World Rugby has announced the appointment of EY as official professional services supplier of Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan.

As an official professional services supplier, EY, one of the world’s leading professional service firms, will provide a full range of professional advisory services, including tax and accounting for the tournament, which kicks off on 20 September when Japan plays Russia.

The appointment of another globally-renowned brand as an official professional services supplier reflects the growing global excitement and interest ahead of Asia’s first Rugby World Cup.

World Rugby Chair Bill Beaumont said: “We are delighted to be continuing our successful relationship with EY as the official professional services supplier of Rugby World Cup 2019.

“EY is a global leader in the accountancy, tax and business advisory sectors, and their services will be critical to an event, which is rapidly proving to be the most globally-impactful Rugby World Cup ever.

“We look forward to strengthening our collaboration in the spirit of unity, innovation and teamwork as we prepare to deliver what will be a very special, successful and ground-breaking Rugby World Cup.”

EY Japan Country Managing Partner Koichi Tsuji added: “It is a great honour for EY Japan to be able to participate in RWC 2019 as an official professional services supplier. EY is a global professional firm with the purpose of building a better working world. For a tournament where the teams compete with a national pride, we are looking forward to supplying our expertise as professional business advisors.

“Together with rugby fans all around the world, players, and event organisers, we want to further this great event. As a supporter, we will do our best to ensure that RWC 2019 is remembered as the most exciting and successful to date.”

Rugby World Cup 2019 is shaping-up to be the event to attend in 2019 with unprecedented ticketing demand during the priority and public phases to date. Fans interested in attending Asia's first Rugby World Cup can find out more via the official website at, where details of forthcoming phases and the official supporter tour and hospitality programmes can be found.

The Rugby World Cup 2019 commercial programme features a full inventory of six Worldwide Partners: Emirates, Heineken, Land Rover, Mastercard, Société Générale and DHL (all confirmed in record time with record value), Canon, TOTO Ltd, SECOM, Taisho Pharmaceutical, Mitsubishi Estate and NEC as Official Sponsors and Gilbert, TUDOR, Toppan Printing, Canterbury, NTT DOCOMO and EY as Tournament Suppliers.