Marcus Smith

  • Rule Succeeds Moss As Rhino Chairman

    IT entrepreneur Marcus Rule has become chairman at rugby brand, Rhino succeeding Andrew Moss. Rule followed a career in the City by founding Rule Financial in 1997 and grew the specialist banking IT group to a turnover of £60 million with 800 staff in 6 countries before selling it last year to the German business GFT. Former Aviva CEO Moss has held the role for over 5 years, during which time the brand has undergone transformation both in global reach and diversity of product offering. The gro...

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  • Smith Leaves Wasps Academy Role

    London Wasps academy manager Rob Smith, who has been a member at the London club for around 40 years, is leaving after working there for the past 17 years. Smith, who played for Wasps when they were a solely amateur team between 1974 and 1985 and was head coach when they won the first professional league championship in 1997, was appointed academy manager in 1999. He has helped to guide a host of young players through to senior international honours, including back rowers Tom Rees, James Haske...

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  • Interview with NRL's Dave Smith

    As NRL strengthens their financial position with a new TV deal, The Australian newspaper publised this interview last week: “We are in pretty good shape as a sport,” says Dave Smith, the Welsh-born banker turned ­National Rugby League chief executive, with a healthy dose of understatement from his office overlooking Sydney’s Moore Park. Three years ago, when Smith was a surprise appointment to head up a loss-making NRL, ­battling to fend off the aggressive, ­increasingly professionalise...

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  • Smith Rejoins Falcons As Media Manager

    Newcastle Falcons have appointed local newspaper journalist Mark Smith as the club’s new media manager. The sports journalist for the Newcastle Chronicle, who specializes in rugby, will begin his new role on March 14 and it shouldn’t take him long to get into the swing of things as he held the same position at the club for a number of years before joining the Chronicle in 2010. Smith revealed the news on Twitter, saying: “I am returning to work at Newcastle Falcons as media manager. Had 5...

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  • Smith Returns to Exiles

    London Irish has announced that former England attack coach, Brian Smith, will become their director of rugby. Having previously held the role with the Exiles for three years between 2005 and 2008, Smith will rejoin the club immediately to work with Toby Booth, who will remain Head Coach. His contract will run until the end of the 2014/15 season. Andy Martin, London Irish CEO said: “We have made great strides over the past couple of years to make this club successful both on and off the field...

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  • Steve Smith Appointed Nottingham Rugby General Manager

    Nottingham Rugby have announced the appointment of Steve Smith as the club's new general manager, following their recent ground move from Meadow Lane to The Bay. Smith, who had a previous spell at the club as community and first XV assistant manager a few seasons ago, returns to provide an additional resource given the continued development of the club's new home. He will report to the club's operations director Chris Simon, with his role also focused on growing the club's presence within the lo...

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  • Premiership Chairman joins 2015 Board

    The Rugby Football Union (RFU) have appointment Quentin Smith to the England Rugby 2015 (ER 2015) Board, the body which is responsible for the delivery of the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Smith has been the chairman of Premiership Rugby since 2010, after serving as chairman for Sale Sharks rugby club for 10 years. Smith joins RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie, chief financial officer Stephen Brown, Professional Game Board chairman Ian Metcalfe, Injured Players Foundation chairman John Owen, chairman of...

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  • 22 Month Ban For Gambling Agent

    ... Management Group, after he was found guilty of two breaches of World Rugby / RFU betting regulations whilst acting as a registered rugby agent. Hart is the agent for England forward Maro Itoje, Ben T'eo, Wales star Taulupe Faletau and Harlequins prodigy Marcus Smith among others.The first charge related to betting on the outcome and/or any aspect of an event and receiving part or all of the proceeds of such betting (World Rugby Regulation 6.1.1c and RFU regulations 8.3.2 and 17.3.1c). The secon...

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  • Change Agent Smith Resigns From NRL

    NRL CEO Dave Smith tendered his resignation on Tuesday, with ARLC chairman John Grant and Smith announcing that he will complete his contract with the NRL on 30 November 2015. Describing himself as "a change agent", Smith said that with another highly successful NRL season just finished and the ARLC financial year end approaching it was the ideal time for the game to plan for the next phase of its future. Meanwhile, the Australian media have revelled in the political implications of Smith cr...

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  • Smith Named As Hull KR President

    Hull KR’s all-time record appearance holder Mike Smith has been appointed as the club’s new president ahead of the 2018 season. The Rovers stalwart takes over the role following the sad death of Colin Hutton last year and will begin representing the club in his new capacity at the unveiling of the city’s Roger Millward Way last week. A former England international during his playing days in the 1970’s and 80’s, Smith spent his entire career with the Robins and racked up a record 489 fi...

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