Umbro’s return to rugby – in the form of its four-year kit supply deal with the Rugby Football Union – came into effect earlier this month, but it very nearly didn't happen. Matthew Williams examines what the union and the sportwear manufacturer hope to get out of the agreement.
Bill Sweeney, chief executive of England’s Rugby Football Union (RFU), has forecast that the body will lose around £145m (€161m/$188m) in revenues in the short term as a “mid-case” scenario after the orga…
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