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  • Vaughan makes way for Jevans at ER 2015

    Debbie Jevans, currently Director of Sport at The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), will become the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of England Rugby 2015 in October. She replaces Paul Vaughan who stepped aside by mutual consent. She starts in October. ER 2015 Board Member and RFU CEO Ian Ritchie said, “Debbie is acknowledged as one of the architects of the London 2012 Olympics, which has clearly been a massive success. Her proven track record in deliver...

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  • Lapasset To Stand Down

    World Rugby chairman Bernard Lapasset has confirmed that he will not be seeking re-election in May and will step down to focus on his role as co-chairman of the Paris 2024 Olympic bid. The Frenchman, who was elected chairman of the global governing body back in 2007 after chairing the organizing committee of the 2007 World Cup prior to that, informed his World Rugby executive committee colleagues of his decision in Dublin on Wednesday morning. Lapasset also previously served as president of the...

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  • Steele Gets English Institute Of Sport Job

    The former CEO of the RFU, John Steele, has been appointed chair of the English Institute of Sport (EIS). The appointment comes at a time when the aim is to win more medals in RIO 2016 than at London 2012. Steele, who is currently CEO of the Youth Sport Trust and has previously been CEO at UK Sport, will replace Steve Cram after he stepped down in June 2013 after 10 years of service. The institute has more than 250 staff and provides sports science and medical support to in excess of 1,700 at...

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  • IRB Conference Speakers Revealed

    The International Rugby Board (IRB) has announced the individuals who will making the key speeches at the inaugural IRB World Rugby Conference and Exibition in Dublin on 18 November. They are as follows: -Debbie Jevans CBE (chief executive of England Rugby 2015). Jevans is now leading ER 2015, the organising committee for Rugby World Cup 2015, and has been tasked with delivering the six-week celebration of rugby, which will include 48 matches played over 44 days and feature 920 players and team...

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  • Drawer Joins RFU As Athletic Performance Manager

    The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has appointed deputy director of performance solutions at the English Institute of Sport (EIS) Scott Drawer as its new athletic performance manager. Drawer, who will start his new role on 1 February 2014, will be responsible for the men’s and women’s international teams outside of the England Senior Elite Player Squad. He has previously worked with British athletes preparing for five summer and winter Olympic and Paralympic Games and will now work with the...

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  • Massie-Taylor Appointed To RFU Commercial Role

    Simon Massie-Taylor has been appointed as chief commercial officer of the Rugby Football Union, taking over the role vacated by Sophie Goldschmidt.  Massie-Taylor is currently commercial director at the British Olympic Association (BOA) and will join the RFU later in the summer. He will be responsible for all of the RFU’s commercial operations and revenue-generating activities, including sponsorship, commercial partnerships, broadcast deals, ticketing, stadium debenture sales and boxes, hospi...

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  • Six Nations Could Become Protected Terrestrial TV Event Under Labour

    The Six Nations could become part of the category A sporting events, or 'crown jewels', that are protected as terrestrial television events if the Labour Party win the UK General Election this year. The crown jewels are a list of showpiece sporting events that must by law be broadcast on terrestrial or free-to-air channels. The list currently includes events such as the FIFA World Cup, the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Wimbledon tennis and the Grand National. From rugby, both the Rugby World Cup...

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  • Firm In Threat To Disrupt Olympic Stadium Games

    A company that helped to refit the Olympic Stadium has threatened to make it “unusable” for the rest of the Rugby World Cup after not being paid for the work, according to The Telegraph. Gallowglass, run by the former Scotland full-back Nick Grecian, warned that it planned to sneak into the £700 million venue and remove materials essential for the functioning of its retractable seating. The plot has been hatched in a bid to force the stadium owners to honour a payment of £712,000 to the...

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  • Bath Enlist 2012 Experts For "The Clash"

    Bath Rugby has appointed sports marketing consultancy eightyone600 and sports production experts Progress Productions to lead on the promotion and staging of ‘The Clash’ at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday, 8th April 2017. Bath announced last week that they will be relocating their regular season Aviva Premiership home game against Leicester Tigers to Twickenham this season and have committed to a five-year programme of Twickenham Games. The founders of eightyone600 and Progress Productions ...

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  • NZ Head Appointed For RL World Cup

    Experienced major events professional andrea Nelson has been appointed as New Zealand operations general manager for the Rugby League World Cup 2017 (RLWC2017). Nelson joins the RLWC2017 local organising committee, having previously held the role of marketing and communications director for the FIFA U-20 World Cup, delivering promotions and fan activations across New Zealand. “This is an exciting opportunity for me to work on another major global event and help showcase all that New Zealand ha...

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