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EY on board for Rugby World Cup 2015

Professional services firm EY has been appointed as the official business advisor of the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England.

Under the agreement, EY will provide a range of professional advisory services, including tax and accounting, for the tournament that runs from September 18 to October 31 next year.

EY’s global vice-chair for advisory, Norman Lonergan, said: "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."

Rugby World Cup 2015 has appointed Heineken, Land Rover, Société Générale, DHL, Emirates and MasterCard as worldwide partners.

Gilbert and Canterbury of New Zealand will supply rugby balls and sportswear respectively, while Clifford Chance is the tournament’s official law firm.