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Davies takes up PRO12 role

Guinness PRO12 organisers have announced the appointment of Gerald Davies as independent PRO12 board chairman.

Davies, who won 46 caps for Wales and played in five British and Irish Lions Tests, succeeds Scotsman Andy Irvine in the role.

Davies, 69, was also Lions tour manager in South Africa five years ago, and served on the Welsh Rugby Union board.

PRO12 chief executive John Feehan said: "I t is a privilege to have Gerald Davies as our chairman. His understanding of rugby is exceptional.

"Gerald embodies the rugby ethos and tradition, while at the same time having extensive experience in the governance of our sport."

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