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Rugby Australia appoints McLennan as latest chairman

The decline in Rugby Australia's commercial fortunes can partly be ascribed to the poor performance of the national men's team. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images).

Hamish McLennan, the former senior News Corp executive and chief executive of Australian free-to-air commercial broadcaster Ten, has been appointed chairman of Rugby Australia.

McLennan will join the board as director and chair-elect at its next meeting on June 15. He will work with for COO Rob Clarke who was recently appointed interim chief executive after the departure of Raelene Castle.

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