Former England half-back Nigel Melville has been appointed to a serious new function within the Premiership Rugby boardroom.
Melville, who was a senior determine on the RFU between 2016 and 2019, will chair the league’s investor board and rugby committee.
His function will concentrate on rugby issues, whereas chief govt Darren Childs leads the operation’s business facet.
He may even be part of the Skilled Sport Board, the umbrella group representing the golf equipment, RFU, and gamers’ union.
Premiership Rugby has endured a tumultuous 2020, which has seen the Saracens wage cap saga, a standoff with the Rugby Gamers’ Affiliation over coronavirus pandemic-induced pay cuts, whereas a new television deal was solely lately signed after months of posturing with BT Sport.
Premiership Rugby sources have welcomed former scrum-half Melville’s appointment, citing his expertise as a former participant and a coach in addition to his RFU background.
Newcastle proprietor Semore Kurdi had beforehand chaired the investor board and the rugby committee on a part-time foundation, however Melville will now lead these areas full-time.
The precarious monetary state of the golf equipment within the midst of the pandemic will likely be a serious precedence for Melville, in addition to different long-standing points equivalent to ring-fencing of the league and the worldwide calendar.
Melville begins his function with quick impact.