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Adam Nelson talks to stakeholders from across women's sport about the impact of the pandemic and how the sector is well-placed to rebound thanks to a healthy revenue mix

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.

World Rugby has announced a 'condensed' schedule for the 2021 HSBC Sevens Series that includes four men’s rounds and five women’s rounds, with a further two potential men’s events under discussion. T

The women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 in New Zealand is to be shelved until next year due to the ongoing effects of the pandemic.

Mastercard has extended its long-running association with the Rugby World Cup in a sponsorship renewal

The four 'home unions' in the UK and Ireland are contemplating a joint bid for the 2031 Men’s Rugby World Cup after World Rugby launched the host selection process for both the 2027 and 2031 tournaments.

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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 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.