Rugby India launches Rugby Premier League in partnership with Baseline Ventures

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Rugby Premier League

The Indian Rugby Football Union(IRFU) has announced plans to inaugurate the Rugby Premier League(RPL), a pioneering franchise-based league. The league, set to debut this September, will showcase top-tier 7s rugby talent from both domestic and international arenas.

How Rugby Premier League will work?

It was also announced that IRFU has partnered with one of India’s leading sport marketing companies Baseline Ventures India Pvt Ltd for organising & marketing the league. The league to be played in the 7s format of the sport is slated to be held in September this year and will feature six teams in its inaugural season.

President of the Indian Rugby Football Union, Rahul Bose, hailed the league’s launch as a monumental moment for Indian Rugby, expressing confidence in its potential to revolutionize the landscape of the sport in the country.

Speaking on the historic announcement, the President of Indian Rugby Football Union, Mr Rahul Bose said “This is a landmark moment for India and Indian Rugby. Rugby is one of the biggest sports globally and India has been making steady progress in the sport for the last few years. This strengthened our belief that now is the right time for us to leap into starting a professional league in India.”

“We are confident that the RPL will be a game changer for Indian Rugby by providing our players a platform to rub shoulders with some of the best in the world and showcase their talent. The RPL will be a world-class product.”

Tuhin Mishra, Managing Director of Baseline Ventures India Pvt Ltd, echoed Bose’s sentiments, expressing enthusiasm for the partnership and underscoring the immense potential of Rugby as a captivating sport for both television audiences and live spectators. Mishra stated, “We are thrilled to collaborate with the Indian Rugby Football Union in spearheading the development of the inaugural franchise-based rugby league. With its high-octane gameplay and constant action, Rugby possesses all the essential elements to captivate audiences, both on-screen and in-person.”

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