The rugby world cup is finally here, teams from all over the world will gather in the UK, to compete on the biggest stage in rugby. But how will this impact businesses in the UK?.... Major sporting event like the RWC have huge economic value, with millions of supporters expected to visit the UK over the coming weeks, many businesses have an opportunity to capitalise on this major event. It is estimated that the RWC will generate £2.2billion of output into the UK economy which will result in £982 million of value added to national GDP. More international visitors are expected than any other Rugby World Cup in history, there has been £85 million invested in infrastructure, 41,000 jobs to be supported around the country and the economic benefit will be shared around 11 host cities.