The new chairman of Welsh Rugby Union was chosen by Ieuan Evans.

Evans, who also serves as chairman of the Lions board, succeeds Rob Butcher, who resigned after serving in the position for two years.succeedsRugby

Since 2021, the 58-year-old has held the position of vice-chair, and on Monday, he was elevated to the position of president of Welsh rugby’s governing body.

Evans stated, “It is a huge honor for me to take up the position.”

The former Bath, Llanelli, and Carmarthen Quins player was elected to the WRU’s national council in 2020 and was immediately elected to the board.

In addition to his new position, he will continue to represent Welsh rugby on the World Rugby Council.

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The locales and the local area game are likewise battling.

However, Evans said:Our community game, in which our clubs serve as the centers of their respective cities, towns, and villages, has given us much to be proud of.

“We are aware that we must change and advance, just as we should continue to be ambitious and proud of our professional game accomplishments.

Steve Phillips, CEO of the WRU, described Evans as a “hugely popular and significant figure” in the boardroom and a respected figure throughout world rugby.

In 1987, Evans made his debut for Wales in a match against France, and he toured with the Lions in 1989, 1993, and 1997.

His four tries during the 1993 tour to New Zealand and the decisive try that clinched the series in the third Lions Test against Australia in 1989 are two of his career highlights.

In 1996, Evans received an MBE for services to rugby. In 2007, he was inducted into the International Rugby Hall of Fame, and in 2014, he was inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame.

There was agreement that there needed to be more discussion about improving the process that teams and match officials use to create great spectacles and avoid frustration while still maintaining respect for match officials, coaches, and players.”

Erasmus received a two-match suspension from World Rugby earlier this month for sarcastic social media posts that criticized the performance of English referee Wayne Barnes during the Springboks’ 30-26 loss to France on November 12.

He was unable to attend either Saturday’s England-South Africa match at Twickenham or the South African test victory in Italy last week.

He had just returned from a 12-month matchday suspension for a one-hour video he made during the British and Irish Lions tour last year in which he harshly criticized Australia’s Nic Berry’s refereeing during the Springboks’ first Test defeat.

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