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We’ve estimated that there are 8,000 full-time jobs in rugby in the UK and Ireland. Many thousands more are employed on a part-time basis.

In this section we aim to monitor the major personnel moves and changes within the industry as well as provide an insight into the working lives of prominent individuals within the game of rugby.

The career moves of players and coaches are well documented elsewhere. However, we look behind the scenes at the make-up of committees and boards, the managers and commercial leaders in rugby organisations. We try not to overlook corporate partners and the growing service and supply sector to the sport including; lawyers, agents, consultants, sponsors, journalists and sports marketers.

Rugby Job of the Week
We also run a selection of relevant rugby job opportunities from our recruitment partner Global Sports Jobs from which we select our job of the week. This is also distributed via our weekly email news bulletin.

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Tony Adams Nominated As Next RFL President

13 December 2018

Former Arsenal and England captain, Tony Adams MBE has been nominated to become the 29th president of the Rugby Football League in 2019. Adams has become closely linked to the game’s welfare program...

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Face-To-Face with....Vincent Gaillard

7 December 2018 by iSportconnect

After four years of rebuilding, European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) is finally ‘in a good place’ CEO Vincent Gaillard tells iSportconnect. Since 2014, the governing body has changed names from...

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Gus Mackay Leaves Worcester

5 December 2018

Gus Mackay has stepped down from his position of managing director at Worcester Warriors this week. The former Zimbabwe international cricketer joined Warriors in June 2017 following the departure of ...

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Rule To Leave Vikings

28 November 2018

Widnes Vikings CEO, James Rule, has announced he intends to step down from his role at the club ahead of the 2019 season. Rule said: “It has been an honour to lead Widnes Vikings for six years, so t...

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Cardiff Blues Name Alun Jones As New Chairman

26 November 2018

Peter Thomas will stand down as Cardiff Blues chairman in the New Year after Alun Jones was confirmed as his successor. During last summer it was revealed that the 75-year-old would hand over the rein...

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RFU Chief Exec Brown Resigns

16 November 2018

The RFU chief executive Steve Brown has announced that he is standing down and will be leaving the RFU at the end of the year. Brown joined the RFU in 2011, and has held a number of roles including ch...

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