Derek Beaumont

  • Koukash And Beaumont Take Rivalry To The Boxing Ring

    Salford owner Marwan Koukash and Leigh chairman Derek Beaumont have announced they will go head-to-head in a charity boxing contest later this year. Koukash revealed their plans via Twitter, confirming the pair would fight it out in Leeds on Friday, October 6th the eve of this season’s Grand Final. “I will beat the s**t out of him,” Koukash tweeted. The two friends currently have a £5,000 wager on a weight loss challenge, with both aiming to reach a target weight of 15-and-a-half stone ...

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  • Beaumont On Centurions' Parachute Payment

    Leigh Centurions chairman, Derek Beaumont has given some insight into the thinking behind the £500k parachute payment due to the losing side in last summer’s million pound game. In an article for the match day programme at the Leigh Centurions Vs Toronto Wolfpack game last week he explains consideration over expanding Super League to fourteen teams and the fear that if some teams were relegated they may never recover . Beaumont wrote: “The parachute payment was suggested in the early summer...

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Chantler Becomes Leigh Centurions CEO

    ... I feel that it is a fantastic opportunity that was simply too good to turn down. "Personally, I have accepted the position with the aim of being the chief executive of a Super League club and I am extremely confident that this is an achievable goal. Derek Beaumont (the club owner) often talks of his strong belief that he will lead the team out at Wembley and my grandmother often talks of her wish to watch Leigh at Wembley again; I certainly hope that I am in the stand with her, as chief executi...

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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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