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  •   Home > News > Sports > Netball

    NZ Rugby congratulates Raelene Castle

    Former Canterbury and Netball New Zealand chief executive Raelene Castle has been confirmed as the new CEO of Rugby Australia.


    New Zealand Rugby has welcomed the appointment of Raelene Castle as the new chief executive of Rugby Australia.

    Her opposite in New Zealand, Steve Tew, said Castle taking the top job across the Tasman heralded a new era for international rugby.

    "We congratulate Raelene on her appointment, which is an acknowledgement of her strength as a leader, and her ability to drive success both on and off the field," Tew said.

    "I have known Raelene for a number of years, and have a huge regard for her and we are really looking forward to working with her."

    Castle, the former Canterbury NRL chief executive, was announced as Bill Pulver's successor at RA's Sydney headquarters at Moore Park on Tuesday.

    Castle will take up her post on January 15, becoming the first female boss of any of the national governing bodies of the four major football codes in Australia.

    When confirming in August that Perth's Western Force was being cut from Super Rugby, Pulver said he would stand down once a replacement was found.

    His contract was due to expire next February.

    Castle comes with good credentials, with RA chairman Cameron Clyne declaring her the stand-out applicant among more than 200 candidates.

    She was the first female CEO of an NRL club and stepped down from the role in May.

    Before that, she headed up Netball New Zealand.

    "Raelene is an extremely impressive executive who covered every base as far as what the board was looking for in a chief executive officer to lead our game into an important new chapter," Clyne said.

    At the Bulldogs, Castle oversaw three finals appearances, including the side's 2014 grand final loss.

    Pulver endured a difficult 2017, with much of the anger over the Western Force's axing from Super Rugby directed towards the Sydneysider as the struggling Melbourne Rebels were spared.

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