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Bill Beaumont Named Chairman of England’s Rugby Football Union

July 08, 2012

Bill Beaumont was today appointed chairman of England’s Rugby Football Union after the organization’s annual general meeting.

The 60-year-old former England and British & Irish Lions captain succeeds Paul Murphy, who becomes RFU president in succession to Willie Wildash.

“I’m very honored to be appointed chairman of the RFU,” Beaumont said in a statement. “I was fortunate enough to captain my country, and everything since then has been about putting something back into a game that is important to so many people.’’

England will host rugby’s World Cup in 2015.

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