RFU announce record revenue figures
The Rugby Football Union has announced record revenue of £207.9million for 2014/15 and a retained profit of £7.7million.
It is the first time the annual report and accounts for the English game's governing body has exceeded £200million, a figure made possible by the high number of Twickenham matches on ticket, broadcasting, hospitality and other match-day revenues.
Investment in rugby increased two per cent over the previous year to £76.8million, with investment in professional rugby broadly flat with 2013/14 at £44.3million.
"The financial performance in 2014/15 was exceptionally strong," RFU chief financial officer Stephen Brown said.
"The RFU has delivered a fifth consecutive year of rugby investment growth, which now exceeds strategic plan projections by £14million over the past three years."