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Rugby union - 10 Nov 2010 - Sponsorship
London, 10 November 2010 – Marsh, the world’s leading insurance broker and risk adviser, has broadened its already close association rugby in England by becoming the official insurance broker of the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and a sponsor of the RFU’s extensive Community Rugby programme.
Rugby union - 20 Jul 2010 - Events
The 4th edition of the FISU World University Rugby 7s Championship will be officially declared open on July 21st in Porto, Portugal.
Rugby union - 10 Jun 2010 - Clubs & teams
Yesterday saw the Springboks unveil their new scrum machine – the Rhino Dictator. Following its purchase by the South African Rugby Union, leading manufacturer, Rhino, customized the livery so the team have a unique ‘Springbok green’ machine which bears SARU's sponsor SASOL’s logo alongside the usual Rhino branding.
Rugby union - 13 Apr 2010 - Federations & NOCs
BP, one of the leading energy companies in Portugal, joined the World University Championship Rugby Sevens 2010 through diversified support. BP will provide “energy” to the athletes who will come from all over the world to participate in one of the biggest events to be held in Portugal.
Rugby union - 30 Mar 2009 - Federations & NOCs
Peace and Sport and the International Rugby Board (IRB) have joined forces to deliver peace-building education programmes through Rugby.
Rugby union - 28 Jan 2008
The International Rugby Board has announced a significant increase in its annual investment in the Game. Investment in the form of Game Development Grants and Tournament Grant funding for full Member Unions and Regional Associations during 2008 will total £13 million, representing a 10 percent increase on 2007 funding.
Rugby union - 10 Apr 2007
The decision by the French and English clubs to withdraw from the European Rugby Cup has been described as regrettable, unfortunate and shameful.
Rugby union - 31 Oct 2006
A new person is at the helm of the New Zealand Rugby Union’s professional contracts and high performance teams.
Rugby union - 28 Apr 2006
Following its meeting in Dubai at the conclusion of the IRB Under 19 World Championship the IRB Match Official Selection Committee has announced a restructuring of the international referees’ panel and the appointments for all Test matches until the end of September.
Rugby union - 24 Mar 2006
The press conference on 25 March 2006 in Clermont-Ferrand in the presence of the Heads of the Auverge Rugby committee, the French Rugby Federation and of the International Rugby Board, marks the official launch of one of the major rugby events of this summer: the IRB Under 21 World Championship 2006 in France.
Rugby union - 25 Jul 2005
Following the success of the weekly television magazine programme, Total Rugby, the International Rugby Board will be launching a radio version of the programme next month.
Rugby union - 14 Apr 2005
The IRB today confirmed the schedule of international matches for the rest of this year.
Rugby union - 31 Mar 2005
The International Rugby Board (IRB) tonight became the first international federation to undertake a sport-specific education outreach programme, 'Keep Rugby Clean', in partnership with WADA, the World Anti-Doping Agency.
Rugby union - 04 Feb 2005
The International Rugby Board (IRB) has announced that the BBC will be the host broadcaster for the North versus South IRB Rugby Aid Match: ‘Rebuilding After The Tsunami’. The match will take place at Twickenham on Saturday 5th March and will kick-off at 1430.
Rugby union - 02 Feb 2005
The All Blacks will play Ireland in the first match of their 2005 Tour to the United Kingdom, as the team marks the Centenary of the 1905 Tour by the first team to be called the All Blacks.
Rugby union - 28 Jan 2005
New Zealand has taken its bid to host the Rugby World Cup in 2011 to the next stage, the New Zealand Rugby Union announced today.
Rugby union - 24 Jan 2005
New Zealand’s Rebel Sport Super 12 franchises have thrown their support behind New Zealand Cricket’s Tsunami appeal efforts and will be supporting the three One Day Internationals between the Black Caps and the FICA World XI.
Rugby union - 19 Jan 2005
The New Zealand Rugby Union is considering the latest proposals for a Northern Hemisphere-Southern Hemisphere rugby match in support of the Tsunami relief and development efforts.
Rugby union - 12 Jan 2005
The Scottish Rugby Union has received a letter today (Tuesday 11 January) confirming the resignations of the three Non-Executive Directors on the Scottish Rugby Executive Board.  The three Directors are: Fraser Livingston, Andrew Flanagan and Eric Hagman.
Rugby union - 07 Dec 2004
Twickenham Experience Ltd (TEL), the only official hospitality provider within the grounds of Twickenham stadium, has teamed up with the Professional Rugby Players' Association, (PRA), the not for profit welfare trade union that benefits all 420 pro players in England, to create The Players Lounge, the ultimate corporate hospitality event at Twickenham Stadium.
Rugby union - 01 Dec 2004
In order that the goals and objectives of the new IRB strategic plan are achieved a new governance model was approved at the November Interim Council Meeting to enhance the representation, effectiveness and efficiency of the organisation.
Rugby union - 11 Nov 2004
The Rugby Players’ Association has initiated bargaining to negotiate a new collective agreement for New Zealand rugby.
Rugby union - 22 Oct 2004
Premier Rugby and Zurich today confirmed that Zurich has given an early indication to Premier Rugby that it is to end its eight year association as main sponsors of the Zurich Premiership when its current contract ends (end of 2005/06 season).
Rugby union - 19 Oct 2004
Scottish Rugby is delighted to announce today two senior management appointments which form part of the continuing restructuring process. That process, when completed, will result in a strategically structured, more efficient organisation, with a more accountable management team.
Rugby union - 08 Oct 2004
The International Rugby Board's association with Octagon CSI in relation to the production of the weekly World of Rugby television programme has come to an end.
