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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 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…

The Australian Football League has suspended its men's season until May 31. It also scrapped its women's season mid-finals and will not award the championship

World Rugby has signed up event services company GL Events group as the first tournament sponsor of the 2023 Rugby World Cup

European private equity company CVC Capital Partners is close to buying stakes in the Six Nations and Pro14 rugby competitions, as part of wider plans to 'reshape' the sport's global competition structure,…

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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.