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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.

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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Profits Double At Headingley In 2014

27 August 2015 by Editor

The pre-tax profits have more than doubled at the business behind Leeds Rhinos as the Super League club's off-field financial performance matched their on-field success, according to Yorkshire News. T...

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St Helens Break Even For First Time In 20 Years

25 August 2015 by Tim Groves

St Helens have broken even in terms of underlying trading profit for the first time since Super League began almost 20 years ago, the club revealed at the end of last month. The Merseyside club saw it...

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£44.2m Record for SRU

11 August 2015

The Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) has reported record turnover of £44.2m (€62.2m) for the 2014-15 financial year. Revenue streams increased by £513,000 over the 12-month period, while average debt is...

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Tigers Director Looks to Increase Stake

11 August 2015

The Leicester Mercury has reported that Leicester Tigers could be set for a cash windfall that is expected to run into millions of pounds. Director and shareholder Tom Scott has offered to make a sign...

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WRL Look to Off-Load Scorpions

5 August 2015

Wales Rugby League (WRL), are seeking new owners for South Wales Scorpions RLFC after two seasons of running Kingstone Press League 1 club to take the club forward.The WRL took control of the organis...

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Rhino Issues Retail Bonds

23 July 2015

Rhino Rugby, the specialist producer of rugby training equipment, teamwear, apparel and rugby balls is following in Wasps' footsteps by issuing a retail bond that will mature in five years paying inve...

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