Steve Brown

  • Leonard And Brown On Lions Board

    Jason Leonard and Steve Brown have been appointed to the board of the British & Irish Lions as representatives from the Rugby Football Union. Past RFU president and Lion No 644, Leonard and newly appointed RFU chief executive officer, Brown replace 2017 tour manager John Spencer and Ian Ritchie respectively. “I’d like to thank John and Ian for their contribution to the Lions," said Lions board chairman Tom Grace. "John did a fantastic job as tour manager in New Zealand and we wish him al...

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  • Steve Brown Named As New RFU Chief Executive

    The RFU have appointed Steve Brown as chief executive officer. Replacing Ian Ritchie who is retiring. Brown is currently chief officer, business operations at the RFU. Steve Brown joined the RFU as chief financial officer in June 2011. He also served as managing director of England Rugby 2015, responsible for organising the World Cup after the departure of Debbie Jevans just six months before the start of the tournament. The impact of hosting the 2015 event saw the highest annual turnover in the...

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  • Interview: Stephen Brown on Jevans, Transport and Touts

    The Daily Telegraph ran an interview with ER2015 Managing Director Stephen Brown where he discusses Debbie Jevans' departure, transport headaches and ticket touts: He was given less than six months to mastermind the second-biggest sporting event Britain has staged but Stephen Brown insists there is only one person to blame if it all goes horribly wrong. “Me,” says the managing director of England Rugby 2015, the organising committee for this year’s Rugby World Cup, which is now only five w...

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  • Brown Named RLWC 2017 CEO

    One of Australia's leading sporting administrators, Michael Brown, has been appointed CEO of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup. His job will be to help plan and deliver a successful World Cup, which will be hosted jointly by Australia and New Zealand, and he has more than 20 years experience in the sporting sector to draw from, most recently as CEO of the Asian Football Confederation's 2015 Asian Cup Australia. That event, which involved 32 games in 23 days, attracted more than 650,000 fans –...

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  • RFU Set Out Plan To Invest £443M Over Next Four Years

    RFU chief executive, Steve Brown has set out the strategic plan at the Rugby Football Union for rugby union in England for the next four years. Entitled ‘Game Of Our Lives', the strategy follows on from the previous plan that took the RFU through hosting a successful 2015 Rugby World Cup and will run from 2017 to 2021. The purpose of the plan is ‘to encourage rugby, and its values, to flourish across England’ and ‘to be England’s strongest sport and the world’s leading rugby nation....

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  • Brown and Giants Part Company Early

    Huddersfield Giants have agreed to an early release of Nathan Brown and appointed Paul Anderson as new head coach with immediate effect. Plans were already in place for Brown to step down at the end of the season with Anderson taking over the post in November, but poor results, the latest being a 33-6 reverse in the Challenge Cup semi-final against Warrington Wolves has led the club to take swift action. Huddersfield managing director Richard Thewlis, said, ““Clearly all can see that we have...

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  • RLWC 2017 Boss Brown Resigns After Bullying Allegations

    The chief executive officer of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, Michael Brown has resigned after it was revealed he left an angry voicemail for Penrith Panthers chief Corey Payne. Payne had written a public letter asking why Penrith hadn’t been awarded a game for the 2017 tournament and, according to the Sydney Morning Herald, Brown called and “verbally abused and threatened the Penrith boss”. NRL executives were then made aware of the voicemail, concerned about it given their anti-bullyin...

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  • St.Helens Appoint Brown as New Head Coach

    St.Helens have appointed Nathan Brown as their new head coach on a three-year deal. He will take up the position at the end of this season after his current contract with Huddersfield Giants expires. Brown, 38, was formerly the head coach of St. George Illawarra in the NRL and is in his final season of four as head coach of Huddersfield Giants, who are currently top of the Stobart Super League table. Saints chairman, Eamonn McManus, stated: “We are extremely pleased that Nathan will be joining...

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  • Steve Hanley - Sale Sharks

    Steve Hanley has joined the staff at Sale Sharks to work with the commercial and community departments. Steve, who has just started his testimonial season, was forced to retire from playing after picking up a back injury against Bayonne last December.

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  • Gloucester Make Brown Rugby Operations Manager

    Gloucester have appointed long-serving forward Alex Brown as the club’s new rugby operations manager after his playing career was ended by a shoulder injury earlier this season. The 33-year-old, who played for Bath and Bristol for signing for the Cherry and Whites in 2003, will now be responsible for talent identification, team administration and liaising between the club’s playing department and commercial set-up. Brown has been analysing and coaching the Gloucester lineout since getting in...

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