John Feehan

  • John Feehan Steps Down From Six Nations And Lions

    John Feehan has stepped down from his role as CEO of Six Nations and British & Irish Lions with immediate effect. Feehan has been at the helm of both organisations for 16 years. In that time, he has overseen unprecedented growth of the Six Nations Championship and has also presided over four successful British & Irish Lions Tours including two tours to New Zealand. Commenting, John Feehan said, “After 16 wonderful years with Six Nations and the British & Irish Lions, I feel it is t...

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  • Feehan Talks Up Six Nations' Commercial Value

    The chief executive of Six Nations Rugby Ltd, John Feehan, talks to Global Sports Jobs about the commercial value of the tournament, the TV deal with the BBC and interest from other broadcasters and the renewal of the sponsorship agreement with RBS. Please click here to watch the video on the Global Sports Jobs website......

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  • PRO12 In Good Health, Says Chief Executive

    RaboDirect PRO12 chief executive John Feehan has told ESPN the competition is in a good place, despite numerous setbacks this season. The tournament was at the centre of the European rugby row, had its number of teams in the new Rugby Champions Cup reduced and is losing title sponsor RaboDirect this summer but Feehan cites the confirmation of Italian clubs as equal partners, growing attendances and increased broadcasting as reasons to be positive. Attendances have grown steadily over the past th...

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  • Lions Generate £5m Surplus In 2017

    ... the impact on the finale of their domestic season. Negotiations for the next three Lions tours with SANZAR had been scheduled for completion in the next few weeks. That was before last week’s departure of Lions’ and Six Nations’ chief executive John Feehan after 16 years as one of the most successful power-brokers in the world game. Feehan has warned that ‘if the Lions are killed off over the next three tours the Northern Hemisphere leverage is gone and a great brand of rugby is gone’...

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  • Lions Weigh Up USA Trip Ahead Of NZ Tour

    The British and Irish Lions are considering a warm-up fixture in the United States as part of their tour to New Zealand in 2017. Lions chief executive John Feehan confirmed to The Guardian that the US had tendered a bid to stage a fixture and, although he insisted no decision had been made yet, he admitted: "If we have an extra game, they'd certainly be one of the better bets." The Lions played a fixture against the Barbarians in Hong Kong in 2013 ahead of their Australia tour, a game that broug...

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  • Rhino Joins With Lions For 2017 NZ Tour

    ... Rhino have been appointed to both roles – a unique and proud achievement for the company having performed the roles with distinction for the tours to South Africa in 2009 and Australia in 2013. Pictured left to right: Charlie McEwen, Reg Clark and John Feehan See also... Rhino Extends Bond Offer Rhino Issues Retail Bonds Rhino Rugby Ties Up With Li & Fung Rhino Secures Super League Ball Rhino and Powa Join Forces  ...

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  • Gerald Davies Appointed Pro12 Chairman

    ... of the Welsh Rugby Union to nominate the next chairman. Davies won 46 caps for Wales and toured with the British and Irish Lions in 1968 and 1971. He was also the tour manager for the Lions on their tour to South Africa in 2009. Pro12 chief executive John Feehan said: "It is a privilege to have Gerald Davies as our chairman. His understanding of rugby is exceptional. "Gerald embodies the rugby ethos and tradition while at the same time having extensive experience in the governance of our sport....

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  • The Boss - John Feehan

    A single high profile role would be more than enough for most people…Not so for John Feehan, who juggles three hats as chief executive of the Six Nations, British & Irish Lions and RaboDirect Pro 12. “I have a very good team and I’m a very good delegator,” he says wryly. “If you speak to most businessmen there are three or four priority things at any one time…There may be two things that need to be done urgently and one that is incredibly important that needs your attention imme...

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  • Lions appoint Accelerate

    ... Irish Lions have appointed Accelerate as its exclusive commercial broker and sponsorship managers for the 2009 tour to South Africa. Accelerate was appointed following a comprehensive pitch process involving the world’s leading sponsorship agencies. John Feehan, Lions chief executive, commenting on the appointment, says, “The Lions tour to South Africa will be the biggest sporting event in 2009 and we are delighted to be able to announce the appointment of Accelerate as our commercial partn...

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  • Irish 6Nations Coverage Stays Free-to-Air with RTE

    ... coverage. Ryle Nugent, Group Head of Sport, RTÉ, said: "This is good news for Irish sports fans and means that all 15 matches will continue to be free-to-air for Irish audiences over the next five years. We have always enjoyed a successful relationship with John Feehan and the Six Nations Committee and are very pleased to be continuing our partnership up to and including the tournament in 2017.  

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