Deloitte teams up with USA Rugby ahead of Rio 2016

Multinational professional services firm Deloitte has become an official sponsor of the USA Rugby national governing body.

The agreement comes ahead of the USA’s potential participation in the rugby sevens tournament at the Rio 2016 Olympics – the first time rugby union will feature at the Games since 1924.

The USA’s men’s and women’s teams are currently taking part in respective qualification campaigns for the Olympics in the World Rugby Sevens World Series and World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series.

USA Rugby chief executive Nigel Melville said: "Sponsors like Deloitte help our team compete globally and strive for excellence. Deloitte's support will help position USA Rugby's men's and women's Eagles Sevens for success on the international stage."

Deloitte has been a sponsor of the US Olympic Committee since 2009, providing professional services to assist Team USA and the operational efficiency of USOC.

Terms for the deal between Deloitte and USA Rugby were not disclosed.