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Rugby union - 24 May 2006
The International Rugby Board (IRB) has announced the format and schedule for the inaugural IRB Nations Cup that kicks-off in Portugal on June 13. The competition brings together ‘A’ sides from Tier 1 Unions Argentina and Italy as well as Test sides from Tier 3 Unions Portugal and Russia.
Rugby union - 25 Apr 2006
The International Rugby Board (IRB) has announced strong financial results for the year ending December 31 2005.
Rugby union - 07 Feb 2006
The International Rugby Board (IRB) announced today that it has appointed Frontier Group (UK) to oversee all implementation and management of their Emirates Airline 3-year multi-million pound sponsorship deal that sees the Dubai based airline become the first official shirt sponsor of the IRB international referees.
Rugby union - 27 Jan 2006
Specialised digital sports agency Aura Sports and Mindshare Interaction, today announced that they had reached agreement for Land Rover to sponsor a free-to-enter Six Nations Fantasy game, hosted on Rugby Union website, <A href="http://www.scrum.com/">http://www.scrum.com/</A>
Rugby union - 13 Jan 2006
The International Rugby Board today announced the format of the Pacific Five Nations tournament that will involve the national teams from Tier 2 Unions Fiji, Japan, Samoa, and Tonga plus a NZ representative side.
Rugby union - 12 Dec 2005
The latest phase of the International Rugby Board’s internal modernisation programme was announced today with a series of departmental changes within the Rugby World Cup, Communications, Rugby Services and Member Services Departments.
Rugby union - 25 Nov 2005
Since the announcement of the Host Union for Rugby World Cup 2011 on November 17 in Dublin there has been a lot said and written about the future growth and development of rugby worldwide.
Rugby union - 02 Nov 2005
Franklin Sports Business has been appointed on the re-development of Lansdowne Road Stadium in Dublin as part of the project management team appointed by Lansdowne Road Stadium Development Company and led by Project Management Group, to provide the full range of cost management, procurement and QS services.
Rugby union - 13 Sep 2005
The International Rugby Board (IRB) held a series of meetings with USA Rugby and Rugby Canada over the weekend to begin the planning process for the establishment of a rugby development programme in North America that has an investment value of £5 million.
Rugby union - 31 Aug 2005
The IRB Pacific Islands Advisory Committee (PIAC) held its inaugural meeting in Fiji today and put in place the required planning platform that will see the immediate introduction of a rugby development programme in Fiji, Samoa and Tonga at an estimated investment cost between £7 and £8 million over the next three years.
Rugby union - 09 May 2005
With 16 days to go to the first Heineken Cup final to be played in Scotland, when Stade Francais Paris will play double champions Toulouse at Murrayfield on Sunday 22 May (kick-off 3.00 pm), the final countdown to European rugby's showpiece match has begun.
Rugby union - 31 Jan 2005
Ticket sales for the 2005 Heineken Cup final in Edinburgh have gone through the 20,000-barrier - with the annual showpiece occasion for European club rugby still over 100 days away.
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 - 20 Jan 2005
The Scottish Rugby Union announces today the appointment of three new Non-Executive Directors who will take up their posts with immediate effect. Their appointment is initially for the period leading up to the AGM on Friday 24 June 2005.
Rugby union - 22 Dec 2004
Round 13 of the Zurich Premiership is set to make sporting history with every single match being played in front of a sold out crowd.
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 - 24 Nov 2004
Rugby fans can now watch highlights of Scottish club matches on the internet, thanks to new BT technology being used for the first time in Scotland.
Rugby union - 22 Nov 2004
Saracens, one of the top English Premiership rugby clubs, have announced a sponsorship agreement with Saab Great Britain Ltd – one of the UK’s leading car manufacturers.
Rugby union - 19 Nov 2004
Twickenham Experience Ltd, the Official Hospitality provider at Twickenham Stadium; has announced a turnover of £14.08 million for the 2003/04 season. Operating Profit for the financial year ended on 31st July 2004 was £4.326 million and Post Tax Profit was £3.099 million. The results were achieved despite Twickenham not hosting any autumn internationals because of the RWC 2003.
