November 19 - 2014 World Rugby appointment for Mark Robinson

“New Zealand Rugby Board member and former All Black Mark Robinson has been elected to the Executive Committee of World Rugby (formerly the IRB).

He has also been elected to the influential Rugby Committee which oversees the rules of the game.

Robinson, a former Chief Executive of the Taranaki Rugby Football Union joined the New Zealand Rugby Board last year as the Central Zone representative.

His election to two important World Rugby committees was welcomed by New Zealand Rugby Chairman Brent Impey.

“It’s great news that New Zealand will have such a well-respected representative on both committees. It’s particularly important that New Zealand’s voice is heard on the Rugby Committee and I am sure Mark’s great understanding of the game will add real value to its deliberations.”

New Zealand has not had a representative on the Rugby Committee since the retirement of former All Blacks captain Graham Mourie last year.


World Rugby Executive Committee

– Comprised of World Rugby’s Chairman, Vice-Chairman, CEO and seven other Council Members elected by Council

– Members have four year terms

– Responsible for framing and overseeing implementation of World Rugby’s strategic plan and application of policy decisions

– Meets six times a year

Rugby Committee

– One of three World Rugby standing committees which reports to the World Rugby Council

– Monitors laws of the game, assesses their effectiveness and recommends changes

– Considers medical and safety issues.”

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