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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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Wasps Pay Tribute To Montlake

10 May 2017

Wasps have paid tribute to Ivor Montlake - a passionate Wasps player, supporter and administrator for 70 years – who passed away this week. The obituary on the club’s website reads: A towering fig...

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ARU COO Clarke Resigns

8 May 2017

ARU chief operating officer, Rob Clarke has resigned. He was believed to be earmarked as a potential successor to CEO Bill Pulver, after stints with the ACT Brumbies and Melbourne Rebels as well as th...

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Wasps' Armstrong Steps Down

2 May 2017

Wasps Group CEO, David Armstrong will be stepping down in June, at the conclusion of the rugby, netball and concert seasons. Deputy chairman, Nick Eastwood will take on the role. Armstrong will remain...

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Hassanein To Become CEO Of International Players' Union

1 May 2017

Rugby Players Ireland (formerly IRUPA) confirmed that CEO, Omar Hassanein is to leave the organisation to take up a position as CEO of the International Rugby Players Association (IRPA). Omar was appo...

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Darbon Is New Chief Exec At Northampton

24 April 2017

Mark Darbon is to be the new chief executive of Northampton Saints. Darbon arrives at Franklin’s Gardens in late July with experience from a career spent working for some of the world’s biggest sp...

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Face-to-face with....Charlie McEwen, COO British and Irish Lions

19 April 2017

Charlie McEwen talks to RunningRugbyTV about the off-field preparations for the upcoming Lions tour to New Zealand and being custodians of one of the most valuable rugby brands.

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