It was always on the cards. England were in the group of death for the Rugby World Cup (RWC) and didn’t make it out. Beaten by home nation rival, Wales, and then Australia, England are the first host nation not to make it out of their pool. And the next day their kit was being offered at 40 per cent off on the RWC website.
While winning the game’s most prestigious trophy in 2003 probably ranks pretty highly on former professional rugby player Josh Lewsey’s CV, he’s also got a stint in the army, a post-grad in law and positions at Citi Group and PwC to impress with.
The expectations of Britain's businesses were high ahead of the Rugby World Cup and Barclaycard has found that the tournament drove a September sales spike in pubs, off licences and sport stores as shoppers got into the spirit of the game – although this may change now England is out of the running.
The one thing we've learnt so far from the Rugby World Cup? You need to focus on team engagement.
Geraldine Osman, the VP of international marketing at Connected Data, discusses what IT teams and bosses can learn about cloud computing and teamwork from the champions of collaboration – aka the best international rugby teams.
The rise of the shared economy is putting pressure on hotel revenues, with platforms including Airbnb, HouseTrip and onefinestay set to slow 2016 progress.
For young small businesses to fulfil potential each have to be able to operate on an even playing field with the big boys. However, it appears that with less than three per cent of government procurement spend coming this way the odds continue to be stacked.
Real Business looks at the companies expected to benefit most from this autumn's rugby extravaganza.
Attending the Rugby World Cup in a business capacity and to network? This must-read guide will help you to navigate the cultural minefield.
The Rugby World Cup 2015 is set to be a big boon for British businesses, but in a world where sport and entrepreneurship are increasingly aligned, which teams are the winners and losers when it comes to social media activity?
In advance of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, here are five top tips to help employers prepare for time off demands and performance issues.
With the 2015 Rugby World Cup now a little more than a month away, Paul Baross, presenter of TV show "The School of Hard Knocks", explains why rugby and business aren't that different though ten takeaway thoughts.