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

New Zealand Rugby is in talks to sell its main shirt sponsorship inventory, from the All Blacks down to U20 level, to a single investor

Francis Baron, the former chief executive of England’s Rugby Football Union (RFU), has devised a financial rescue plan for the sport that would centre on a World Cup-style tournament held across the U…

Australia has emerged as the front-runner to host the 2027 Rugby World Cup after it emerged that Argentina is set to end its bid to stage the event

World Rugby chief executive Brett Gosper has said it may still be possible to schedule international rugby matches this November although it appears increasingly likely that Northern Hemisphere countries’ s…