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News24.com | World Rugby dismisses claims election ‘manipulated’

Rugby’s governing body defended its election processes Thursday after a report accused it of allowing backroom deals in the vote for a new chairman and said it had ignored corruption in the Pacific.

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World Rugby’s governing body defended its election processes on Thursday after a report accused it of allowing backroom deals in the vote for a new chairperson and said it had ignored corruption in the Pacific.
The report, from lobby group Pacific Rugby Player Welfare (PRPW), called for an independent review of the May election, when incumbent World Rugby chairperson Bill Beaumont of England defeated Argentina’s pro-reform candidate Agustin Pichot.
It cited media reports saying the French rugb…

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