Ellesmerian Bill Beaumont Takes Over as Chairman of World Rugby

Bill Beaumont has outlined a five point manifesto after being unanimously elected as the new chairman of world rugby. The former England captain will replace Bernard Lapasset on July 1, leaving behind his roles as chair of the Rugby Football Union and Six Nations.

His election was widely anticipated and was ratified at the governing body's board meeting in Dublin, with both he and the new vice chairman Agustin Pichot standing unopposed. "The sport is in excellent health and over the next four years there will be many great opportunities to further develop and grow the game "said Beaumont, who learned to play rugby while at Ellesmere College.

13th May 2016  Back to News