Independent World Rugby review is a facade

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In the wake of fresh allegations of corruption in the election of its top officials, World Rugby has some serious questions to answer. The independent World Rugby review of its governance won’t have those answers. Allegations of Corruption A little over a week ago Pacific Rugby Players Welfare (PRPW) – a not-for-profit players organization headed […] READ MORE


CVC acquire 14.5% stake in Guinness Six Nations

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CVC have enquired a 14.5% stake in the Guinness Six Nations, the French Rugby Union (FFR) AGM has revealed. Robert Rees brings the latest from the Six Nations camp. Deal worth €75m for FFR The 14.5% share in the Six Nations by the investment group CVC, who already have deals in the Gallagher Premiership and […] READ MORE


Bill Beaumont: Opportunities and Challenges for Rugby Union

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Sir Bill Beaumont has recently been re-elected as chairman of the International Rugby Board. He has been in this position since 2016. Beaumont is a former captain of the England team, where he earned 34 caps. He played for England from 1975-82 and for the British and Irish Lions from 1977-80. Opportunities and Challenges for […] READ MORE


Old hand vs young hotshot; World Rugby Chairman role

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There is now a contest for the World Rugby Chairman role, with Agustín Pichot entering the ring. It means that incumbent Chair Bill Beaumont must ‘see off the young hotshot’ if he wishes to retain command of the governing body. The positions of Chairman and Vice-Chairman will be determined at the annual meeting of the […] READ MORE



EPCR speak out on ‘Club World Cup’ proposal

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The news broke on Monday morning of discussions regarding a Club World Cup in the place of the current European competitions. EPCR have since given a statement on the current state of affairs.  Robert Rees brings you the latest on the proposal. Club World Cup proposal Much like football, there is a want from some […] READ MORE


France Hire Jacques Brunel as new Head Coach

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There is a new man in charge of France; with the French Rugby Federation officially announcing the hiring of Jacques Brunel as their new Head Coach, replacing the outgoing Guy Novès after two years in charge. Brunel (63) has worked previously under FRF President Bernard Laporte as an assistant, during Laporte’s tenure as France Head […] READ MORE