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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.

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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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Bankruptcy For Former London Scottish Director Knight

13 July 2015 by Editor

Former London Scottish rugby ace-turned-financial services entrepeneur Greg Knight, who is famed for his links to celebrities such as Gabby and Kenny Logan, has been declared bankrupt, according to t...

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Steward Claims Damages From WRU After Pitch Invasion

10 July 2015 by Editor

Welsh media have reported that a steward has been awarded compensation after he was injured tackling a pitch invader. Mark Day, 48, took the Welsh Rugby Union to court claiming the injury ruined his ...

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Martyn Phillips Named New WRU Chief

9 July 2015 by Editor

The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) has unveiled Martyn Phillips, a former head of B&Q, as its new group chief executive. Phillips, 46, was previously CEO of the £4bn home improvement giant which emplo...

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Kemp To Manage London Scottish Sponsorship

9 July 2015 by Editor

London Scottish has a new sponsorship manager, Mark Kemp, who joined the club earlier this month. Kemp has significant previous commercial experience across a range of industries and has worked for Lo...

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Casey Confident Exiles Have The Platform For Success

18 June 2015 by Tim Groves

Bob Casey may have retired from playing just three short years ago but he has now risen to the position of CEO at London Irish and is confident that the club is ready to make major strides under his s...

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Stevens Leaves Welsh

17 June 2015

London Welsh have announced the departure of their chief executive, Mike Stevens, just 14 months after he took up the position. On leaving the club, Stevens said: "When I arrived it was clear there...

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