ale. read more

IRB and IMG extend Rugby World Cup deal - 18 Jun 2010

The International Rugby Board has announced the renewal of its agreement with IMG to act as the exclusive commercial representative for Rugby World Cup 2015 in England and Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. read more

RFU appoints Steele as chief executive - 10 Jun 2010

The Rugby Football Union has appointed UK Sport boss John Steele as its new chief executive. read more

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