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Premiership Rugby

Who we work with

At Premiership Rugby, we work with numerous organisations and stakeholders in order to deliver our leagues, competitions and programmes.

Firstly, we work side-by-side with our stakeholder clubs. Premiership Rugby is responsible for, and responsible to, our clubs.

We also work closely with the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and the Rugby Players Association (RPA). The RFU and Premiership Rugby signed a partnership in 2016, the Professional Game Agreement, which enshrines certain regulations and provides a structure for relations through to 2024. The Professional Game Group meets regularly to discuss issues and work together towards the best, long-term interests of the game in England.

We have two host TV broadcasters in the UK: BT Sport and Channel 5. We work closely with BT Sport to deliver innovative and accessible coverage of the league competition. BT Sport airs up to 69 matches per season.

Since autumn 2017, BT Sport have been joined by Channel 5. Channel 5 air a weekly highlights programme and will broadcast a number of live matches during the 2017-18 season. We also have a host broadcaster agreement for radio: BBC Five Live.

In addition, we work with a number of international TV broadcasters. Through their commitment to Premiership Rugby, our competitions are broadcast in over 200 countries. You can find out more about our international broadcasters by clicking here.

To deliver our community programmes, events and promotional activities, we work a range of public, private and charitable sector partners.

To find out more about our relationships with any of our partners or stakeholders, please click on the relevant link below.

Premiership Rugby Boards

Premiership Rugby is owned by and delivers for our stakeholder clubs.


The RFU is the national governing body for rugby in England.


The Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) looks after the collective welfare interest of the 700 current male and female RPA members in England, as well as over 450 former players.

Our Broadcasters

Find out more about our International Broadcasters in Europe, Asia, Oceania, the Americas, Middle East/North Africa and Sub Saharan Africa.

Premiership Rugby Match Officials

Find out more about the Premiership Rugby officials and how to become a referee.


EPCR is the organisation responsible for European rugby competitions, which are the Champions Cup and the Challenge Cup. Premiership Rugby teams compete in one of the two competitions, depending on their final finishing position in the league.

World Rugby

World Rugby is the world governing body for the sport of rugby. The organisation is responsible for the Rugby World Cup, held every four years, as well as the regulation, promotion and development of rugby worldwide.

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