Sir Bill Beaumont elected World Rugby Chairman for a second term.

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Sir Bill Beaumont elected World Rugby Chairman and has called on the game to unite and get working immediately to achieve sustainable growth in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic after being elected for a second term as World Rugby Chairman.

· World Rugby Council elects Beaumont as Chairman for four-year term
· Beaumont achieves first round majority to confirm second term
· Fédération Française de Rugby President Bernard Laporte elected Vice-Chairman
· New World Rugby Executive Committee elected
· Early announcement approved by both candidates
· Beaumont calls on game to unite and work collectively for a stronger future
· Four-year term will begin after 12 May Council meeting

Beaumont achieved a first-round majority of 28 votes to 23 in the election which was independently managed by PwC, standing against Agustín Pichot.