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Rugby World Cup 2019 video content on official social media platforms attracted 2.1bn views, nearly six times the figure achieved by the 2015 tournament, World Rugby says

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.

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

Japan’s thrilling 28-21 victory over Scotland in the Rugby World Cup on Sunday has become the most-watched live event in the country this year as the ongoing tournament continues to set records in its h…

World Rugby has said that it will enter into talks with rights-holding broadcasters after two group-stage matches at the Rugby World Cup in Japan were cancelled given the threat posed by Typhoon Hagibis

Pay-television broadcaster Sky New Zealand has signed a new four-year deal to continue coverage of the World Rugby Sevens Series until 2023

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.

Australian commercial broadcaster Network Ten attracted a national audience of 576,000 viewers for Australia’s narrow 29-25 defeat to Wales at the Rugby World Cup on Sunday.

The organising committee of the 2020 summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo has moved to cancel around ¥180m (€1.5m/$1.7m

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).

UK sports production and media company Sunset+Vine has secured a four-year contract to become the host broadcast partner of the World Rugby Sevens Series

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.

Sony Pictures Networks India has acquired the exclusive media rights in the Indian subcontinent for the 2019 Rugby World Cup

Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners is reported to be close to buying a 15-per-cent stake in the Six Nations for £300m.

Angela Ruggiero, the chief executive and founder of the Sports Innovation Lab, Olympic gold medal-winning ice hockey player, and former chief strategy officer of the LA 2028 Olympics bid, has been appointed…

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.

World Rugby has abandoned its plans to create a Nations Championship after failing to gain unanimous support from the sport's key stakeholders

World Rugby has unveiled a new global brand identity and marketing campaign for women’s rugby in an attempt to generate global exposure and encourage participation in the women’s version of the game.

World Rugby has appointed marketing consultancy Strive Sponsorship to investigate potential options and opportunities in the gaming and esports

World Rugby has today (Friday) announced details of a new qualification pathway for the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup, which will be held in New Zealand.

World Rugby has decided to give national unions more time to express formal expressions of interest in the proposed Nations Championship

World Rugby’s proposed Nations Championship suffered a blow on Tuesday after the Rugby Football Union said that England’s potential relegation from the tournament would be “catastrophic” and a "commer…

The US city of San Diego will host the returning Women’s Rugby Super Series this summer, World Rugby has announced.

Cracks are beginning to appear between the Six Nations unions as they continue to debate the relative merits of private equity investment and joining World Rugby’s global league.

World Rugby has today (Thursday) released a revised masterplan for its proposed Nations Championship, including details of a lucrative commercial partnership with the Infront agency

World Rugby has today (Wednesday) announced plans for a new-look men’s and women’s sevens series that will feature at least six combined events.

World Rugby is prepared to be flexible on its proposed plans to restructure the international game after leading French and English professional clubs hinted at possible legal action

World Rugby has today (Wednesday) moved to clarify its position on an annual global competition amid controversy over plans for the new tournament