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Rugby Finance, Accounts and Funding.

This section focuses on the finances that drive rugby business. The governing bodies and top tier clubs in league and union in UK and Ireland generate collectively over £600 million in turnover each year.

We report and archive financial performance in rugby in more detail than any other media channel. We analyse and compare current rugby finance and related news against past reports, interview leading figures from rugby bodies and experts in tax, finance and accounting in sport.

Our aim is to present a clear financial and statistical breakdown of the rugby business – the revenue and the costs - where possible in monetary value. When clear financial information is not available, we’ll find indicators (season ticket sales, average attendance, sponsorship deals, TV rights, pints of beer sold) to give our readers understandable trends and contexts.

Sustainability
Sports economy does not tend to follow other business models. The governing bodies distribute financial surpluses back into developing the game; benefactor club chairmen invest their own money knowing that profiting from their investment is an unlikely scenario. People working within rugby or supplying the industry – and not least interested fans who have invested more than the price of a ticket into clubs – are well-served by our coverage of the numbers away from the glare of the floodlights.

Economies of scale
We believe strongly that covering best practise and case studies at the elite end of the sport of rugby can benefit junior clubs, schools and colleges at the grassroots. Clubs taking a realistic business-like approach over the long-term will thrive. Managing the finances is the life-blood of an organisation of any size and we hope that our content in this section makes a contribution at every level of the game.

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Warriors Spending Big In Quest To Become West Midlands Superpower

18 September 2014 by Tim Groves

When you paint a picture of a club without a CEO and having just suffered relegation after losing their opening 17 league fixtures words such as crisis and rudderless spring to mind, but Worcester app...

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Plymouth Albion Considering Options After Takeover Rumours

10 September 2014 by Editor

Plymouth Albion chiefs have admitted they are considering "a number of options" after local paper The Herald reported a pair of potential takeover bids. In a statement posted on its website, the Champ...

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Tigers Reveal 20 Per Cent Profit Rise

4 September 2014 by Tim Groves

Leicester Tigers have revealed that the club's turnover rose by two per cent to £19.4 million and its operating profit soared by over 20 per cent to just short of £0.5 million in the year ending 30 ...

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Creditors Owed £2m From Bulls Liquidation

3 September 2014 by Editor

A defunct Bradford Bulls company owes creditors a reported £2m a year after it went into liquidation, according to a report by the P&A Partnership. The Telegraph and Argus reports that the £2m f...

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Saints Reveal Record Turnover

20 August 2014 by Editor

Northampton Saints have matched their on-field glory with more success off the pitch and posted a profit for the 14th successive year, as well as recording a record turnover. The Aviva Premiership and...

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St Helens Hail Financial Transformation

20 August 2014 by Editor

St Helens have claimed they are expecting to break even in 2014 and to improve further financially in the years ahead. Chairman Eamonn McManus has revealed that the investment in their new Langtree Pa...

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