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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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Dragons' Davies Resigns

1 April 2019

Dragons confirm the resignation of MD Mike Davies. David Buttress will move into an executive chairman role for the remainder of 2019. Commenting on Mike’s decision to resign, David said, "We would ...

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Douglas Struth Named Edinburgh MD

27 March 2019

Edinburgh Rugby have appointed Douglas Struth as their new managing director. He moves from his current post as the SRU’s head of legal to fill the role vacated when Jonny Petrie left to become CEO ...

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Widnes Vikings Choose Phil Finney As New CEO

15 March 2019

Widnes Vikings have appointed Phil Finney as the club’s new CEO. Phil has been with the club since 2009, initially as player performance manager before becoming head of youth performance and was mor...

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Ospreys Appoint Morgan And Revell To Their Board

14 March 2019

Ospreys Rugby Limited has confirmed confirm the appointment of two new directors: Ian Morgan, founder and MD of the Morganstone Group and property development company, Westacres, and Nick Revell, MD o...

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Ospreys Chairman James Resigns Over "Worst Of All Worlds"

11 March 2019

Ospreys chairman, Mike James resigned as last week citing the WRU’s “catastrophic mismanagement” of Project Reset and directly after a suggestion that Ospreys should merge with Scarlets. James m...

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Workington Town Appoint Kerry Harrison To Board

8 March 2019

League One Workington Town have appointed Kerry Harrison to their board. She will work as the point of contact between the club shareholders and the board and will have specific responsibility for hea...

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