The RFU – The state of the Union


Oct 2018

(Notes on the current financial situation at Twickenham) It cannot have escaped the notice of even the casually interested observer that all has not been well at Twickenham of late. An anticipated, pressing, financial shortfall was unveiled to Council Members at the June Council meeting by the incoming Chief Finance Officer, Sue Day. Sue replaced…



Feb 2018

In September 2017 Genevieve Glover was confirmed as Chair of the new Diversity & Inclusion Working Group. The group’s terms of reference provide for two members to come from Council, one from the National Youth Council, two from the game and two Independents. I am delighted to confirm that, after an interview process late last…

New international ticketing arrangements


Sep 2017

I have received approaches from several county clubs already this season sharing their concerns and their experiences around the new processes for applying for club’s international ticket allocations. Issues raised with me include: Change of application process to online only and notified, at short notice, by email Necessity to apply and pay up front in…