Rugby Raelene Castle: Rugby Australia chief executive subjected to ‘unwarranted criticism’ – BBC Sport

Raelene Castle: Rugby Australia chief executive subjected to ‘unwarranted criticism’ – BBC Sport




Raelene Castle succeeded Bill Pulver as Rugby Australia chief executive in December 2017

Outgoing Rugby Australia chief executive Raelene Castle faced “unwarranted criticism” and social media “bullying”, says chairman Paul McLean.

Castle resigned on Wednesday after the board lost confidence in her ability to take the game forward.

McLean said it was not a reaction to a letter sent by a group of ex-Wallaby captains, calling for new leadership.

He said a board decision “is not going to be a reaction to a small cohort”.

Castle endured a turbulent two and a half years in the role, with Australian rugby union struggling on and off the field.

In 2019, Castle sacked Israel Folau after the full-back wrote homophobic posts on social media. Folau
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