December 28, 2018 / 11:56 PM / 6 months ago

World Rugby chairman Beaumont knighted in UK honours list

FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - Rugby World Cup 2023 Host Country Announcement - Royal Garden Hotel, London, Britain - November 15, 2017 Bill Beaumont Chairman of World Rugby during the press conference Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs

LONDON (Reuters) - World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont has been recognised in the British New Year’s Honours list with the former England captain given a knighthood for his services to the sport.

Beaumont joins former England cricket captain Alastair Cook in receiving a knighthood, while Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas, England soccer coach Gareth Southgate and captain Harry Kane were also recognised.

“Rugby has been my life for more than half a century and has given me so much joy as a player, a father of rugby-playing sons and an administrator,” said Beaumont, who played 34 times for England and seven times for the British and Irish Lions.

“I am fortunate to be in a position to give back to the sport I love ... (and) I am honoured and humbled to receive this


Writing by Greg Stutchbury; Editing by Peter Rutherford

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