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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

Rights marketing experts assess the commercial implications of World Rugby’s proposals for a new Nations Championship.

With just two years to go until the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, the competition's chief operating officer, Alan Gilpin, tells Ben Cronin about the benefits of its proximity to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo and how it could influence the future of sports hospitality in the region.

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…

ITV, the UK free-to-air commercial broadcaster, claimed the most-watched television moment of the year for England’s 32-12 defeat to South Africa in Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final.

World Rugby has re-appointed IMG as its exclusive commercial partner agency for the next Rugby World Cup cycle through to the 2023 tournament in France

World Rugby has awarded hosting rights for the 2022 Rugby World Cup Sevens to South Africa, with Cape Town’s staging of the event to mark its first edition on the continent.

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World Rugby chairman Bernard Lapasset writes exclusively for SportBusiness International about the future of rugby union as he prepares to step down from the helm of the governing body.

Later this month the destiny of rugby’s world cup will be decided at Twickenham, the home of the Rugby Football Union in West London.

Elisha Chauhan asks industry experts to assess the Tokyo 2020 national stadium saga, and whether it will be ready on time and on budget, having dropped Zaha Hadid Architects’ controversial design.

Is the rebranding of sports federations a waste of time and money?

Plans for a Six Nations rugby union tournament for the Americas are rapidly picking up speed. Elisha Chauhan spoke to Agustín Pichot, the man driving the event forward, to understand where the demand is coming from and how it will be set up commercially.