Rugby Union

Crunch match: England can take a significant step to the RBS 6 Nations title this weekend

Six Nations? FA Cup? Or maybe both?

By Liam Coleman

This weekend sees the return of the country's most iconic tournaments for rugby union and football, with a significant number of matches available to all licensees.

Rugby spectacle: the Lions tour to New Zealand will draw many customers


How pubs can kick off a winning 2017

By Liam Coleman

Both sports fans and licensees can look forward to a bumper 2017 as millions continue to choose the atmosphere of a pub to enjoy the sporting action, but what are the sports that got people into pubs in 2016 and how can licensees maximise those events...

Pubs can boost their takings during the rugby


Rugby: Making the most of the Six Nations Championship

By Nigel Huddleston

How can pubs maximise sales around the prestigious rugby tournament? The Publican's Morning Advertiser offers top tips on getting the viewing experience right for customers as well as how to sell food and drink effectively before, during and after...

Sky Sports signs southern hemisphere rugby deal


Sky Sports signs southern hemisphere rugby deal

By Oli Gross

Sky Sports has bagged rights to air rugby starring World Cup semifinalists New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Argentina with a new five-year deal with SANZAR. 

Six Nations Rugby: Making the most of it

Six Nations Rugby: Making the most of it

By Phil Mellows

As England prepares to host the Rugby World Cup next September, the Six Nations tournament, which kicks off in February, is set to be even bigger than usual, and pubs could find themselves entertaining a whole new demographic.

Make your pub a destination for rugby fans

GP Generator: Rugby Six Nations

By Phil Mellows

The eagerly-anticipated Six Nations rugby union tournament kicks off soon and licensees should make the most of the opportunity. As The Publican's Morning Advertiser finds, there is plenty they can do to entice the fans.


Why rugby is well worth a try

By Rob Willock

It’s always pleasing to have your long-held opinions and prejudices confirmed. And so it was at our MA300 business club event for multiple operators at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium last week that two highly regarded sports bar operators revealed a snippet...

The Lions Tour is a great opportunity to bring in trade

How pubs can win with the Lions Tour

By Noli Dinkovski

The British and Irish Lions are sharpening their claws for the impending clash Down Under. Pubs should make the most of the opportunity of this quadrennial rugby extravaganza.

Kick off: The Rugby World Cup starts next week

The trying game

By Noli Dinkovski

Noli Dinkovski looks at the opportunities presented by the Rugby World Cup, which kicks off in Auckland, New Zealand on 9 September.

Coming soon to pubs: The Rugby World Cup

Scrums of comfort

By Noli Dinkovski

Licensees need to plan ahead to capitalise on this up-and-coming tantalising timetable of televised sport in pubs. As Noli Dinkovski discovers, there are plenty of ways to increase footfall and boost business.

Wolf Blass: rugby link-up

Wolf Blass tackles sports

By Sonya Hook

Australian wine company Foster's is investing £2m in a sports-themed campaign for its Wolf Blass brand. The push, which encompasses television ads,...

Magners League sponsorship continues

Magners extends Celtic rugby sponsorship

By Ewan Turney

Magners has extended its sponsorship of the Celtic rugby union league for a further two years. The agreement will see Magners continue as title...

Brains: sponsor of the Welsh national team

Brains relaunches Bread of Heaven for 6Ns

By Ewan Turney

Welsh brewer and national rugby team sponsor SA Brain has relaunched its Bread of Heaven ale in time for the Six Nations kick-off. The ale returns...



Will you be screening the Rugby World Cup? Bill Skehan Skehan Free House New Cross London We are showing it at the moment, although there haven't...



Yvonne Cleminson The licensee of the Cherry Tree in Rowledge, Surrey, urges participation in Community Pubs Week Now that the excitement and...