It's farewell Aviva, hello Gallagher for UK rugby union - reports

It's farewell Aviva, hello Gallagher for UK rugby union - reports | Insurance Business Asia

It's farewell Aviva, hello Gallagher for UK rugby union - reports

Premiership Rugby, which has been sponsored by British insurer Aviva since 2010, will have a new title sponsor – and reports say it’s another insurance big shot.

Citing US sources, The Guardian said Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. is succeeding Aviva following last August’s one-year renewal. It also cited the possibility of the 2019 US fixture being hosted in Chicago, the city where Gallagher was founded in the 1920s.

While the English professional rugby union competition has suggested it is close to unveiling Aviva’s successor, it did not offer further information.

“Premiership Rugby is at an advanced stage of confirming our title partner for the start of the 2018-19 season,” a Premiership Rugby spokesperson was quoted as saying in a statement. “We can’t comment on the names of any companies who are part of this process.”

Meanwhile, according to the report, next year’s April 06 match is likely to be between Sale and Harlequins – with New Jersey’s Red Bull Arena also a possible venue.

 

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