EY Named Official Business Advisor of Rugby World Cup 2015

October 30, 2014

Rugby World Cup Limited has announced the appointment of EY as the Official Business Advisor of Rugby World Cup 2015 in England.

As an Official Tournament Supplier, EY, one of the world’s leading professional service firms, will provide a full range of professional advisory services including tax and accounting for the tournament which kicks off on September 18, 2015 when hosts England take on Fiji at Twickenham.

The appointment of another globally-renowned brand as an official supplier further underscores Rugby World Cup’s stature as one of the world’s premier sporting events and a major worldwide brand.

Rugby World Cup Limited Chairman Bernard Lapasset said: “We are delighted to welcome EY as an Official Tournament Supplier for Rugby World Cup 2015. The appointment of a global leader in the accountancy, tax and advisory sector, is critical to the delivery of an event, which is now firmly established as one of the biggest and most popular in the world.”

“We look forward to collaborating with EY to deliver a record-breaking and special Rugby World Cup on and off the field that will inspire and engage new audiences and participants and drive the growth of Rugby worldwide.”

EY’s global vice-chair for advisory, Norman Lonergan, said: “EY is thrilled to be appointed as Official Business Advisor for Rugby World Cup 2015. Our involvement with Rugby World Cup helps to cement our position as a leader in the provision of professional services to global sporting events. We are looking forward to helping deliver a truly great Rugby World Cup, one that we hope will further grow the game of Rugby globally.”

The announcement follows the appointments of Heineken, Land Rover, Société Générale, DHL, Emirates and MasterCard as Rugby World Cup 2015 Worldwide Partners, Gilbert as Official Ball Supplier, Canterbury of New Zealand as Official Sportswear Supplier and Clifford Chance as Official Law Firm.