Rugby Union News Articles

Premier Rugby denies plans to scrap relegation - 27 Apr 2010

Premier Rugby has denied media speculation that it is set to scrap the existing relegation system from the Guinness Premiership in order to protect the financial position of the 12 top-flight rugby clubs. read more

50,000 register for RWC tickets - 26 Apr 2010

More than 50,000 people have pre-registered ahead of the launch this week of the first phase of ticket sales for next year's Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. read more

RWC 2011 unveils fan ticket guide - 22 Apr 2010

The organisers of the Rugby World Cup 2011 have launched a worldwide marketing programme to help inform and protect fans from being let down if they purchase tickets, hospitality or merchandise from unofficial sources. read more

Elle backs St George's Day game - 20 Apr 2010

The organisers of the Help for Heroes St George’s Day Guinness Premiership game between Wasps and Bath at Twickenham this weekend have enlisted the help of supermodel Elle Macpherson to boost ticket sales. read more

Six Nations to open with Friday night fixture - 15 Apr 2010

The Six Nations will kick off on a Friday night for the first time in its history after the tournament organisers released the 2011 fixture calendar with Wales and England to play the opening match at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium on 4th February. read more

New owner takes reins at Bath - 15 Apr 2010

Bath Rugby has been bought by a new multi-millionaire businessman, who has announced ambitious plans for the Guinness Premiership club. read more

Sale Sharks signs up new sponsor - 14 Apr 2010

Guinness Premiership club Sale Sharks has signed a six-figure sponsorship deal with Macclesfield window frames manufacturer, Spectus Window Systems. read more

RFU reveals new drugs policy - 13 Apr 2010

The Rugby Football Union has revealed its new recreational drugs policy which sees players who test positive out-of-competition escape public disclosure. read more

RFU's Vaughan 'very disappointed' at Ofcom ruling - 12 Apr 2010

In an exclusive interview with Sportindustry.biz, Paul Vaughan, RFU business operations director, has admitted that the governing body is ‘very disappointed’ that it wasn’t consulted as early as the Premier League by media regulator Ofcom in its recent ruling regarding the pricing structure implemented by pay-TV broadcaster Sky. read more

Greene King IPA extends Harlequins deal - 09 Apr 2010

Greene King IPA has extended its long-term association with Harlequins Rugby Club by signing a sponsorship extension for a further five seasons.  read more

SANZAR considers world club play-off - 07 Apr 2010

A proposal to stage the long-awaited ‘battle of the hemispheres’, the Super 14 champions against the Heineken Cup winners, is set to be considered by SANZAR. read more

Irish threaten to leave headquarters - 06 Apr 2010

Guinness Premiership team London Irish is threatening to leave Sunbury, its headquarters for more than 70 years, if the clubs fails to get planning permission to build a £14m sporting centre. read more

RBS Six Nations draws in £420m - 29 Mar 2010

The RBS Six Nations Championship delivered a £420.94m total economic impact for the six competing nations according to a survey by MasterCard. read more

Admiral signs Welsh rugby deal - 24 Mar 2010

Financial services firm Admiral is to become the principle partner of the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) from the start of the 2010/11 rugby season. read more

Rugby drugs tests hit record number - 23 Mar 2010

The International Rugby Board has revealed that the number of drugs tests conducted by the sport’s governing body reached record levels in 2009. read more

Mastercard unveils Barbarians marketing push - 19 Mar 2010

MasterCard has unveiled a marketing campaign to promote its sponsorship of the Barbarians’ 2010 international rugby union matches through the launch of a national competition fronted by ex-England international Will Greenwood. read more

University agrees Sale Sharks tie-up - 10 Mar 2010

The University of Salford has signed a two year partnership agreement with Guinness Premiership rugby union team Sale Sharks – providing the team with access to Salford’s state-of-the-art fitness labs. read more

Argentina to join Tri-Nations - 10 Mar 2010

Argentina will join the Tri Nations in 2012 after the International Rugby Board confirmed that it will provide a funding package of around £1.3m for the project. read more

Barclays spaces for sports wins award - 10 Mar 2010

Barclays Spaces for Sports and FIFA Football for Hope were both recognised last night with awards at the Global Sports Forum in Barcelona. read more

Italians set to join Magners League - 09 Mar 2010

The Magners League is set to be expanded from 10 to 12 teams from the start of next season as two Italian clubs have agreed to join the competition. read more

Scots' Magners spots under threat - 05 Mar 2010

Scottish teams Edinburgh and Glasgow could be kicked out of the Magners League by their Welsh and Irish counterparts. read more

Fairplay rugby initiative drives on - 04 Mar 2010

Young people excluded from mainstream education are making the most of FairPlay, the rugby-based initiative supported by Barclays Spaces for Sports. read more

ESPN broadband service renamed - 01 Mar 2010

ESPN has rebranded its broadband service in Europe and the Middle East, formerly known as ESPN360.com, as the ESPN Player with immediate effect. read more

Nintendo to sponsor Bournemouth Sevens - 24 Feb 2010

Diamond Sports Events has signed a deal with Nintendo Wii Fit Plus to become title sponsor of the Bournemouth Sevens.com Festival 2010. read more

Ravensbeck partners with Rugby sevens - 23 Feb 2010

Global media management firm Ravensbeck has signed an investment deal with Ultimate Rugby Sevens. read more

Cipriani appoints The Sports PR Company - 17 Feb 2010

England and London Wasps fly-half Danny Cipriani has hired The Sports PR Company to look after his PR and media worldwide. read more

Powerade pushes World Cup sponsorship - 04 Feb 2010

Coca-Cola owned energy drink Powerade is launching an integrated on-pack promotion to push its sponsorship of the FIFA World Cup and the English, Welsh and Irish rugby teams ahead of the RBS 6 Nations this week. read more

188Bet to sponsor London Wasps - 04 Feb 2010

The online gaming and entertainment company 188BET has signed a deal to become the official betting partner of Guinness Premiership club London Wasps. read more

QBE sign england rugby insurance deal - 03 Feb 2010

QBE, the specialist business insurer, has signed an agreement to become the Official Insurance Partner of England Rugby. read more

Prime Minister launches charity game - 02 Feb 2010

Prime Minister Gordon Brown and former England rugby player Lawrence Dallaglio have teamed up to launch London Wasps’ St George’s Day game. read more

Carling sign Scottish rugby deal - 02 Feb 2010

Carling has signed a deal to become the official beer to the Scottish Rugby Union (SRU). read more

Guinness to push rugby in new ad campaign - 27 Jan 2010

Guinness, the Diageo-owned drinks brand, is launching a new advertising campaign that features rugby union stars Lewis Moody, Lee Byrne and Paul Sackey. read more

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