Bill Beaumont

  • Beaumont Named RFU Chairman

    Former England captain Bill Beaumont has been appointed as chairman of the Rugby Football Union (RFU). Beaumont will take over from Paul Murphy, who will now be president of the RFU following the departure of Willie Wildash. Born in Lancashire, Beaumont led England to their first Grand Slam in 23 seasons in 1980 and last year failed in an attempt to become chairman of the International Rugby Board (IRB). Beaumont says: “I was fortunate enough to captain my country and everything since then has...

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  • 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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  • The Beaumont Cup

    English rugby's County Championship has been renamed to honour one of the greatest players to have risen through its ranks. This season players taking part in the 118-year-old competition will be battling to lift the Bill Beaumont Cup.   The former England and British & Irish Lions captain has agreed to put his name to the trophy which will be awarded to the winners of this season's final at Twickenham on May 28.   Organisers hope the name on the trophy will help generate more interest in...

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  • Whelan Replaces Beaumont As Six Nations Chairman

    The IRFU’s Pat Whelan has been elected Six Nations chairman for a three-year term to replace Bill Beaumont, who has held the position since 2012. Whelan, who is a former Garryowen and Munster player and was part of the side which famously beat New Zealand at Thomond Park in 1978, becomes the first Irish chairman since Tom Kiernan in the early 1990s. On the administrative side of things, he has been a selector and manager to the Ireland team and has been chairman of Thomond Park Stadium Compan...

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  • Beaumont To Stand For World Rugby Presidency

    RFU chairman Bill Beaumont is reportedly set to stand for the presidency of World Rugby later this year, with the present incumbent Bernard Lapasset expected to stand down. The former England captain lost to Lapasset in the December 2011 election but has been canvassing support for his campaign since before the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England, according to reports in Sportcal. It remains unclear whether Lapasset will stand for a third term as he also has responsibilities as co-chairman of Paris...

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  • ER2015 gets Deighton and Beaumont on board

    England Rugby 2015 has altered its management team for the second time in just a few weeks, adding RFU chairman Bill Beaumont and former LOCOG chief executive Paul Deighton to its board. The organising body for the 2015 Rugby World Cup appointed LOCOG’s former head of sport operations, Neil Snowball, as rugby operations director earlier this month and has now moved to capitalise on the success of the Olympics even further. Deighton was responsible for delivering London 2012, raising £2bn from...

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  • Beaumont Misses Out On IRB Top Spot

    Bernard Lapasset (pictured) was re-elected on Monday as chairman of the International Rugby Board (IRB). Lapasset narrowly defeated former England captain Bill Beaumont 14-12 in a vote carried out by the IRB Council members. This will become the Frenchman’s second term in office, which begins on January 1st and is a four year term.   "I am honoured to accept the mandate of the Council to serve as Chairman of the International Rugby Board for another term," Lapasset said in a statement....

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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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  • Club Mourns Death Of Former Boss Beaumont

    Featherstone Rovers announced last week the death of former club director and CEO Chris Beaumont, who had a long association with the club since his days working for the tobacco company Silk Cut up until 2006 when he retired. Former chairman Richard Evans commented: "Chris's contribution to Featherstone Rovers was immeasurable. He brought his Silk Cut professionalism into the boardroom in a very difficult period in our history and never shirked the hard question. He became a personal friend thro...

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  • Cosslett Voted Chairman Of RFU

    Andy Cosslett has been elected chairman of the Rugby Football Union (RFU) board following Friday’s RFU Council meeting. He will take up the position with immediate effect replacing Bill Beaumont who became chairman of World Rugby earlier this year. Cosslett previously held an independent non-executive director role on the RFU Board and oversaw the delivery of the biggest Rugby World Cup in history as chairman of England Rugby 2015. “I am delighted to be appointed Chair of the RFU Board," sai...

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