The French government has announced a decree which will ban all public gatherings of over 1,000 people until April 15 in an attempt to contain the coronavirus outbreak in the country
Australia's National Rugby League is considering holding a State of Origin match overseas
The Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch, South Africa, will host the inaugural HSBC Sevens Challenger Series event for women on March 28 and 29, World Rugby has announced
Pay-television broadcaster Sky New Zealand has completed its purchase of OTT entertainment platform Lightbox from telco Spark. Sky plans to merge Lightbox with its own OTT service Neon
US insurance group AIG has decided against renewing its sponsorship of New Zealand Rugby when the current deal ends in 2021
World Rugby has appointed Michel Poussau as the General Manager for the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France
Health insurance company Cigna has signed as the official wellness partner of the World Rugby Sevens Series
Rugby Australia has begun its search for a new banking sponsor after multinational HSBC opted not to renew its contract with the national governing body
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
With infrastructure and administrative support, Malaysia’s first rugby stadium could unlock the sport’s commercial potential
Rugby has a surprisingly large cachet in Malaysia, but the sport’s commercial potential has always been limited by the lack of a home. John Duerden investigates how that could change with the construction of the country’s first rugby-specific stadium.
The best rugby players on the planet are heading to Japan for the first Asian Rugby World Cup, but what impact will it have on the fan and player base across the continent – and the game’s commercial prospects? SportBusiness Asia editor Kelvin Tan reports.
Diageo's Rory Sheridan explains how Guinness's naming rights partnership with the Six Nations plays into the brand's wider ambitions within rugby.
Unilever using “passion partnerships” to engage consumers where their passions are, working closely with rights-holders to add value to sponsorships D
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
England's Rugby Football Union has announced it will return to Japan in 2020 for a groundbreaking two-test tour against the Rugby World Cup host nation
Japan's Rugby Football Union wants to move quickly ahead with plans for a new domestic league that would attract international stars, to capitalise on the excitement created by the national team's World…
Japan's heroic win over Samoa on Saturday at the 2019 Rugby World Cup recorded the country's biggest-ever single-market broadcast audience. The game earned a local record peak TV audience of 46
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
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.
The Rugby World Cup organising committee released an economic benefit impact report, that indicates the event in Japan next month could bring in $4.1bn (€3.7bn) to the local economy.
The proposed merger between two Welsh rugby union sides as part of a general reorganisation of the game in Wales, is off
Two of Wales' most successful rugby sides are set to join forces. Ospreys and Scarlets, could come together as early as the start of next season as part of extensive changes being planned in the game.
World Rugby’s plans for a Nations Championship featuring the top international teams could expose it to a legal challenge from club sides in England and France, The Times reports.
World Rugby’s plans for a global annual international competition have taken a step closer to fruition following talks between the chief executives of the tier one nations in Los Angeles, although the f…
The member clubs of England’s Premiership Rugby have have moved to downplay reports of a “war” with the Rugby Football Union, after it emerged that the league had discussed creating a breakaway competition. U
World Rugby has confirmed that Australia and New Zealand will contest hosting rights for the 2021 edition of the Women’s Rugby World Cup.
Scottish Rugby has reported a record turnover of £57.2m (€64.1m/$75.1m) during the 2017-18 season, an 11 per cent increase on the previous campaign.
The Australian state of New South Wales has today (Monday) unveiled a plan to secure 10 major sporting events over the next decade in the belief the effort can drive at least Aus$1bn (€635.8m/$746.8
LA Coast Rugby has secured exclusive negotiating rights to launch a Major League Rugby (MLR) expansion team in the Los Angeles Metropolitan area