By: Ainsley Brown
This is a follow up to Rugby World Cup: England 2015?
The largest rugby competition is going home back to England where the sweet sweet game began – so says the International Rugby Board (IRB). If you cannot tell already well let me confess or should I say profess my love for this game. I am more than simply a fan, I am a proud member of the Brampton ´Breavers´ Rugby Football Club – we are Dam Proud – so every chance I get to mention rugby on this blog I jump at it.
The Rugby Football Union (RFU) beat out its competition to host the 2015 games by putting forward a bid that was about 20% more commercially lucrative than its rivals. The bid is set to net the IRB £220 million from merchandising, broadcasting and sponsorship. It is also estimated that the World Cup will be worth £2.1 billion to the UK economy.
What does all this have to do with law?
Well let’s just say between now and 2015, and perhaps for long after that, with those kind of figures as noted above, there will be many a lawyer who will earn a pretty penny. They will come to know and appreciate – for those that don’t already – rucks, mauls, scrums, trys, spin passes and drop goals.