Pichot set to quit World Rugby after narrow loss
London: Argentinian revolutionary Agustin Pichot is set to quit World Rugby after his narrow election defeat by Sir Bill Beaumont.
Sportsmail can reveal that Pichot will give up his council seat and take up no further roles having become frustrated with the lack of progress in the game.
Pichot won 23 out of 51 votes but sources close to him feel that swing of voters such as Japan and Fiji were lured by short-term promises, as it was claimed.
Pichot wanted to redistribute power in the sport but still failed to secure the backing of the Pacific Islands. Beaumont’s running mate, Frenchman Bernard Laporte, has pleaded with Pichot to remain involved but the 45-year-old has already made up his mind.