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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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Ex-NBA Man, Morel Named 6N CEO

27 August 2018

Benjamin Morel – most recently MD of NBA in Europe and Middle East – has been appointed as the new CEO of Six Nations Rugby Ltd. Pat Whelan, Six Nations Council chairman, explained: "Ben was the o...

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Steve Gill Resigns From Tigers Board

27 August 2018

Former chief executive, Steve Gill has resigned from Castleford Tigers’ board having recently been appointed Keighley Cougars’ new general manager. After five years as CEO, he stepped down in Marc...

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Calveley The First Full-Time Lions MD

22 August 2018

The British & Irish Lions have appointed Ben Calveley as their first full-time managing director. Having been on secondment from the RFU since April, Ben was the unanimous choice of the board, led...

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Dee Bradbury Becomes SRU President

6 August 2018

Dee Bradbury, representing Oban Lorne RFC, has become the first female president of a Tier 1 rugby nation. The historic appointment was ratified at Scottish Rugby’s 2018 AGM. Bradbury will serve a t...

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Jones To Replace Blyth At Ospreys?

1 August 2018

David Jones has been named by Wales Online as the likely successor to Roger Blyth as chairman at the Ospreys. Blyth is stepping aside after five years in the role. Jones is the managing director of Pr...

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Champion And Over Join Exeter Chiefs' Board

19 July 2018

Exeter Rugby Group’s new non-executive directors Mark Champion and Chris Over say they are relishing the roles they have taken on at Sandy Park. Mr Champion has a wealth of business, corporate finan...

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