Heineken close to announcing sponsorship deal for European Cup
November 11, 1999
A record four year deal has apparently been struck which will see Heineken returning as sponsors of the European Cup, according to reports in England's Daily Mail.
The report goes on to suggest that England's six qualifiers will expect to earn £800,000 each. The return of the brewery as sponsor will help raise the sponsorship and television revenue to more than £70m over four years.
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt won the tactical battle and set his team on course for a shot at the Grand Slam. Tom Hamilton reports from Dublin
With the World Cup only a few months away, the last thing France needed was doubts over the future of their coach, writes Huw Richards
They came to Murrayfield looking to put down a marker, but Scotland were sent home with their tails between their legs, writes Tristan Barclay
The controversial tackling technique will be in full swing in Dublin on Sunday, writes Conor O'Shea, and could be a decisive factor for Ireland