Simon Cunningham

  • Simmons Steps Down at Saints

    St Helens RFC have announced the appointment of head of high performance Mike Rush as acting head coach. Keiron Cunningham has been appointed assistant coach. Current head coach Royce Simmons and assistant coach Kieron Purtill have stepped down. In a stamemen on the club's website, chairman Eamonn McManus stated: "Our season has got off to a difficult start and it is best to make change sooner rather than later. We have every faith in Mike Rush and Keiron Cunningham. They each know the Club insi...

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  • Two New Non-Execs For Northampton Saints

    ... one of the UK’s leading retailers which operates in 27 countries. He has a long and illustrious record at some of the country’s biggest retail companies, including Mothercare and Argos. He is a qualified accountant and was also a director at KPMG. Simon Cunningham is chief operating officer, marketing, at Value Retail, which specialises in the development and operation of luxury outlet shopping villages in China and Europe, including Bicester Village. Prior to joining this multi-national c...

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  • Interview With Head Of BT Sport Simon Green

    Head of BT Sport Simon Green talks to iSportconnect about the broadcaster’s approach thus far, its plans for the future and the innovative way in which it has attempted to cover rugby this season. Please click here to watch the video...

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  • Scarlets Name New CEO and Ulster Appoint New Team Manager

    Scarlets have named Darran Philllips as their new chief executive to replace Mark Davies, who has taken on the CEO role at Pro Rugby Wales (recently renamed from Regional Rugby Wales). Phillips has spent the last 20 years in senior commercial roles outside of Wales, has a wealth of experience in the commercial sector and his links with rugby span nearly two decades. During his time as a director at Zurich Financial Services, he worked on the company's groundbreaking rugby sponsorships of the Zur...

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  • Wigan Marketing Man, Collinson To Leave After 13 Years

    Wigan Warriors announce that marketing director, Simon Collinson, will leave the Club at the end of August. Collinson has spent 13 years with the club having joined from Bradford Bulls in 2004. During his time at the club he has played a major role in shaping the Warriors’ marketing strategy with Wigan consistently recording average attendances in excess of 14,000 since 2006 as well as achieving four of the five highest Super League club attendances of all time. Collinson will leave the Warrio...

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  • Tigers Appoint New CEO

    Leicester Tigers have appointed Simon Cohen as the club’s chief executive officer. Head of rugby operations at the club from 2005, Simon joined the Board of directors in September 2011 in the new position of acting chief operating officer. Previously a sports lawyer and partner at James Chapman & Co in Manchester, Simon has previously represented the England rugby team, Rugby Players Association and British & Irish Lions players. He also set up Rugby Class, a nationwide rugby coaching...

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  • Face-To-Face With... Simon Cohen

    Leicester Tigers chief executive Simon Cohen spoke to us at Rugby Expo 2014 about his all-encompassing role and how the Aviva Premiership club operates as a business model. The interview was conducted in a busy exhibition hall and apologies if any lapses in sound quaity detract from the content in any way.

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  • Orange Fields Sharks Questions On Facebook

    The new chairman of Sale Sharks, Simon Orange of CorpAcq, conducted a video interview on Facebook earlier this week in which he fields questions from fans about his reasons for getting involved and his plans for the club in the future. Please click the link below to watch... Simon Orange Video Interview With Sale Sharks Fans See also.. Kennedy Sells Sharks To CorpAcq...

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  • Keogh Appointed Rugby Players Ireland CEO

    Rugby Players Ireland, the official players’ union for all professional rugby players in Ireland, has announced the appointment of Simon Keogh as chief executive officer. After a thorough recruitment process, the board concluded that Keogh’s leadership skills and considerable experience and achievements in the area of player welfare made him the ideal candidate for the role. Keogh, a Heineken Cup winner with Leinster in 2009 and one of the original signatories in the establishment of the Iri...

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  • Catt Answers England's Call

    Mike Catt will join the England coaching team for the five-match tour of South Africa next month. Catt will leave London Irish after their final Aviva Premiership match with Gloucester Rugby at the Madejski Stadium on Saturday and start work with England on May 7 through to June 30. England head coach Stuart Lancaster said: “Mike has played at the top level and is highly respected. He has done a great job whilst coaching at London Irish and we are looking forward to working with him on this S...

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