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Steve Brown appointed CEO of the RFU

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has today appointed Steve Brown as Chief Executive Officer. The appointment concludes an extensive selection process led by a Board nominations panel which concluded on 31st August. The appointment received RFU Board approval this morning. Steve Brown is currently Chief Officer, Business Operations at the RFU, and he succeeds Ian

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Prince Harry to become patron of the RFU

The RFU has announced that Prince Harry will be its new patron, following a Buckingham Palace announcement earlier today that Her Majesty The Queen will be handing over the patronage at the end of this year. The Queen has been patron of the RFU for 64 years having held the role since 1952, after taking over

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Nigel Melville to replace Rob Andrew at the RFU

Following the resignation of Rob Andrew from the position of Director of Professional Rugby it has been announced that USA Rugby CEO Nigel Melville will join the RFU this summer to take his place. Melville will be responsible for professional rugby in England for the RFU, with particular focus around managing relationship with Premiership Rugby, the

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Maggie Alphonsi to be Spirit of Rugby Ambassador

Maggie Alphonsi, former England Women’s player, Women’s Rugby World Cup Winner and TV personality has been announced as the official ambassador for the Spirit of Rugby. Click here to view a video message from Maggie. Spirit of Rugby is a nationwide RFU project aimed at increasing participation in rugby across England through creating new and innovative

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RFU appoints Joanna Manning-Cooper

The RFU has appointed Joanna Manning-Cooper to the new role of Director of Digital, Marketing and Communications. She will join the RFU at the beginning of May and will be responsible for the digital, marketing and communications strategy, integration, planning and delivery. Her remit will include England Rugby content and channels, team and corporate communications,

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Joe Lydon leaves RFU to pursue fresh challenges

After nearly three years as Head of International Player Development, Joe Lydon has resigned from the RFU to pursue fresh challenges. Lydon arrived in August 2013, and has been responsible for managing the performance pathway and pipeline of international players for England Rugby. His remit of teams included Saxons, U20s, U18s, sevens, and the women’s

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‘FIND RUGBY’ at Trafalgar Square

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has today announced it will host a four-day event at London’s Trafalgar Square, to showcase a number of its programmes encouraging people of all ages and backgrounds to get involved in rugby. The event, supported by the Mayor of London, will take place from Monday 26th until Thursday 29th October

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