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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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Pickering Voted Out As WRU Chairman

17 September 2014 by Editor

Welsh Rugby Union chairman David Pickering will step down from his role in October following a failed bid to be re-elected to the board. Newport Gwent Dragons chief executive Gareth Davies and Llanell...

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Global Sports Symposium: Discussion Panel - Teams as Brands

17 September 2014 by Editor

Couretesy of Global Sports Jobs, a discussion panel at the Global Sports Symposium looking at how sports teams and leagues position themselves within the market. Moderated by Dr. Sue Bridgewater, prof...

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McDonald Steps Up To Managing Director At Bath

3 September 2014 by Editor

Bath have announced that Tarquin McDonald, the club's finance and strategy director, will take on the role of managing director with immediate effect. The role coincides with owner Bruce Craig's rece...

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RPA Announce Board Appointments

3 September 2014 by Editor

The Rugby Players' Association (RPA) has announced the appointment of two new non-executive directors and two new Restart trustees. Harry Keogh and Joe Ryan will assume the roles of non-executive dire...

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Wakefield Appoint Verity Thomas As Commercial Manager

27 August 2014 by Editor

Wakefield Wildcats have appointed Verity Thomas as the club’s new commercial manager. Thomas took up her new role last week and joins the club having previously spent three years working in business...

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Face-To-Face With... Dave Williams

20 August 2014 by Editor

Rugby agent and manager of Big Bug Sports Dave Williams talks about the state of agents in modern day rugby and how the industry has changed over the years since he became involved in representing pla...

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