Beaumont set to become World Rugby chairman

World Rugby has confirmed the nominations for the positions of Chairman and Vice-Chairman, which will be determined at the annual meeting of Council on May 11, 2016.

In accordance with World Rugby Bye-Law 9.6.2 (c), member unions were invited to submit nominations for the position of World Rugby Chairman and/or Vice-Chairman by the closing date of 12 March 2016.

Bill Beaumont (RFU) has been nominated for the position of Chairman by his union to succeed Bernard Lapasset, who is not seeking re-election, while Agustín Pichot (UAR) has been nominated by his union for the position of Vice-Chairman to succeed Oregan Hoskins, who is also not seeking re-election.

In accordance with the bye-law, both nominations were proposed and seconded by a member of Council. 

At the Council meeting, a candidate must achieve a simple majority of the votes held by the members of Council present, in line with the electoral process set out under the bye-law. The vote numbers will be published.