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Jonathan Webb Appointed To World Rugby Council

Former Bristol Rugby fullback Jonathan Webb has been appointed as one of two RFU representatives on the World Rugby Council, replacing Bill Beaumont who has become the Chairman of World Rugby.

Webb - who now works as an orthopaedic surgeon at Nuffield Health Bristol Hospital, The Chesterfield - played club-level rugby at Bristol and then Bath, before representing England as fullback in 33 Test matches, scoring 296 points for the national team.

He participated in two Rugby World Cups and in the 1991 World Cup final, which England lost to Australia; he was the only English scorer.

Webb said: “I believe the game is still one of the greatest team sports, enriching and enhancing the lives of all those involved.

"I look forward to doing all I can to help develop and improve rugby not just in England, but around the world, to ensure its future growth.”

Mr Jonathan Webb combines his duties on the World Rugby board with his practice as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Bristol and London specialising in knee surgery.

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