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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.

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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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Barnett Leaves World Rugby For Formula One

13 March 2017

World Rugby’s chief commercial officer, Murray Barnett has accepted a new role at Formula One to direct its international sponsorship operations as new owner Liberty Media continues to strengthen th...

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Castleford CEO Gill Attacked

8 March 2017

Steve Gill, chief executive at Castelford Tigers was attacked early last Friday on Bridge Street, Castleford, just hours after his team had soundly beaten Leeds Rhinos at home. A 58-year-old man was a...

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Northampton Saints Chairman Hewitt To Step Down

24 February 2017

Northampton Saints have announced that Tony Hewitt will be stepping down as the club’s non-executive chairman at the end of the 2016/17 season. Hewitt has been a part of the management of the Saints...

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Bristol's Gorvett To Step Down

21 February 2017

Bristol’s chief executive, Steve Gorvett has decided to step down at the end of the 2016/17 campaign. Mark Tainton has been appointed as chief operations officer with the responsibility of control o...

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Saracens CEO, Heath Harvey Audio Interview

17 February 2017

Saracens CEO Heath Harvey has been interviewed on audio by South African online magazine,, providing insight into the man and his work. He inherited a club that was already on the rise and...

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David McMillan Becomes SRU Non-Exec

17 February 2017

David McMillan has joined the board of Scottish Rugby as an independent non-executive director, with effect from March 1 2017. David McMillan has spent the last 15 years with insurance firm Aviva plc,...

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Multi Media Executive, Hull KR

A new role has been created within the Content team to develop our video content and relaunch / run our in house online TV channel Hull KR TV.

The club topped the latest Sport Social Media Index which assess the performance of 148 British professional teams and we are looking for someone who can help take us to the next level!

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