Bill Beaumont: World Rugby elects former England captain as chairman

Bill Beaumont
Bill Beaumont won 34 caps at lock for England

Former England captain Bill Beaumont has been elected chairman of rugby union's international governing body, World Rugby.

The 64-year-old Rugby Football Union chairman was the unanimous choice of the World Rugby board, with ex-Argentina international Agustin Pichot taking the role of vice-chairman.

The pair begin their tenure on 1 July.

Beaumont captained England to the grand slam in 1980 and led the Lions tour of South Africa that same year.

Pichot, 41, won 71 caps at scrum-half for Argentina before retiring from playing in 2009.

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