Rugby World Cup

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The best rugby players on the planet are heading to Japan for the first Asian Rugby World Cup, but what impact will it have on the fan and player base across the continent – and the game’s commercial prospects? SportBusiness Asia editor Kelvin Tan reports.

World Rugby chief executive Brett Gosper tell Kevin Roberts about his hopes for the impact and legacy of the showpiece 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan at the tail end of a year when plans for a global Nations Championship foundered on the rocks of resistance from the sport’s established nations.

IMG Licensing says it has secured contracts with 25 Japanese licensees and 21 global licensees for this year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan. Ben Cronin reports.

Tom Hill, chief commercial officer, World Rugby speaks exclusively to SportBusiness about the commercial programme for the 2019 World Cup in Japan

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