Andy Cosslett set to replace Bill Beaumont as new RFU chairman

Andy Cosslett
Cosslett was chairman of the organising committee for the 2015 World Cup

Andy Cosslett is set to replace Bill Beaumont as chairman of the Rugby Football Union.

Cosslett was chairman of England Rugby 2015 - the organising committee for the 2015 World Cup.

The RFU nominations committee has "unanimously" backed Cosslett, after Beaumont was appointed as head of World Rugby.

The 61-year-old's appointment is subject to approval at the next RFU Council on 14 October.

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