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Land Rover to sponsor Rugby World Cups

England"s Dave Attwood is tackled by Afa Aiono of Samoa during last weekend's match at Twickenham
Image caption Land Rover is already a rugby union sponsor

Carmaker Land Rover has been unveiled as a sponsor for the next two Rugby World Cup tournaments.

It will be a second tier "Official Sponsor" for the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, and a top tier "World Partner" for the 2015 event in England.

The financial details of the deals have not been released.

Land Rover, part of Jaguar Land Rover, the UK business owned by India's Tata Motors, is already involved in rugby union sponsorship.

It is already the "Official Vehicle" of both the England national side and the England Premiership.

Land Rover's sales are up 32% so far this year compared with 2009, led by strong growth in China and Brazil.

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