Pi­chot set to quit World Rugby af­ter nar­row loss

Fiji Sun - - SPORTS -

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.

Agustin Pi­chot

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