Tag: rugby union

Bledisloe Cup to be back in MCG turf

Rugby Union will return to MCG

Rugby union will make a return to the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) (Australia) for the first time since 2007, after Rugby Australia and the Victorian Government secured the Bledisloe Cup matches on Melbourne soil in 2022 and 2023. The ‘Melbourne Cricket Ground’ stated that the Bledisloe Cup... » Read more

cinch in the driver’s seat with Jimmies deal

Northampton Saints naming rights deal

The professional rugby union club Northampton Saints have forged a new, six-year partnership with the car dealership platform cinch recently. The ‘Sport Industry Group’ stated that cinch became an elite partner of the Gallagher Premiership club last year, and has penned a fresh deal now which... » Read more

South Africa planning closed-door rugby games

South African Rugby Lions Tour played behind closed doors

South Africa is planning for all matches of the rugby union team British and Irish Lions tour to be played behind closed doors, but is still keeping fingers crossed that few spectators will be present. ‘planet rugby’ stated that a revised schedule for the eight fixtures has been published with... » Read more

Allianz exit as ‘Sarries’ cut sorry figure

UK Saracens naming rights

With German financial services company Allianz stepping aside as the venue sponsor of English Premiership rugby union club Saracens (UK) – the club has announced that its home ground will revert to its former name of Copthall Stadium. Saracens Football Club is an English professional rugby union... » Read more

New deal may finally take the edge off Cape Town Stadium

Cape Town Stadium

The Cape Town Stadium – a football and rugby union stadium in Cape Town, South Africa, was built for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. Due to minimal post-event usage of the facility, it has earned the tag of ‘white elephant’. The venue went on to prove skeptics correct who had a lot of... » Read more

Land deal struck for UK’s Cornwall Stadium

The Stadium for Cornwall is a proposed multipurpose stadium in Threemilestone, Cornwall, England.

Cornish Pirates – the professional rugby union team in Penzance, UK – will get a new home soon. A deal has been struck for the land on which the 6,000-seat Stadium for Cornwall will be built to be transferred to the Cornish Pirates. The Stadium for Cornwall is a proposed multipurpose... » Read more

Saracens given green light for £23mn West Stand facelift

Saracens Rugby Club

London-based English professional rugby union team Saracens have been granted planning permission and secured funding to redevelop the West Stand at Allianz Park, with work set to begin this summer at the end of the current season, according to several media reports. The £23 million redevelopment... » Read more

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