The Gallagher Premiership is the biggest domestic rugby league in the UK. Due to that, there are a lot of sponsors who are involved with the league, trying to advertise their brand.
Who are the Gallagher Premiership sponsors? Insurance brokerage Arthur J Gallagher is the title sponsor of Premiership Rugby. Some of the other sponsors include Etoro, Ticketmaster and Funding Circle.
As it is one of the biggest rugby competitions in the world, you can understand why the Gallagher Premiership has a variety of sponsors for the competition. As you might expect, Gallagher is the title sponsor of Premiership Rugby. They have been the title sponsor since 2018, taking over from Aviva.
Gallagher is an American insurance brokerage, who have been looking to expand their market share in Europe over the last decade. Which is why they decided to get their name out there by sponsoring Premiership Rugby, creating the name Premiership Rugby. Outside of Gallagher, there are other companies that sponsor the league.
TNT Sports is probably the most notable of the other sponsors of the league. That is because they are the broadcasting partner of the Gallagher Premiership. It is the only place in the UK where you can watch live Premiership Rugby games. They also have information about the league on their site.
Gilbert is another one of the major sponsors of the league who also work with Premiership Rugby. That is because Gilbert is a rugby equipment supplier who makes balls, training equipment and some rugby wear.
Ticketmaster is another of the sponsors of Premiership Rugby which also does some business with the league. A lot of Premiership Rugby teams run their ticketing system through Ticketmaster as it is an easy way for fans to buy tickets online.
There are other sponsors of Premiership Rugby who are purely associated with the league to get their brand name out there to target audiences. The Land Rover Defender is one of the key sponsors of the league and you will see the car advertised during Gallagher Premiership games.
Similarly, the league is also sponsored by Fuller’s London Pride, an ale which believes that its target customer base watches the Gallagher Premiership. There are other companies who sponsor the Gallagher Premiership like Etoro, Funding Circle, Christopher Ward and Ocean.
Who owns Gallagher Premiership Rugby?
The Gallagher Premiership might be going through financial difficulties at the moment, but the league as a whole is still incredibly valuable. So let’s take a look at exactly who owns the Gallagher Premiership.
The majority owners of the Gallagher Premiership are the clubs involved in the league. In total, those clubs own 73% of the league and this entitles them to a share of 73% of the profits and revenues made by the league. There is another group which owns 27% of Premiership Rugby at the moment.
CVC Capital, an American investment firm, are the owners of 27% of Premiership Rugby. Back in 2018, the league announced that they had agreed to sell this share of the competition to CVC Capital for around £200 million. This money was to be used to expand the league and make it more sustainable.
Instead, the money ended up being used to keep the league alive during the Covid-19 pandemic. It was terrible timing for Premiership Rugby as they now have to give 27% of the profits from the Premiership to CVC Capital.
While we know that Premiership teams split the ownership of the league between each team, it is not easy to tell what has been done with the shares that were previously owned by the teams who have folded in Wasps, Worcester Warriors and London Irish.
Do Premiership Rugby clubs make money?
There has been a lot of news in the last couple of years about the poor financial situation that a lot of Premiership Rugby teams are in. So do these teams actually make money?
Premiership Rugby clubs are not profitable at the moment. If you take a look at the financial records of all the Premiership team’s, you can see that the majority tend to lose money year on year.
While the team’s do make a lot of money through ticket sales and merchandise, they spend more of that money on player wages, stadium costs and more. So they tend to lose money every year and this is why the debt levels at each Premiership Rugby club are rising at the moment.
Who are the Gallagher Premiership champions?
There have been a huge number of successful teams in the Gallagher Premiership. So let’s take a look at the team who are the current Premiership Rugby champions.
Saracen’s are the current Premiership Rugby Champions. They beat Sale Sharks in 2023 to win their sixth title in 14 years. Having lost to Leicester Tigers in the 2022 Premiership Rugby final, Saracens were looking for revenge the following season.
Despite losing key internationals like Owen Farrell, Billy Vunipola and Maro Itoje for large parts of the season due to international fixtures, they still managed to finish top of the table. This meant that they were able to host the semi-finals, playing against Northampton.
With their internationals back in the fold, Saracens took care of business at home with a convincing win over Northampton Saints. They met Sale Sharks in the final, with the storylines before the game focusing on the matchup between England teammates George Ford and Owen Farrell at 10.
Farrell ended up being the winner of that duel, but it was the power and execution of the Saracen’s team which led to them winning the game. Saracen were losing with twenty minutes to go in the game but tries from Elliot Daly and Ivan van Zyl gave them a ten-point lead which Sale could not overturn.
It led to Saracen winning their sixth Premiership Rugby title. It is the first title which they have won since being relegated to the Championship due to breaking salary cap rules. It also makes Saracen’s tied for the second most successful team in Premiership history, now tied with Bath and Wasps on six titles.