Rugby World Cup
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…
Australia airline Qantas is set to renew its shirt sponsorship deal with Rugby Australia at a discounted price of about A$3m (€1.8m/$2m) per year for the next two seasons.
The French Rugby Federation (FFR) has struck a four-year deal with IMG for the agency to become its exclusive global licensing representative
Pay-television broadcaster Sky New Zealand has completed its purchase of OTT entertainment platform Lightbox from telco Spark. Sky plans to merge Lightbox with its own OTT service Neon
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
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 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
New Zealand telco Spark has expressed confidence in the stability of its OTT platform ahead of tomorrow’s (Saturday’s) Rugby World Cup quarter final between New Zealand and Ireland, but has said coverage wil…
The organising committee of the 2020 summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo has moved to cancel around ¥180m (€1.5m/$1.7m
New Zealand telco Spark suffered technical problems during its live stream of the All Blacks' opening Rugby World Cup game against South Africa on Saturday that interrupted viewing for several thousand…
World Rugby has received an "expression of interest" from the United States to host the Rugby World Cup in 2027 or 2031, the global governing body's chief executive Brett Gosper has revealed
World Rugby and the IMG agency have announced that the 2019 Rugby World Cup is set to break records for the tournament’s licensing programme, as the event prepares to commence in Japan tomorrow (Friday).
World Rugby has revealed that more than 96 per cent of tickets have been sold for this year’s Rugby World Cup ahead of the start of the tournament in Japan on Friday.
World Rugby has claimed a first for a major sporting federation by announcing that its flagship 15s and sevens World Cups will no longer include genders in their titles
The Rugby World Cup in Japan is on track to break the revenue record set by the 2015 tournament in England according to World Rugby’s chief commercial officer Tom Hill.
Experiential services agency Legends has been appointed as the official retail partner and operator for this year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan.
New Zealand Rugby (NZR) chief executive Steve Tew has announced he will step down from his role at the end of this year. In a statement released on the AllBlacks
The chief executives of all tier-one and tier-two rugby union nations will meet in Los Angeles today to discuss plans for a rugby world league that could impact on both the Six Nations and the Rugby World…
Premiership Rugby, which operates the top rugby union division in England, could take legal action against World Rugby over a row surrounding player insurance, according to The Guardian newspaper
World Rugby chief executive Brett Gosper has called on USA Rugby to put forward a “magnificent bid” for the 2027 World Cup in the wake of San Francisco’s successful staging of the World Cup Sevens tourn…
The Australian state of New South Wales has today (Monday) unveiled a plan to secure 10 major sporting events over the next decade in the belief the effort can drive at least Aus$1bn (€635.8m/$746.8
World Rugby has announced that France will host a new qualifying tournament for next year’s World Cup in Japan.