2019 Rugby World Cup

Two torches that will be used in the Olympic and Paralympic torch relays at the postponed Tokyo Games next summer have started an eight-month tour of Tokyo

Matthew Glendinning looks at the recent commercial fortunes of the AFL and Rugby Australia, and how sponsorship revenues and the Covid-19 pandemic have affected the properties.

Rugby World Cup 2019 video content on official social media platforms attracted 2.1bn views, nearly six times the figure achieved by the 2015 tournament, World Rugby says

Global marketing services group Dentsu, the parent of Dentsu Aegis Network, reported a decline in organic growth of 1

South African telecoms operator MTN is set to renew its headline sponsorship of the Springboks, South Africa’s world championship-winning rugby union team.

The England rugby union team will be kitted out by UK-based sports brand Umbro from September 2020 – despite especially strong sales for the incumbent kit supplier Canterbury in the last week of the R…

ITV, the UK free-to-air commercial broadcaster, claimed the most-watched television moment of the year for England’s 32-12 defeat to South Africa in Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final.

World Rugby has re-appointed IMG as its exclusive commercial partner agency for the next Rugby World Cup cycle through to the 2023 tournament in France

TF1, the French free-to-air commercial broadcaster, expects to lose over €1m ($1.1m) from the cancellation of three matches at the Rugby World Cup in Japan because of Typhoon Hagibis.

South African public-service broadcaster the SABC has agreed a sublicensing deal with pay-television broadcaster SuperSport that ensures Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final between South Africa and England r…

The 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan had 1,024,000 visitors to its 16 fanzones up to and including Saturday's semi-final between New Zealand and England, beating the 1 million record set at the 2015 tournament

England's Rugby Football Union has announced it will return to Japan in 2020 for a groundbreaking two-test tour against the Rugby World Cup host nation

Japan bowed out of its Rugby World Cup yesterday (Sunday) by setting yet more broadcast records, while New Zealand telco Spark said its under-fire service worked efficiently throughout quarter-final weekend

World Rugby has said that it will enter into talks with rights-holding broadcasters after two group-stage matches at the Rugby World Cup in Japan were cancelled given the threat posed by Typhoon Hagibis

Japan's heroic win over Samoa on Saturday at the 2019 Rugby World Cup recorded the country's biggest-ever single-market broadcast audience. The game earned a local record peak TV audience of 46

Australian commercial broadcaster Network Ten attracted a national audience of 576,000 viewers for Australia’s narrow 29-25 defeat to Wales at the Rugby World Cup on Sunday.