RFU chairman Beaumont set to be named new chairman of World Rugby

By iSportconnect | March 15, 2016

Rugby Football Union (RFU) chairman Bill Beaumont is set to become the chairman of World Rugby, the sport’s governing body.

World Rugby has confirmed that the RFU has nominated the 64-year-old to replace outgoing chairman Bernard Lapasset.

At present, Beaumont is the only candidate in the running for the position.

The elections will be held in Dublin on 11 May, with a simple majority required to be elected for a four-year term.

Lapasset announced he would not be seeking re-election in order to lead Paris’s bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games.

World Rugby said in a statement: “Bill Beaumont has been nominated for the position of chairman to succeed Bernard Lapasset, who is not seeking re-election.”

Along with Beaumont, former Argentina international Agustin Pichot was nominated by his country’s federation to succeed Oregan Hoskins as vice-chairman.

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