Guinness has agreed new partnerships with the Welsh Rugby Union and the English Rugby Football Union.
Bank of Ireland has provisionally agreed a five-year deal with Munster Rugby to become the club’s title sponsor, a position the bank previously held for six years up to 2004, according to the Irish Times newspaper.
DHL has agreed a deal with the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) to become the naming rights partner for the upcoming British & Irish Lions tour to Australia.
Greene King has agreed a three-year deal, from 2013-14 to 2015-16, to become the first title sponsor of English rugby union’s second tier Championship.
American insurance group AIG will sponsor the forthcoming 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens tournament in Moscow, Russia.
Welsh rugby union club Ospreys have agreed a one-year extension to their commercial partnership with RWE npower renewables, in a move that will take the shirt sponsorship deal into a record ninth consecutive year.