Sport Rugby

Thursday 30 June 2016

EURO 2016 LATEST Visit Euro 2016 Hub

Fri 10th June

Sat 11th June

Sun 12th June

Mon 13th June

Tue 14th June

Wed 15th June

Thu 16th June

Fri 17th June

Sat 18th June

Sun 19th June

Mon 20th June

Sat 25th June

Sun 26th June

Mon 27th June

Today's Fixtures

Poland POL 1

Portugal POR 1


Fri 01st July

Wales WAL

Belgium BEL


Sat 02nd July

Germany GER

Italy ITA


Sun 03rd July

France FRA

Iceland ISL


RaboDirect to call time on Pro12 sponsorship

Published 24/08/2013 | 05:00

CELTIC LEAGUE rugby will rely on their new four-year, seven-figure television deal with Sky Sports to land them a new title-sponsor following the news RaboDirect will not be renewing their existing Pro12 sponsorship deal.

  • Go To

RaboDirect, the Dutch multinational banking and financial services company, took over as title sponsor for the competition from Magners for the 2011/12 season, but will not be sponsoring the competition beyond this season.

The league will be confident of attracting a new title-sponsor, especially following the announcement in May that Sky Sports have agreed a four-year deal to broadcast 33 live matches each season.

The deal is a hugely lucrative one and is due to commence at the start of the 2014/15 season.

It is also anticipated the Sky Sports deal will run alongside the continued terrestrial screening of matches, once agreement is reached with the various parties beyond 2014/15.

John Feehan, the chief executive of Celtic Rugby, said: "Celtic Rugby would like to thank RaboDirect for its investment and support of the competition from (their) introduction in 2011 until the end of the upcoming season.

"The competition has grown hugely over the last few years and this season is set to be even better.

"The launch will kickstart what we all expect will be another fascinating campaign," he added.

Irish Independent

Read More

Promoted articles

Editor's Choice

Also in Sport