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European rugby chief Derek McGrath to step down
ESPN Staff
April 10, 2014
Derek McGrath (left) has been CEO at the ERC since 2000 © PA Photos
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Derek McGrath, European Rugby Cup Ltd's CEO, will step down in October 2014.

Following the announcement of the new-look European competitions for the 2014-15 season, McGrath will help the handover period from one tournament to another and then step down rather than joining European Professional Club Rugby, the organisation that will replace the ERC as the body in charge of European domestic rugby.

McGrath has held the position since 2000 and has helped aid the growth of the Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup.

"I have relished the challenge of developing the European competitions and have witnessed many great occasions over the 14 years that I have held the role," McGrath said. "It has been a very great pleasure to lead ERC during this period of tremendous development of the events, which have sculpted an indelible mark on the rugby and sporting landscape.

"I take particular pride in the public interest the tournaments now receive in all participating countries and beyond and I am sure the growth and interest will continue. The journey could not have been a success without the tremendous support of ERC's broadcasting and commercial partners who have, through their support, been the bed-rock on which the tournaments have been built.

"I have been privileged to lead a remarkable and talented group of staff at ERC, who should be very proud of how they have each contributed to the success of the competitions."

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