Ladbrokes agree Four Nations sponsorship

September 19, 2016

The RFL has announced an agreement with leading bookmakers Ladbrokes that will see them become the official title sponsor of this year’s Four Nations tournament.

Already title sponsor of the Challenge Cup and a First Utility Super League partner in 2016, buy buy Ladbrokes are extending their partnership with Rugby League into the international game which will see them strengthen their presence in the UK and Australian market.

Ladbrokes will benefit from premium brand exposure as matches will be broadcast on BBC, Channel 9 Australia, Sky New Zealand and Premier Sports – last year’s International Series between England and New Zealand drew in a UK audience of 4m+ on the BBC.

Ladbrokes Four Nations Tournament Director, Jon Dutton said: “Ladbrokes are a fantastic partner to work with and very professional in their approach to the game.

“Some of the best players in the world will be in the country for the Four Nations this autumn and having Ladbrokes on board will enhance this competition on and off the field.

“Being associated with international Rugby League can strengthen their brand in the sports betting market.”

Kristof Fahy, Chief Marketing Officer of Ladbrokes added: “We enjoy a terrific relationship with Rugby League and it’s a sport that welcomes the value that the Ladbrokes brand is able to offer. 

“We’re now extending the investment we’ve made in the sport in the UK to the international stage where we know we can have a real impact.

“We plan to match the rugby skills on show with our own sporting passion to help deliver a Ladbrokes Four Nations tournament which will excite fans in both hemispheres.”