Rugby World Cup

Rugby Australia is beginning to reap the benefits of the attractive schedule of rugby events passing through the country, securing a four-year extension to its Principal Partner sponsorship deal with Cadbury covering its men’s test team.

World Rugby is increasingly looking to unbundle commercial rights to the women’s game, following similar steps taken by Fifa and Uefa in recent years, but believes that bundled rights deals “still make sense” in certain markets.

ITV suffered a 61-per-cent drop in pre-tax profits in 2023 amid an advertising slump and significant investment costs in its ITVX streaming service

World Rugby has today (Tuesday) approved the launch of a new competition for men’s international teams as part of a wide-ranging reform of the calendar that will also include an expansion of the World Cup to 24 teams in 2027.

ITV, the UK commercial broadcaster, recorded its biggest audience of 2023, as 8.7 million people tuned into watch the closing stages of England's dramatic defeat to South Africa in the Rugby World Cup semi-final.

France's thrilling Rugby World Cup quarter-final defeat to South Africa drew the best audience of the year for commercial broadcaster TF1, but it was not enough to set a new all-time tournament viewership…

A legal challenge filed by South Africa’s eMedia Investments against the terms of pay-television operator MultiChoice’s Rugby World Cup sublicensing deal has failed after being struck from the roll at …

South Africa’s eMedia Investments has filed legal papers with Johannesburg’s High Court over the terms of pay-television broadcaster MultiChoice’s Rugby World Cup sublicensing deal which has precluded the m…

Vodafone Ireland has extended its principal sponsorship of the Ireland men’s rugby team in a four-year deal with the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU).

France’s 27-13 win over New Zealand in the opening match of the 2023 Rugby World Cup generated record viewing figures in the host country, vindicating the move by commercial broadcaster TF1 to hold on t…

Public-service broadcaster the SABC has been unable to secure a sublicensing deal with pay-television broadcaster SuperSport for South Africa's matches at the forthcoming 2023 Rugby World Cup in France

World Rugby has moved to plug gaps in the sport's global reach through the launch of free streaming platform RugbyPass TV in time for next month's Rugby World Cup

The forthcoming Rugby World Cup in France is to be streamed exclusively in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) by Starzplay, the subscription video-on-demand OTT service in the region

Sky New Zealand has announced that 12 matches from the 2023 Rugby World Cup will be simulcast on news platform Stuff, with the pay-television operator appearing to favour the tie-up plus coverage on its…

The 100-day countdown to the Rugby World Cup (RWC) 2023 is on, with the tournament on track to break attendance records, organisers have revealed

The BBC, the UK's public-service broadcaster, has acquired exclusive audio rights to this year's Rugby World Cup in France

Japan is considering a bid to host the men’s Rugby World Cup in 2035 as part of a plan that would also see it stage the women’s event in 2037.

Pay-television broadcaster Sky New Zealand will broadcast 12 matches from this year’s Rugby World Cup on its free-to-air channel Prime.