Darren Childs’ lack of rugby nous was a problem | Nick Cain

DARREN Childs’ resignation as Premiership Rugby’s chief executive was another example of an Owners Group foul-up.
Its decision to appoint a corporate suit who had little knowledge of Rugby Union backfired badly, as Childs appeared to spend most of his less than two-year tenure stumbling from one crisis to another in a fog of confusion.
The former TV executive also upset the Owners Group by being unable to come close to the television deal they wanted. His negotiation of a £110m three-year Premiership extension with BT Sport was dwarfed by the recent £390m four-year deal signed between the Fr...

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