Nigel Wood far right

Date: 4/6/18

The Rugby League International Federation enters a new chapter of its development this weekend when new CEO Nigel Wood takes up the role. Wood, who was formerly CEO of the RFL and Super League in the UK, takes up the reins following inaugural CEO David Collier’s retirement on May 31st.

Wood said “I believe international rugby league represents a great opportunity for our sport and I am looking forward immensely to working with all stakeholders in delivering its tremendous potential. The RLIF now has relationships with in excess of 70 National Federations and there is more international rugby league being played now than ever before. The RLIF will work towards provide the right playing opportunities for each, in all genres of the sport, men’s, women’s and wheelchair.”

“I would like to thank David Collier for his efforts to date. It is clear he has moved organisation forward considerably during his tenure.”

“The RLIF has recently interviewed for two new executive appointments; a Southern Hemisphere General Manager and GM Operations and we look forward to making positive announcements in this regard imminently. These positions and others to follow will allow the RLIF to make a stronger contribution to all National Federations.”