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Bill Beaumont and Paul Deighton appointed to board for 2015 Rugby World Cup

Last Updated: 17/12/12 10:29am

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Bill Beaumont: Appointed to board of organising committee for 2015 Rugby World Cup

Bill Beaumont: Appointed to board of organising committee for 2015 Rugby World Cup

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The organising committee for the 2015 Rugby World Cup has appointed Bill Beaumont and Paul Deighton to its board.

RFU and Six Nations chairman Beaumont, a former England captain, has been drafted in by England Rugby 2015 to help further strengthen their relationship with domestic and international governing bodies.

"I am very excited to be part of a home Rugby World Cup in 2015 and I will work tirelessly with my fellow board members and the executive of ER 2015 to ensure that we deliver a World Cup of which the whole country can be proud," said Beaumont.

Deighton, who was chief executive officer of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), helped raise the £2billion budget from the private sector and managed relationships with the government and its agencies.

"Everyone recognises that the London Olympics and Paralympics have set a high benchmark for international sports events that follow," said Deighton.

"I want to bring the knowledge and experience gleaned from my time with LOCOG to help ensure that the organisation, delivery and feel-good factor of the Rugby World Cup in 2015 is right up there with London 2012."

ER 2015 chairman Andy Cosslett added: "Our job at England Rugby 2015 is to build the strength and appeal of this great game by delivering a brilliant Rugby World Cup.

"To do this we need to call on the talents and experience of people drawn from both inside and outside the world of rugby. I am delighted to welcome Bill and Paul to the board."

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