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Corry joins the RFU Council

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Former Leicester Tigers and England captain Martin Corry has been elected on to the Rugby Football Union Council.

Corry joins as a National Member, replacing Richard Hill who recently took up the position of England team manager.
The former back-rower is among a number of retired internationals who sit on the Council, including fellow Rugby World Cup winners Jason Leonard and Maggie Alphonsi.
Corry won 64 caps for England between 1997 and 2007, including 19 as captain. He was a member of the 2003 Rugby World Cup-winning squad and the team that reached the final of the same tournament four years later as well as seven caps with the British and Irish Lions tours in 2001 and 2005.
As a Tigers player, he won six Premiership titles and two European Cups, serving as captain of the club for four years.
Since retiring in 2009, Corry has balanced a career as a senior technology sales director with corporate, motivational and ambassadorial roles. He sat on an advisory board for Premiership Rugby, working on anti-doping programmes, and was a member of the UK Anti-Doping Athlete Committee.
He now helps to coach the under-10s at Market Harborough RFC while still being involved in his old club, Tunbridge Wells.
On joining the RFU Council, Corry said: “My involvement with England Rugby stretches back over two decades but that involvement became closer with the RFU in 2005 when I captained England.
“I came through the junior rugby club system with Tunbridge Wells and what’s great is that I’m still involved with both the professional game as well as grassroots rugby. It’s something that is close to my heart.
“I’m really proud to be joining the RFU Council. It’s something that is really special for me and a way of giving back to the game. The game was great to me and now I’d like to make the most of my experience by sharing it.
“I feel like I’m still current and in touch with how the professional players are feeling but I still have an involvement at grassroots level.
“I felt now was the ideal time to get more heavily involved in the governance of the game.
“I’m aware of all the great work the Council do and I hope to add to that where relevant. I’m looking forward to being able to add my views and opinion to the phenomenal work they do.”