REPORT: The Premiership will be renamed and reformatted very soon - Ruck

REPORT: The Premiership will be renamed and reformatted very soon

Premiership Rugby is considering a name change as part of an ambitious rebrand to attract new supporters, according to The Times.

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Additionally, they are exploring the possibility of moving the play-off semi-finals to neutral venues in the future, though the competition’s final will remain at Twickenham for up to eight more years following a new agreement with the RFU.

There is also an expectation that this agreement will likely be extended until 2032.

The league, which has seen three clubs go bankrupt in the past three years, has bold plans to reshape the club game by attracting new audiences and sponsors.

As part of this initiative, external marketing consultants have been hired to propose potential new names for the league over the summer.

Read The Times full report here

Highest-paid rugby players in the world:

The recent disclosure of the earnings of some of rugby’s most prominent figures illuminates the lucrative landscape at the pinnacle of the sport.

As reported by Wales Online, let’s delve deeper into the earnings of today’s highest-paid rugby players.

Siya Kolisi (South Africa) – £800,000

Siya Kolisi, the inspirational Springbok captain, has enjoyed considerable success both on and off the field. His reported salary of £800,000 at Racing 92 reflects his value to the team and his standing as one of the sport’s most influential figures.

Siya Kolisi, Captain of South Africa celebrates after the Rugby World Cup Final match between New Zealand and South Africa at Stade De France, Paris on 29 October 2023 (Photo: Micah Crook/PPAUK)

Maro Itoje (England) – £800,000

Maro Itoje, the towering English lock, has been the subject of considerable speculation regarding his future earnings. While his reported salary of £800,000 with Saracens is impressive, potential hybrid deals with the RFU could see his income increase even further, highlighting his importance to both club and country.

Maro Itoje of England during the Six Nations Match between England and Wales at Twickenham, London on 10 February 2024 (Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK)