Rugby World Cup

World Rugby, the international governing body for rugby union, is in the midst of a media rights invitation to tender in Australia, one of its most lucrative markets, and will invite broadcasters to submit…

Mastercard has extended its long-running association with the Rugby World Cup in a sponsorship renewal

The four 'home unions' in the UK and Ireland are contemplating a joint bid for the 2031 Men’s Rugby World Cup after World Rugby launched the host selection process for both the 2027 and 2031 tournaments.

World Rugby and its global master licensee IMG will launch the consultation process to select a global sports apparel supplier for all competitions during the 2021 to 2024 period this month

Brett Gosper, chief executive of World Rugby since 2012, is leaving the organisation to become the National Football League’s head of Europe and UK.

World Rugby is changing the way it awards the men’s and women’s Rugby World Cups in an attempt to make the process more transparent and bring it in line with host selection best-practice.

South Africa Rugby has extended its contract with multinational automotive brand Land Rover

Australia’s bid for the 2027 Rugby World Cup has been boosted with the federal government reaffirming its support by granting an additional A$8.8m (€5.3m/$6.2m) in funding.

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

Russia is campaigning for a greater say in World Rugby and its planned bid to host the 2027 Rugby World Cup could be strengthened after the vice-president of the Rugby Union of Russia, Kirill Yashenkov,…

The Rugby World Cup France 2023 organising committee has brought in French media and entertainment company Vivendi as ‘Official Entertainment Sponsor’ for the tournament.

Two Circles, the data-driven sports marketing agency owned by Bruin Sports Capital, has been named as the official ticketing marketing agency in the UK and Ireland for the 2023 Rugby World Cup, which will…

USA Rugby is taking the first official steps towards a likely bid to host the Rugby World Cup by conducting and financing a feasibility study to explore the operational and financial capabilities of hosting…

This year’s southern hemisphere Rugby Championship is in danger of not going ahead as planned due to the second wave of Covid-19 cases in expected host country New Zealand, and infections in the Argentina s…

World Rugby has announced that it will select the next two hosts for both its men’s and women’s World Cups at the same time, running a joint bidding process for the four events.

The Russian Rugby Federation has been given a major boost to its mooted bid to host the 2027 Rugby World Cup, after confirming that the country’s president Vladimir Putin has backed the proposal.