In the first episode of a series entitled 'The Future of Sport', Dubai Eye 103.8's Chris McHardy speaks with Brett Gosper, CEO of World Rugby.
In the face of the biggest crisis to have ever engulfed sport, let alone rugby, Brett discusses the unique challenges faced amidst the coronavirus pandemic, the impact it's having on the game and outlines its future.
- where the $100m stimulus package will be spent
- why we might not see any rugby until 2021
- what 'social distancing' will mean for fans in stadia
- making vaccinations mandatory for players
A former advertising executive and rugby union player, himself, Brett has held the position of CEO since July 2012 during which he's presided over the sport's successful return to the Olympic Games after a 92 years absence in Rio.
He has also overseen two Rugby World Cups in England (2015) and Japan (2019) respectively, both of which boasted record breaking commercial revenues, broadcast audiences and social media metrics.
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