Agustin Pichot

  • Beaumont & Pichot Uncontested For World Rugby Leading Roles

    Bill Beaumont and Agustin Pichot have been nominated for the roles of chairman and vice-chairman of World Rugby and will stand uncontested at the World Rugby Council meeting in May. Member unions were invited to submit nominations for the position of World Rugby chairman and/or vice-chairman by the closing date of 12 March 2016 and no further names were put forward. Bill Beaumont (RFU) has been nominated for the position of chairman by his union to succeed Bernard Lapasset, who is not seeking re...

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  • Argentina Preparing World Cup Bids

    Argentina will bid for either the 2023 or 2027 Rugby World Cup, Augustin Pichot has revealed to SportBusiness International. Pichot, the former Pumas scrum-half who is director of the Argentine Rugby Union (UAR) and the country’s representative on the International Rugby Board (IRB), said he and the five-man UAR board were looking at bidding for one of the two tournaments. “We are looking at planning to bid for either the 2023 or 2027 Rugby World Cup and I have started talking to the Argenti...

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  • 5-Year Eligibility Rule For Rugby Union From 2021

    The World Rugby Council has approved reforms to eligibility rules extending the 3-year residency qualification for a player to qualify to play for his or her country of residence to five years. The ruling was passed unanimously and will take effect from 31st December 2020. The reformed Regulation 8 ensures that a player has a genuine, close, credible and established link with the nation of representation, and the key amendments are: • The 36-month residency requirement is increased to 60 month...

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  • Beaumont & Pichot Elected To World Rugby Roles

    Bill Beaumont and Agustín Pichot have been elected as World Rugby chairman and vice-chairman with a new governance model also set to be implemented at the global governing body. The pair were elected unopposed and unanimously voted in by members of World Rugby's Council in accordance with the bye-laws at its annual meeting as it was confirmed that there will now be expanded union representation on the Council. Beaumont and Pichot succeed chairman Bernard Lapasset and vice-chairman Oregan Hoskin...

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  • Pan-American Six Nations Planned For 2016

    Plans are in place for six nations from North and South America to launch a Pan-American annual championship based on the successful European model, according to an announcement from USA Rugby last week. Representatives of rugby unions from Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, Argentina, Canada and the United States met in Miami last week to discuss plans which are hoped to come to fruition in 2016. USA Rugby CEO Nigel Melville said: "This is an exciting time for rugby in the Americas and the establishment o...

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  • McCafferty Named Most Influential Person In Rugby

    ... the new re-branded Rugby Champions Cup which will come into place next season and he also helped bring in the BT Sport deal for the Aviva Premiership in 2013. The Top 20: 1. Mark McCafferty2. Joel Jutge3. Ian Ritchie4. Steve Hansen5. Brian O'Driscoll6. Agustin Pichot7. Eric Bale8. Jonny Wilkinson9. Brett Gosper10. Stuart Lancaster11. John Jeffrey12. Debbie Jevans13. Richie McCaw14. Joe Schmidt15. Ed Griffiths16. Nigel Melville17. Sam Warburton18. Eddie Jones19. Warren Gatland20. Maggie Alphonsi...

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  • RFU Support 5-Year Residency

    The RFU is supporting the extension of the international qualification period for players from three to five years. World Rugby is due to vote on the issue in May after launching a review involving consultation with 126 unions last November. The Telegraph has reported this week that any proposal for change is likely to face considerable opposition – as it did when the issue was last raised following the 2015 World Cup – but the RFU is determined to argue the case and hinted that it may impos...

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  • North And South Seasons To Align

    ... with Super Rugby in southern hemisphere to finish at similar time. Sources have indicated that emerging nations such as Japan and USA will benefit from an increase in matches against tier-one teams. World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont and vice-chairman Agustin Pichot have been leading negotiations, with the changes expected to be ratified at the next council meeting at the end of November. While a full-on global season is not feasible, there is confidence the new calendar will see a greater alig...

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  • Brown And Tew Join RWC Board

    ... delivery of two of the most successful Rugby World Cups – RWC 2015 in England and RWC 2011 in New Zealand – will take up their positions in May and join with a wealth of hosting and rugby administration experience. They join Bill Beaumont (chairman), Agustin Pichot (vice-chairman), Gareth Davies (Wales), Mike Hawker (independent) and Brett Gosper (chief executive) on the body that presides over all Rugby World Cup matters. Brown, CEO of the Rugby Football Union, was instrumental in the succ...

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  • Argentina In Running To Host 2027 World Cup

    Argentina is reportedly ready to bid to host the 2027 Rugby World Cup after the country's president Mauricio Macri met with former Pumas captain and new World Rugby vice-chairman Augustin Pichot earlier this week. Argentina, a growing power in the game who have reached the World Cup semi-finals at two of the last three tournaments, are set to make an official bid in October when organisers visit the South American country. "The decision is in line with our objective of promoting big sports eve...

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