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Fiji’s Kean resigns from World Rugby council following allegations

Agustin Pichot (left) is running against World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont (Credit: Getty Images)

The Fiji Rugby Union (FRU) has withdrawn its nomination of Francis Kean from World Rugby's executive committee and he has stood down from the international federation's council ahead of the World Rugby chairman vote.

Following details of a manslaughter conviction and allegations of homophobia, Kean has immediately stepped down from his role. Kean cannot now be replaced on the World Rugby executive committee, the game's global board, as the deadline for nominations has passed.

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