Rugby Union

Subscription broadcaster Premier Sports is launching an OTT streaming service in 22 Asian territories after acquiring rights to rugby union’s Six Nations Championship and the new Autumn Nations Cup, a…

The British & Irish Lions rugby union team will play Japan at Edinburgh’s BT Murrayfield Stadium next June in what will mark only its third Test match on ‘home’ soil. T

Leicester Tigers have extended and expanded their association with wealth management company Mattioli Woods, with the brand taking the stadium naming rights

The Rugby Football Union has extended its principal shirt sponsorship agreement with telco O2 for another five years in a deal that will take the association between the two organisations to 30 years

Commercial station TalkSport is set to retain radio rights in the UK for the British and Irish Lions’ tour of South Africa next year.

Canal Plus will show the French Top 14 rugby union match between Toulon and Brive on its C8 free-to-air channel

The Rugby Championship organiser Sanzaar has announced South Africa will not travel to Australia to play in the 2020 championship

UK mobile network operator EE has today announced the launch of Match Day Experience, a new augmented reality (AR) platform that will offer viewers a virtual in-stadium experience through the BT Sport…

The British and Irish Lions rugby union team has announced a new e-commerce and manufacturing tie-up with sports merchandising giant Fanatics

Welsh Rugby Union's recently signed kit supply deal with Macron is more lucrative than the previous agreement with Under Armour and provides a timely boost to the country's community clubs

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.

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

James Davies-Yandle, founder and chief executive of Y11, which recently acquired Welsh Rugby Union club Ospreys, speaks to SportBusiness about the ambitions for the club and the opportunities he sees on the horizon.

Major League Rugby has announced that Rhino Rugby will be returning as the league’s official ball and equipment provider for the 2021 season.

Pay-television broadcaster Sky has acquired rights in the UK and Ireland to the inaugural World Tens Series rugby union competition

This Saturday’s Premiership Rugby final will be shown domestically only on pay-television broadcaster BT Sport after talks broke down between the rights-holder and UK public-service broadcaster the BBC.

The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) has stated Covid-19 led to an expected break-even year turning into a loss of £5.3m (€5.9m/$6.9m

Headphones brand Nura has become the ‘Official Headphones of the All Blacks’ in a deal that will see New Zealand Rugby take an equity stake in the company.

Eden Park, New Zealand’s national stadium, will take on the moniker of Coopers Catch Park this week after a decision was made on its innovative naming rights deal.

New Zealand and Australia played out a 16-16 draw in front of more than 30,000 fans in Wellington on Sunday, in the first rugby Test since the Covid-19 pandemic shut the sport down

Australian free-to-air broadcaster Nine is reported to be in talks with Rugby Australia about a deal to take exclusive control of the organisation's domestic media rights

New Zealand's All Blacks will not spend Christmas in hotel quarantine after Rugby Australia and Sanzaar agreed to bring forward the final Australia-New Zealand clash of this year's Rugby Championship

The IMG agency has brokered an agreement for Oreca, the multi-channel distribution company heavily involved in motor sports, to operate the online store of the French Rugby Federation (FFR)

World Rugby has signed an extension with long-term sponsor, Société Générale, making the French bank the first company to become a top-tier worldwide sponsor of the 2023 Rugby World Cup, which will be …

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has signed up global financial services company Allianz Insurance to its women's rugby sponsorship portfolio with the deal including title sponsorship of the organisation's…

Eden Park, New Zealand’s national stadium, has signed the first naming-rights deal in its 117-year history, albeit on a temporary basis.

Bernard Laporte will lead the French Rugby Federation (FFR) into its staging of the 2023 Rugby World Cup after being re-elected as president of the governing body

Australian pay-television operator Foxtel is reported to have submitted an offer for rights to competitions organised by Rugby Australia as it seeks to extend its long-running association with the body

New Zealand Rugby will run a repeat of its Super Rugby Aotearoa series in 2021, and has decided against adding teams from Australia or the Pacific Islands

SA Rugby has voted to withdraw its four teams from Super Rugby and will look at entering them in the European Pro14 competition

Doubts remain over whether world champions South Africa will join this year’s Rugby Championship in Australia due to concerns over the level of the team's preparations.

The Ligue Nationale de Rugby (LNR), the organising body for French rugby’s union’s Top 14 and Pro D2, is open to continuing discussions over a private equity deal worth €200m ($233.4m) b

The Women’s Six Nations rugby tournament has appointed CSM Sport and Entertainment as its strategic partner and exclusive sponsorship sales agency.

Commercial free-to-air broadcaster Ten has made an offer to renew its rights deal with Rugby Australia, the national governing body, but is said to be seeking a reduction in its fee

Brian Mahony, head of commercial and marketing at Irish Pro14 rugby union side Connacht, has left his position after just over four years in the role

The match schedule and venues for December's Rugby Championship 2020 has been criticised by New Zealand Rugby, which has issued a terse statement shortly after the timetable was announced

Brett Gosper, the chief executive of World Rugby, has expressed his concerns that some of the Six Nations unions could go bust without government support