Rugby union - 18 Nov 2004
The Interim Meeting of the International Rugby Board concluded in Dublin today and was described by IRB Chairman, Dr Syd Millar, as the most important Meeting of the IRB Council since 1995 when the game of rugby went open.
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 - 06 Sep 2004
Scottish Rugby feels it appropriate at the start of the new professional season to set the record straight on some of the comments that have appeared recently in the media.
Rugby union - 06 Sep 2004
The New Zealand Rugby Union has generated $330,000 for the Fijian, Tongan and Samoan rugby unions as a result of the All Blacks historic test match against the Pacific Islanders.
Rugby union - 03 Sep 2004
Saracens, one of the major English Premiership rugby clubs, and SG Warrants part of the Equity Derivatives business of the Corporate and Investment Banking arm of the Société Générale group, announced a major three-year club sponsorship agreement.
Rugby union - 01 Sep 2004
Lloyds TSB Scotland was today announced as the sponsor for Scottish Rugby's under-18 youth league cup - a competition vital for nurturing the adult rugby players of tomorrow.
Rugby union - 19 Aug 2004
Scottish Rugby's Chief Executive Phil Anderton today welcomed Heart of Midlothian Football Club's announcement that they are to seek shareholders' approval to play all their league, cup and European matches at Murrayfield from the start of the 2005-06 season.
Rugby union - 20 Jul 2004
Saracens, one of the top English Premiership rugby clubs, have announced a major three-year club sponsorship agreement with Man Group plc, the leading global provider of alternative investment products and solutions as well as one of the world’s largest futures brokers.
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 - 04 May 2004
The schedule of matches for the 2005 RBS 6 Nations, published today, reveals that next year's Championship will begin at the Stade de France on February 5th, with the Tournament Champions, France, playing host to Scotland, and will conclude on 19th March, when all six nations will compete in another 'Super Saturday'.
Rugby union - 28 Apr 2004
A record income, significant achievements on the field, and the undertaking of several important projects were the highlights of the 2003 year for the New Zealand Rugby Union.
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 - 26 Apr 2004
Zurich announced today that they are to be the official shirt sponsor for next summer's British & Irish Lions' Tour to New Zealand.
Rugby union - 02 Apr 2004
2003 was yet another momentous year for rugby, with some spellbinding performances on the pitch, accompanied by continuing evidence of success and growth on many other fronts. Even before Rugby World Cup 2003, television audiences in a number of key territories, after several years in the doldrums, began once again to move ahead. Attendances at matches showed similar tendencies. Television revenues began to recover. And sponsors showed renewed interest. RWC 2003 raised the image and the pro
Rugby union - 02 Oct 2003
Rugby's greatest collection of influential business personalities, administrators and players to gather under one roof will take place in Sydney next month at the third International Rugby Summit.
Rugby union - 15 Aug 2003
Celtic Rugby have a new major partner for the revamped and upgraded Celtic League and the new Celtic Cup tournaments. The first company worldwide to have put pen to paper with the Celtic Rugby organisation was Kukri, who are a UK based sports kit manufacturer.
Rugby union - 07 Aug 2003
Lloyds TSB has recently announced its sponsorship of Rugby World Cup 2003 in Australia. The deal was negotiated on behalf of Lloyds TSB by Frontiers Group UK Ltd, Lloyds TSB's retained sponsorship agency.
Rugby union - 04 Aug 2003
Celtic Rugby is still actively searching for a major title sponsor for the Celtic League and Celtic Cup tournaments, which kick-off next month.
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 - 10 Jul 2003
The All Party Committee for Rugby Union of the UK Parliament has determined to create a new award for the sport of Rugby Union.
Rugby union - 30 Jun 2003
The Scottish Rugby Union is pleased to announce the appointment of David Mackay as the new Chairman of its Executive Board.
Rugby union - 11 Apr 2003
The Council of the International Rugby Board today decided, by a majority of 18 votes to 3, to award the 2007 Rugby World Cup to France.
Rugby union - 25 Mar 2003
Crucial discussions will start this weekend between local people,city council officials and regeneration experts over a new future for the area of Maine Road.
Rugby union - 11 Mar 2003
The Scotland Rugby Supporters' Club (SRSC) is delighted to announce that Scottish Land Rover dealers have become title sponsors of the SRSC and official partners of Scottish Rugby.