Mike Smith

  • 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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  • 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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  • Sharks Name New Board Chaired By Cotton

    Sale Sharks have named a new board of directors and have appointed ex-England captain and British and Irish Lions prop Fran Cotton as their new chairman. Ex-Sale player Cotton, 69, spent time on the board in 2007 but has taken up his new position after Sale's takeover by investment company CorpArq. Owner of CorpArq, Simon Orange, is confirmed as the Sharks co-owner along with Ged Mason who is chief executive at recruitment company Morson Group. Director of rugby Steve Diamond also takes a positi...

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  • Mike Lomax Joins Board At Warrington

    Warrington Wolves have announced that Mike Lomax, managing director of a successful local steelwork company, has joined the club's board as a director. Lomax is the managing director of Total Steelwork and Fabrication Ltd and will have a specific role at the club which focuses on commercial and club sponsorship development. Warrington chairman Professor Steven Broomhead said: "We are delighted that Mike, with his successful business experience, has joined the club board. "He shares the local pas...

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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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  • Mike Burton re-sign with RFU

    Mike Burton, the sports hospitality, travel and management company, has signed a new five-year contract with the Rugby Football Union (RFU). For the last five years they have been an Official Hospitality Licensed Operator at Twickenham’s Chase Bridge Hospitality Village. The official licensed operator programme is a major part of the company’s business with the 2,000 capacity Chase Bridge hospitality operation at the heart of their Twickenham match days. Commenting on the appointment, chief...

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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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