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#Philip Browne

# philip-browne - Friday 22 May, 2020

£30m from CVC investment in the Pro14 a welcome boost for IRFU

Meanwhile, there is a drive to create more meaningful Test matches moving forward.

# philip-browne - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

'It's not going to be easy' - IRFU points to Ireland's big ask at the World Cup

The union is pleased with the work performance director David Nucifora is doing.

# philip-browne - Saturday 20 July, 2019

Free-to-air, subscriptions and the 'digital space' - What future for the Six Nations?

IRFU CEO Philip Browne says the competition has to “embrace the change.”

# philip-browne - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

IRFU confident Ireland's success is sustainable even if Schmidt leaves

The Ireland head coach’s current contract expires after the 2019 World Cup.

Two World Cup semi-finals the key target of IRFU's new strategic plan

The union also wants to see the four provinces producing more talent.

# philip-browne - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Policy for proven dopers to be reviewed after Grobler signing - IRFU chief Browne

”Are we going to bring in drug cheats?’ The answer is: I don’t think we are.”

# philip-browne - Thursday 16 November, 2017

IRFU chief 'hugely disappointed' Wales and Scotland gave World Cup votes elsewhere

Philip Browne has thanked England for their support, meanwhile.

# philip-browne - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Ireland's World Cup bid: 'We don't think we were holed below the waterline. That's why we will keep battling'

Philip Browne vows to fight until the last possible minute ahead of Wednesday’s 2023 vote.

# philip-browne - Thursday 9 November, 2017

As Ireland and France pick holes, World Rugby boss says 2023 report 'stands up to any scrutiny'

“There’s a vote to come and we’ll see what happens with that.”

# philip-browne - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

IRFU CEO expresses concerns with South Africa's World Cup bid in strongly-worded letter

Philip Browne criticised a recent evaluation report on how it scored the country under categories such as ‘stadia’ and ‘security’.

# philip-browne - Saturday 15 July, 2017

More teams, bigger markets: PRO12 embrace 'the art of the possible' with South Africa plan

Shareholders in PRO will reportedly meet on Tuesday, and IFU boss Philip Browne does not feel that short notice will be an issue if the league opts to adopt the Cheetahs and Kings.

# philip-browne - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Ireland plans to engage its huge diaspora as part of 2023 World Cup bid

IRFU chief executive Philip Browne helped to host a World Rugby technical review group in recent days.

# philip-browne - Thursday 14 July, 2016

IRFU boss Browne opposed to changing worldwide rugby season structure

“There’s not much point changing it if it’s going to make things worse.”

# philip-browne - Saturday 15 August, 2015

'The reality is that we are not going to be able to match France'

IRFU chief executive Philip Browne is aware of the ever-growing threat from the Top 14.

Reports of €50m Vodafone deal 'totally off the wall,' says IRFU chief

However, Philip Browne did say the IRFU has a new lead sponsor lined up for 2016.

# philip-browne - Thursday 16 April, 2015

IRFU confirm new contract talks with Joe Schmidt

The organisation is keen to get the Kiwi signed on before the World Cup.

# philip-browne - Friday 5 December, 2014

IRFU chief underlines importance of the GAA to 2023 World Cup bid

It is likely that venues such as Croke Park, the Gaelic Grounds, Casement Park and Páirc Uí Chaoimh will be part of the bid.

'This is something we can actually win; this is a bid to win' - Enda Kenny

There was an air of confidence as the IRFU’s bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup was launched in Armagh.

# philip-browne - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

EPCR to name chairman in next fortnight while ERC staff ponder Swiss move

Brian O’Driscoll was linked with the role during the summer months.

# philip-browne - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Leinster: 'We've put our best foot forward' to bring Sexton home

CEO Mick Dawson confirms that Leinster have offered Jonny Sexton a four-year deal to take him up to the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

# philip-browne - Thursday 17 April, 2014

IRFU: 'Absolutely no point' in forcing Henshaw to switch provinces

IRFU focused on players’ “best interests in terms of getting to progress to with the national team.”

'The best deal is a deal where nobody is entirely happy' - The IRFU's take on Europe's new rugby deal

The European Rugby Champions Cup comes into being next season.

# philip-browne - Friday 20 September, 2013

'We've been waiting for this battle for the last 17 years': IRFU chief on Heineken Cup

Philip Browne says that the Heineken Cup situation has been coming since 1995.

# philip-browne - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Schmidt has a blank piece of paper for his coaching ticket say IRFU

The current Leinster coach will try not to raid the province for too much.

# philip-browne - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Process to recruit new Ireland coach already under way - Browne

The CEO of the IRFU also said they had hired “professional consultants” to help them in their search for a new coach.

# philip-browne - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

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There is no replacement for alcohol sponsorship, warn sports chiefs

The chief executives of the IRFU said that there wasn’t a “sponsorship white knight out there waiting in the wings to fill the chasm”, should legislation be enacted.

# philip-browne - Thursday 31 January, 2013

IRFU double down with November deals for RTÉ and Sky

Ireland’s November rugby internationals from 2014 will also be shown on Sky Sports as part of a new four-year deal.

# philip-browne - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

Foreign stars hit by new IRFU contract rules

The IRFU has announced details of a new strategy which will further restrict the number of non-Irish eligible players at Leinster, Munster and Ulster.

# philip-browne - Thursday 9 June, 2011

Aviva Stadium confirmed as venue for 2013 Heineken Cup Final Rocky Road To Dublin

Aviva Stadium confirmed as venue for 2013 Heineken Cup Final

The IRFU and Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar welcome this morning’s ERC announcement.

# philip-browne - Friday 11 February, 2011

O'Leary injury concern opens door for Stringer

Peter Stringer has been promoted to the Ireland squad as a precautionary measure as Munster team-mate O’Leary races to prove his fitness.