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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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Widnes Promote Dave Rolt To Head Of Commercial

15 October 2014 by Mark Tilley

Widnes Vikings have reacted to the departure of Michelle Holmes by promoting Dave Rolt to the role of head of commercial. Rolt has been a key stakeholder of the club over many years, where he has supp...

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Q&A With RRW's Mark Davies

8 October 2014 by Mark Tilley

The new chief executive of Regional Rugby Wales Mark Davies has given his first interview to Wales Online since taking up the position. Davies provides an update on where the four regions stand follow...

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Featherstone Appoint Cluskey As New CEO

8 October 2014 by Mark Tilley

Featherstone Rovers have announced the appointment of Pat Cluskey as their new chief executive officer. Cluskey has a wealth of experience in sport having spent time at Leeds Rugby, Widnes Vikings and...

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Caroline Spanton Appointed WRU Women's Rugby Manager

1 October 2014 by Mark Tilley

Caroline Spanton has been appointed to the new role of national women's rugby manager for the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU). She joins from Hockey Wales where she is currently head of sport, leading radical...

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Mike Lomax Joins Board At Warrington

1 October 2014 by Mark Tilley

Warrington Wolves have announced that Mike Lomax, managing director of a successful local steelwork company, has joined the club's board as a director. Lomax is the managing director of Total Steelwor...

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Roberts Appointed RFL Head Of Salary Cap

25 September 2014 by Tim Groves

The Rugby Football League has appointed Nigel Roberts to oversee the operation and policing of the salary cap in rugby league. Roberts, who is from Eccles, has significant expertise in white collar f...

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Corporate Sales Executive - Wasps

Operating in the commercial department, the primary responsibility will be to plan and carry out new business sales activities across the whole of Wasps' match day portfolio, meeting and exceeding sales targets so as to maximise revenue and profitability at the club.

- Actively target businesses and individuals to sell across the range of the Wasps portfolio
- Responsible for managing sales database
- Responsibility for the delivery of individual sales targets
- To actively consider new approaches to the clubs assets to maximize sales
- Making at least 10 new leads a week to add to the commercial team’s database

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