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Octagon Expands Rugby Presence with Acquisition

Octagon Expands Rugby Presence with Acquisition

Octagon announced a major expansion of its global Rugby business with the acquisition of Prosport Internationals Rugby division. The acquisition will bring prominent rugby agent Tom Negri on as the Head of Octagon Rugby. Tom Negri has been instrumental in the growth of Prosports Rugby division, and the organization is excited to begin this new chapter.

We are thrilled to welcome Tom and these incredibly talented athletes to the Octagon family, said Franco Barocas, Managing Director of Octagon Rugby & Cricket.We appreciate their belief in us and our global approach to this important sport, as it continues to gain traction around the world.

With the agreement, more than 20 Prosport Rugby clients, including stars Sebastian Negri and Simone Ferrari, will join the Octagon family. Barocas and Clifford Bloxham, SVP & Head of Octagon UK Talent and Properties, will lead the worldwide integration of Octagons presence in Rugby.

Octagon Rugbys existing roster includes superstars and England National Rugby Team Flankers Tom Curry and Ben Curry. Prosport is pleased to announce that our rugby division has been acquired by Octagon, marking a new chapter in both our journeys, said Mike Makaab, CEO, Prosport International.Tom Negris unwavering dedication and hard work have been instrumental in the growth of Prosports rugby division over the past decade.

As we acknowledge this transition, we extend our sincere appreciation to Tom, and wish both him and Octagon the very best in this powerful combination. Octagon is the preeminent talent management, integrated marketing, and creative agency in global sports and entertainment.

Founded in 1978, Octagon has represented more than 900 of the most influential athletes, talent, and properties in the world and created distinctive campaigns for many Fortune 500 companies. Prosport International is a global sports management organization founded in 2011, providing a wide range of professional services. It has offices across Africa and Europe.

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