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MasterCard Renews Rugby World Cup 2015 Partnership; Event Expected To Net $336M

04 / 17 / 14

MasterCard has renewed its sponsorship for the Rugby World Cup 2015 in London. The deal continues a partnership between MasterCard and Rugby World Cup Ltd. which began ahead of Rugby World Cup 2011 in New Zealand. New Zealand rugby player Dan Carter helped MasterCard make the announcement in ce...

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