Gallagher named official partner of Women's Rugby, WXV and Rugby World Cup 2025

Gallagher is the Official Partner of Women in Rugby and Rugby World Cup 2025
Gallagher is the Official Partner of Women in Rugby and Rugby World Cup 2025
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World Rugby has announced Gallagher as the official partner of Women's Rugby and Rugby World Cup 2025.

As part of the partnership agreement, Gallagher will be an Official Partner of World Rugby WXV 2023 & 2024 – the new, three-tier annual global women's competition featuring 18 teams. Launching later this year, WXV will revolutionize the women's international rugby landscape, providing for the first time a meaningful pathway for all unions and a competitive springboard toward an expanded Rugby World Cup in 2025.

The WXV aims to increase depth and competitiveness of the international game leading to the Rugby World Cup 2025.

"We are extremely proud to partner with World Rugby and to provide a pathway for women aspiring to work at elite levels of the sport through the Rugby World Cup, WXV and the Gallagher High Performance Academy," said Gallagher Chairman, President and CEO J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr.

"Gallagher has deep roots within rugby and a rich history in sports partnerships, sharing the core values of driving high performance through teamwork, integrity, inclusivity, respect and professional excellence."

Former New Zealand Rugby player and three-time Rugby World Cup winner, Kendra Cocksedge; and England Rugby's all-time most capped player, Rugby World Cup winner and former Captain, Sarah Hunter. Both Cocksedge and Hunter were unveiled as ambassadors for Gallagher's World Rugby partnership.

World Rugby Chief of Women's Rugby Sally Horrox had high praises for Gallagher extending support to the women's game.

"From the very start, Gallagher has shown a real commitment to supporting the women's game," said Horrox.

"The partnership sees them backing three of our most important programs; WXV, World Rugby's exciting new three-tiered annual tournament, RWC 2025 and what will now be known as the Gallagher High Performance Academy.

"Gallagher cares deeply about rugby and is committed to increasing the opportunity for women both on and off the field. We look forward to working with them closely on the exciting pathway to 2025 and beyond."

Written by TPP - The Punters Page