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Bill Beaumont Elected IRB Vice Chairman



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The International Rugby Board (IRB) has announced that former England captain Bill Beaumont and IRB Council Member has been appointed as Vice Chairman of the IRB.

He succeeds Bob Tuckey who did not seek re-election at the Annual Meeting of the IRB Council in Dublin on Thursday.

Bill Beaumont, apart from his playing career, also toured New Zealand in 2005 as the manager of the British and Irish Lions.

IRB Chairman Dr Syd Millar paid tribute to outgoing Vice Chairman Bob Tuckey, who will continue his role as a Director of Rugby World Cup Ltd, for his invaluable contribution.

“Bob Tuckey’s contribution to the IRB in his capacity as Vice Chairman has been considerable. Aside from his dedication to the Game and unwavering enthusiasm, he played a significant role in the establishment of a new governance structure and strategic plan that was adopted by the IRB Council in November 2004. I know that I speak for every Council Member when I thank Bob for his excellent contribution.

“In addition to his duties as Vice Chairman, Bob Tuckey also made a significant contribution as Chairman of the IRB’s Audit and Risk Committee. He has also played an instrumental role in guiding the development of the Game in the Pacific Islands in his capacity as Chairman of the Pacific Islands Advisory Committee (PIAC), establishing a blueprint for high performance and Union administration initiatives within each of the Tier 2 Pacific Island Unions.

“The Pacific Island Unions have been subject to considerable strategic development over the past two years under the guidance of PIAC and Bob Tuckey, and Fiji, Samoa and Tonga now have successful high performance programmes in place and have unprecedented exposure to high level competition through the IRB’s Pacific Rugby Cup and Pacific Nations Cup Tournaments,” added Dr Millar.


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