Jason Leonard Joins Professional Game Board

By: Katsmith

England's record cap-holder Jason Leonard has been appointed to the Professional Game Board (PGB), which will run elite rugby in England from next July.
"I am delighted to be joining the PGB," Leonard told reporters after his appointment. "I am a huge supporter of the elite game, and I hope I can bring the substantial playing experience I enjoyed to the meetings, which are aimed at ensuring the elite game is the best it can be at club and international level."
Leonard, who played as prop for Harlequins, won 114 caps for England between 1990 and 2004.

He retired from international rugby after the 2004 Six Nations.
Leonard will work alongside fellow Rugby Football Union representatives Francis Baron, Rob Andrew and John Spencer on the PGB, chaired by RFU management board chairman Martyn Thomas.
The PGB, formed earlier this year as part of a deal between the RFU and the top clubs, also contains four Premier Rugby Limited representatives - Tom Walkinshaw, Mark McCafferty and Peter Wheeler, and an undecided fourth spot.
The PGB will begin work next summer and run until 2016, giving ?110m to the Premiership clubs in exchange for more time with elite players.

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