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RFU chairman's role to be salaried for first time

The position of Rugby Football Union chairman is to be salaried for the first time, the English game's governing body has announced.

A sum of £80,000 has been designated for the post, when previously only expenses were paid.

Bill Beaumont is the outgoing chairman - the former England captain is leaving to fill the same role at World Rugby - and the search for his successor is ongoing.

"The position of RFU chairman will now be salaried, £80,000 for a two to three-day week," an RFU spokesman said.

"This move to a remunerated position is in line with similar positions in national and international federations and reflects the stature, remit and workload of the role."

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