Professional Game Board

  • Judge Blackett To Chair PGB

    Judge Jeff Blackett the current Rugby Football Union chairman of governance is to become chairman of the Professional Game Board (PGB) with immediate effect. The appointment is for a term ending on 31 July 2018. He replaces Ian Metcalfe, who stepped down earlier this year having completed his maximum term of three years as director without portfolio followed by six years as PGB chairman. “I am honoured to be chosen to chair the PGB," said Judge Blackett. "This is an exciting time for professio...

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  • Premiership Chairman joins 2015 Board

    ... 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 the RFU Championship clubs Geoff Irvine and permanent secretary of the Cabinet Office Ian Watmore on the Board, led by ER 2015 Chairman, Andr...

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  • WRU sets up new professional board

    The Welsh Rugby Union and the nation’s four regions have come together to form a new Professional body to run the sport in the country. The Professional Regional Game Board (PRGB) has been established in response to the recent report from accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers questioning the sustainability of the Welsh rugby regions in future. The news of the new Board’s formation was released just hours before it was confirmed that Wales international forward Dan Lydiate is to leave the Ne...

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  • Chris Booy To Chair PGB

    The RFU and PRL have announced that Chris Booy OBE, chairman of Bristol Bears, will become chairman of the Professional Game Board (PGB) from 1 August 2018. The appointment is for a two year term ending 31 July 2020. Premiership Rugby’s candidate for nomination, Booy replaces His Honour Judge Jeff Blackett, who steps down from his two-year term as PGB Chairman at the end of July. The PGB was formed in 2008 out of the Professional Game Agreement between the RFU and Premiership Rugby and the ind...

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  • WRU And Regions Agree On Make-Up Of PRGB

    The Welsh Rugby Union and the country’s four regions have finally agreed on the terms of the new Professional Regional Game Board (PRGB). The new body, which was initially established back in December last year in response to questions raised by accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers in a report into the future sustainability of the Welsh rugby regions, is a replacement for the management Board that was set out in the participation agreement. The PRGB will now deal with regional player contrac...

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  • WRU Streamline Governance

    WRU chairman, Gareth Davies has written to each of the union's 320 member clubs to outline a major structural overhaul which is to modernise the way the Game is governed in Wales. Four new sub-Boards have been created to discuss specific aspects of governance prior to full Board meetings, with the aim of streamlining the decision-making process in Welsh Rugby. Each sub-Board will discuss their specific areas - Commercial, Financial, Professional/Performance and Community Game - meaning full boar...

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  • Thomson Becomes First Woman To Join Scottish Rugby Board

    Scottish Rugby has appointed Scotland’s solicitor general Lesley Thomson to its Board, making her the first woman ever to sit on the Board. Thomson is also a former committee member at Melrose Rugby Club and she joins fellow new recruit, finance director Andrew Healy, on the Board. Thomson takes up the role after applying through an open recruitment process and will replace former international Jock Millican, who has completed his term, and she says she is "very much looking forward to...

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  • IRB & RFU to Join European Synthetic Turf Organisation for Rugby Expo Workshop

    The role of synthetic turf in both Professional and community rugby will be highlighted during workshops presented by the European Synthetic Turf Organisation in conjunction with the International Rugby Board and Rugby Football Union during Rugby Expo 2011 at Twickenham on November 23 and 24. The sessions will consider developments in synthetic turf technology and the ways that appropriate systems can be applied in the uniquely demanding environment of rugby. Synthetic turf can enable clubs to m...

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  • Scots Pro-Teams For Sale As Clubs Back SRU Motion

    Scottish Rugby’s member clubs voted unanimously at the end of last week to allow the possibility of external investment into the country’s two Professional teams. At a packed Special General Meeting at BT Murrayfield 171 eligible voters attended and passed the motion put forward by Scottish Rugby president, Rob Flockhart. Speaking after the meeting chief executive Mark Dodson said: “I would like to thank our member clubs who have turned out in force tonight to support our ambitions to sour...

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  • WRU At Odds With Regions

    The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) and the country’s four regions are at loggerheads over the remit of the Professional Regional Game Board and the situation regarding centrally contracted players. A lengthy statement from the WRU released on Sunday 31 March has precipitated a feisty exchange of messages between the regions and the governing body in the media, which demonstrates just how wide the gulf between the two parties currently is. The initial WRU statement accused the regions of interpreting...

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