Rugby union - 06 Sep 2004
The Irish Rugby Football Union has today informed Rugby World Cup Ltd and the French Rugby Federation, the Host Union, that as a result of the redevelopment of Lansdowne Road, the three Tournament matches scheduled to be played at the ground in 2007 cannot be staged in Dublin.
Rugby union - 27 Aug 2004
Scottish Rugby has secured a new three year television deal for coverage of the Celtic League with leading international sports broadcaster Setanta.
Rugby union - 25 Aug 2004
London, 25 August 2004. Gillette today announced a ground breaking deal with England Rugby Ltd (The Rugby Football Union and Premier Rugby). The world's leading male grooming brand will become the first 'Official Male Grooming Partner' of the World Champions and Premier Rugby.
Rugby union - 06 Aug 2004
The official tournament report on the IRB Under 21 World Championship - held in Scotland in June - has praised Scottish Rugby's organisation of the event and endorsed Scotland's ability to host future world-class tournaments.
Rugby union - 05 Aug 2004
Saracens have signed a two-year sponsorship agreement with UniBond. As part of the deal, the UniBond logo will appear across the back of the Zurich Premiership club's playing and replica shirts for the next two seasons.
Rugby union - 07 Jul 2004
Edinburgh Rugby is delighted to announce that Magners Original Irish Cider will become its main sponsor for the coming season 2004/05.
Rugby union - 28 Jun 2004
After undergoing the most extensive consultation in the history of Scottish sport, Scottish Rugby is planning to make major changes to create a new vision, leadership and winning culture for the game.
Rugby union - 26 May 2004
The current stand-off between IRFU and the Players Association over match fees and bonuses has raised the possibility of a player boycott of the tour to South Africa. IRFU Chief Executive Phillip Browne addressed the issues surrounding the impasse on RTE Radio yestrerday morning and began with the question that fees have stayed the same since 1998 and the players are due an increase. 'I think that’s only part of the picture.' he said. 'The reality is that over the past three years the salary of
Rugby union - 21 May 2004
Toyota Ireland - Ireland's leading motor vehicle distributor - is delighted to announce it is to take over the sponsorship of the Munster senior provincial rugby team for the three year period starting in June 2004.
Rugby union - 26 Apr 2004
As the first season of a fully blown home and away Celtic League nears its exciting conclusion it's governing body, the Celtic League Association, has confirmed at its board meeting in Dublin today (Monday 26 April) that the 22 game league will remain for at least the next two seasons.
Rugby union - 06 Oct 2003
When Dr. Syd Millar, Rugby World Cup Chairman, arrived in Sydney last week, he brought with him not only the Webb Ellis Cup, but a very clear message to companies wishing to illicitly associate themselves with the event - that RWC and the Australian Rugby Union will deal swiftly and severely with ambush marketers.
Rugby union - 01 Sep 2003
Scottish Rugby is delighted to announce that The Royal Bank of Scotland will be the title sponsor of Scotland's match against Ireland at Murrayfield next Saturday (6 September, kick off 1.30pm)
Rugby union - 18 Aug 2003
Gilbert has signed an official ball deal with the Celtic League and Celtic Cup tournaments.
Rugby union - 12 Aug 2003
SuperOdds has been appointed Official Betting Agency of the forthcoming Rugby World Cup 2003. SuperOdds UK Ltd, which recently launched a fully licensed UK website and telephone betting service was appointed by Rugby World Cup Ltd in association with the sport's premier event.
Rugby union - 11 Aug 2003
Gilbert has been signed as the official ball of the New Zealand Rugby Union and the All Blacks.
Rugby union - 05 Aug 2003
Lloyds TSB today announced a significant partnership with Rugby World Cup Ltd to become a sponsor of the largest sporting tournament of the year, Rugby World Cup 2003 Australia.
Rugby union - 30 Jul 2003
The New Zealand Rugby Union and the New Zealand Rugby Players Association have settled their dispute over the All Blacks Rugby World Cup bonuses.
Rugby union - 14 Jul 2003
Lighthouse Communications, the London based sponsorship agency has been appointed by British Airways to handle its Rugby World Cup activity in Australia. Lighthouse Communications will be handling British Airways 'on the ground activity' which will include overseeing all British Airways contractual rights and being the main interface for British Airways with the Rugby World Cup organisers. Lighthouse Communications will also be working closely with British Airways on their Marketing and Public
Rugby union - 23 May 2003
ERC is delighted to announce that Heineken will continue as title sponsor of the Heineken Cup tournament for a further two years.
Rugby union - 07 May 2003
Following a meeting of delegates from the three Unions who make up the Celtic League, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, in Barry today (Tuesday, 6 May) a formal structure has been agreed for the fixture list for the tournament next season.
Rugby union - 07 Apr 2003
Irish Rugby Football Union Committee member, John Hussey, has been appointed chairman of the Celtic League Association.
Rugby union - 24 Mar 2003
Scottish Rugby today announces a significant six-figure, three-year sponsorship deal with banking giant Lloyds TSB.
Rugby union - 20 Mar 2003
Insurance provider NIG will continue its support & development of Scottish sevens rugby by sponsoring the Scottish Thistles Sevens Development Team for the third year in a row.
Rugby union - 26 Feb 2003
Welsh Rugby Union Group Chief Executive David Moffett is pleased to announce Welsh Rugby Union Group appointments
Rugby union - 11 Feb 2003
Scottish Rugby has secured a second three year deal with leading mobile phone supplier Genesis Communications.
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