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Rugby World Cup: 8 reasons to join the GSF

Who will win the 2019 Rugby World Cup? The Global Sports Forum (GSF) on Eikon Messenger is back to give financial professionals a place to chat and gain insight on one of the world’s largest sporting events. Join us in the GSF from 16 September.


  1. Financial professionals can keep up to date with the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan when the Global Sports Forum returns to Eikon Messenger from 16 September.
  2. The GSF coverage of the Rugby World Cup on Eikon Messenger includes live guest chats and pitch-side interviews moderated by an award-winning sports journalist.
  3. Access to the GSF is free and exclusive to financial industry professionals via Eikon Messenger, our secure and compliant collaboration tool.

There are several reasons why eight is an important number in rugby.

There are eight people from each side in a scrum and line-out. The number eight position also carries huge responsibility and is pivotal in attacking, defending and carrying the ball forward for their team.

But arguably, the most important number eight of all are the eight reasons why you should join the Global Sports Forum (GSF) for this year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Excitement is building for the host nation’s opening match against Russia on 20 September, which is one of 40 games in the tournament’s opening group phase up until 13 October.

The final takes place on 2 November, with three-times winners New Zealand again the favourites to lift the trophy. England, Wales, Ireland and South Africa are among other fancied teams.

But which number eight will run riot at the Rugby World Cup? Will it be New Zealand’s Kieran Read, Billy Vunipola of England or Ireland’s Jack Conan?

Rugby World Cup: 8 reasons to join the GSF

Follow the Rugby World Cup on Eikon Messenger

Have your say and keep up to date with all the action from Japan 2019 when the Global Sports Forum returns to Eikon Messenger from 16 September, running until 4 November.

Here’s our eight reasons as to why you should lace up your boots and join the GSF team for Japan 2019:

  1. All the action in one place (at work)

Hosted exclusively on Eikon Messenger, the Global Sports Forum is the only online editorial community for financial professionals to chat about sports.

  1. Everyone’s a pundit…

Come together for banter, share your opinions and discuss the controversies.

  1. …if not, just ask our experts — live

With live guest chats and pitch-side interviews moderated by award-winning sports journalist Adrian Warner who has been covering sport for more than 30 years.

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  1. Deeper insight

Learn the ins and outs of the sport with curated news from Reuters, charts and analytics from our JAPAN 2019 app in Eikon. Register for a free Eikon trial.

  1. Score

Compete in our daily quiz for a chance to win a vintage international rugby shirt of your choice every day.

  1. Engage

Meet and network with other members in the financial industry over a shared interest of sport.

  1. Never miss a try

Keep up to date with Eikon Messenger on Mobile. Download the free Eikon app for Android or iOS.

  1. Free to join!

Access to the Global Sports Forum is available to Eikon subscribers and to financial professionals via our free Eikon Messenger service. Don’t have an Eikon Messenger account? Register for free.