Sunday May 31, 2020

Rugby scores well as fan numbers soar

The number of people who consider themselves to be fans of rugby has risen 20 per cent, to more than 2.1 million, in the last five years. Of these, more than 900,000 describe themselves as ‘‘avid fans’’, according to research by sponsorship consultan

1st January, 2011

The number of people who consider themselves to be fans of rugby has risen 20 per cent, to more than 2.1 million, in the last five years. Of these, more than 900,000 describe themselves as ‘‘avid fans’’, according to research by sponsorship consultants Onside.

The rugby research, which showed that three in four Irish males were now rugby fans, comes as decisive games in the Heineken Cup are being played this month and before...

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