Pichot To Give Fans The One Thing They’ve Always Wanted If He Becomes World Rugby Chairman
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Make it happen.
Former Argentina scrum-half Agustin Pichot raised a few eyebrows this week when he announced he would be running against Bill Beaumont to become the next World Rugby chairman.
An election will take place next month with current chairman, Beaumont, already confirming he will look to stay on for another four-year term.
Pichot is the current vice-chairman of World Rugby but wants the top job so he can shake things up, starting with giving fans something they’ve craved for so many years – a decent rugby game.
“Rugby is old-fashioned in terms of technology,” Pichot told MailOnline.
“I see my kids today and realise the importance of e-sports for the new generations. They play Fortnite, League of Legends, FIFA.
“All of the established sports markets are connected with digital games and that is a huge means of attracting a younger audience. FIFA 2020, NBA 2K20, NFL Madden.”
A number of games have been released in recent years but none of them were a success. The last decent rugby game that came out was Rugby 08 from EA Sports and before that Jonah Lomu back in 1995.
“Rugby hasn’t had a decent game since Jonah Lomu Rugby in 1995, so that would be part of the remit for a dedicated World Rugby innovation department,” Pichot added.
“You need to think about how you approach the modern fan. Young boys and girls. It’s not rocket science.”
We’ve been campaigning for a decent rugby game for years. Hopefully, we might finally get one if Pichot gets elected.