Media Release

NSW Waratahs announce Principal Partnership with Nomura Research Institute

  • Date 19 Oct 2022
  • Filed under Media Release
NSW Waratahs and NRI

The NSW Waratahs have today announced the signing of a three-year partnership agreement with Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. (NRI) Group who will become the club’s Principal Partner. The NRI Group logo will appear on the front of the NSW Waratahs match jersey from the 2023 season onwards.

NRI Group is a multinational technology and consulting firm with an annual revenue of over US$4.9 billion. It is a leading global provider of consulting services and system solutions, including management consulting, system integration, and IT management and solutions for the financial, manufacturing, retail, and service industries.

The Tokyo-listed company has more than 16,000 employees in over 70 offices around the world, including New York, London, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Australia. It provides technology and IT solutions to some of the world’s biggest organisations and supports Australia’s largest brands and government departments.

Nomura Research Institute Australia Pty Ltd President Hiroyuki Kawanami said, “The Waratahs are New South Wales’ premier rugby union team, and we are proud to partner with them as they turn the page on the Covid-19 pandemic and welcome their fans back following the appointment of Head Coach Darren Coleman.”

Under the leadership of Coleman, the NSW Waratahs had a strong Super Rugby Pacific campaign in 2022, qualifying for the finals for the first time since 2018. The club recently signed Wallabies Kurtley Beale, Tolu Latu, and Fijian Test star Nemani Nadolo ahead of the Super Rugby Pacific 2023 season and have set their sights firmly on a top four finish next year.

NSW Waratahs Rugby CEO Paul Doorn said, “We’re thrilled to be entering a strategic partnership with a global market leader in NRI Group, and we anticipate that the partnership will create tremendous opportunities for both organisations.”

“NRI’s focus on quality, innovation, and problem solving reflects the NSW Waratahs’ commitment to excellence, and there is a very strong alignment between our two organisations.”

NRI Australia and New Zealand CEO Dean Langenbach said, “NRI Group and the NSW Waratahs are both committed to building customer trust and establishing relationships for mutual growth, and we are excited to be partnering with the NSW Waratahs as they return to their old stomping ground at Allianz Stadium.” 

“The NSW Waratahs have a vast corporate and government network, and our three-year strategic partnership with the NSW Waratahs will allow us to bring NRI Group to communities across Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific over the coming years.”