Peter Baines

  • Baines Becomes RFU President

    RFU senior vice president Peter Baines will become the governing body's new president from 1 August 2016, taking over from Jason Leonard. Former England Women’s World Cup winner Maggie Alphonsi will also join the council and former England full back Jonathan Webb will join Ian Ritchie as the RFU’s two representatives on the World Rugby council. Webb replaces Bill Beaumont, who will take office as chairman of World Rugby on 1 July. Peter Baines was the Hertfordshire representative on the RFU...

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  • Rugby Lions ejected from the RFU Leagues

    ... season. The club has been unable to meet criteria set by the RFU a month ago by the official deadline and will therefore play no part in the leagues in this coming season. National League Two South will continue with 15 clubs. RFU chairman of governance, Peter Baines said, “We hope that with the help and support of the local community the club will be able to rejoin the league structure in the future, “Supporting our clubs and keeping players on the field is the core of what the RFU does bu...

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  • Peter Thomas - RFU

    The RFU have apppointed Peter Thomas as RFU Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Director which is a new position He will reporting direct to chief executive Francis Baron and head up a new integrated corporate communications and public affairs department within the RFU. Richard Prescott will take on the new role of England Teams Media Director with a remit to integrate our media and communications support across all England representative teams. Richard will report directly to Peter Thom...

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  • Peter Urey - Rhino Rugby

    Peter Urey has joined Rhino Rugby as sales and marketing director, Peter worked in marketing with Hewlett Packard for 14 years becoming marketing director of the Imaging and Printing Division. He left the company three years ago to work independently on sales and marketing project work and a project for Rhino culminated in him joining the company.

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  • Aldis Joins Tigers Board

    Peter Aldis, chief executive of Holland & Barrett International Limited, has been appointed to the board of Leicester Tigers. Holland & Barrett is the leading health food retailer with stores in the UK, Ireland, Holland, Belgium and Sweden as well as being the new main sponsor of the Tigers from the start of this season. Peter has spent his 34-year career in retailing and held management roles at Currys and ASDA before joining Holland & Barrett in 1990. He has held several positions...

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  • Bulls Chairman and Director Stand Down

    Bradford Bulls' chairman Peter Hood has announced his departure from the Club, together with fellow director Andrew Bennett. The pair were expected to be removed from office later this month at an extraordinary general meeting convened and orchestrated by the Bulls' former chairman and largest shareholder, Chris Caisley. Commenting, Peter Hood said: "Chris has indicated to me and also to Club CEO Ryan Duckett that he has investors waiting in the wings who are ready, willing and able to get on bo...

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  • Wheeler Retires From Tigers Board

    Peter Wheeler has been made a life member of Leicester Tigers in recognition of more than 40 years' service with the club. A former captain of club and country, Wheeler retired from the board of directors at the Annual General Meeting this week. Director David Abell, chairing the meeting, said: "Peter Wheeler has given the club magnificent service. He joined the Tigers as a player in 1969 and went on to make 349 appearances, many of them as captain. He led the team to a John Player Cup hat-trick...

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  • Tom Walkinshaw - Premier Rugby

    Tom Walkinshaw has stepped down as chairman of Premier Rugby and has been replaced by deputy chairman Peter Tom, CBE of Leicester Tigers. Walkinshaw has been chairman for the last four years during which time the Guinness Premiership has continued its successful development as the most competitive league in world rugby. Tom Walkinshaw said: "It has been a very important period for the development of club rugby in England. We have set the platform for the next phase of growth in England and Europ...

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  • Face-To-Face With... Peter Kennedy

    Peter Kennedy of O'Neills Sportswear spoke to us at the World Rugby ConfEx in November about his role within the company and the general positioning of O'Neill's within rugby today.

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  • Esportif Teams Up With Corner Flag & Kenyon

    Rugby union player agency Esportif International has announced a merger with Corner Flag Management and the appointment of Peter Kenyon as non-executive chairman. Corner Flag Management will now become Esportif Ireland. Corner Flag’s client list includes British and Irish Lions Tommy Bowe, Rory Best, Stevie Ferris and Tom Court along with fellow Irish internationals Donnacha Ryan, Devin Toner and John Muldoon from Leinster, Munster and Connacht respectively. In addition to these Irish based p...

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