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

Groupe Couleur has been appointed as exclusive global rights holder for the official travel programme of the 2023 Rugby World Cup, part of what local organisers in France claim will be an “innovative a…

The Russian Rugby Federation (RRF) has said it plans to submit a bid for the 2027 Rugby World Cup, irrespective of sanctions set to be placed on the country with regards the hosting of major sporting events

World Rugby has announced it will return to a dual award strategy for the hosting rights to the 2027 and 2031 World Cups, with a similar approach of pairing established and emerging rugby nations likely…

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