World Rugby has announced the appointment of Taisei Corporation as an official sponsor of Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan.
The building construction and civil engineering company Taisei has been involved in the construction of various tournament venues across the country, contributing significantly to Rugby World Cup 2019’s implementation and future success.
World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont said: "We are delighted to welcome Taisei to the commercial family for Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan as an official sponsor.
"The appointment of a long-established Japanese company to a record-breaking commercial portfolio reflects the enormous prestige of Rugby World Cup in Japan and broadens the reach and profile of what is shaping-up to be the most popular rugby event ever with record ticket demand and the biggest-ever broadcast and digital media footprint."
Taisei Corporation president Yoshiyuki Murata said: “We feel very proud to take part in the Rugby World Cup as an official sponsor, an event that the whole world will get passionate about. I hope for the success of this inspiring international sporting event, in which players selected from all over the world take pride in representing their countries.”
Rugby World Cup 2019 is on track to be the event to attend in 2019 with unprecedented ticketing demand during the priority and public phases to date and more than 85 per cent of all tickets sold. A limited number of tickets are available for fans interested in attending Asia's first Rugby World Cup via the official website at www.rugbyworldcup.com/tickets. The site also contains details of the official supporter tour and hospitality programmes.
The Rugby World Cup 2019 commercial programme features a full inventory of six Worldwide Partners: Emirates, Heineken, Land Rover, Mastercard, Société Générale and DHL. Canon, TOTO Ltd, SECOM, Taisho Pharmaceutical, Mitsubishi Estate, NEC, HITO Communications and Taisei as Official Sponsors and Gilbert, TUDOR, Toppan Printing, Canterbury, NTT DOCOMO, EY, a conglomerate of newspaper companies, Suntory Holdings Limited and Aggreko as Tournament Suppliers.