The sport’s governing body said Former England captain Bill Beaumont won by 28 votes to 23 against Agustin Pichot , the former Argentina scrumhalf who served as Beaumont's vice chairman since 2016.
England's Rugby Football Union (RFU) last month confirmed the end of the 2019-20 season for all league, cup and county rugby due to Covid-19 but the English Premiership was excluded.
France, who lost wing Vincent Rattez through injury, were always in control having beaten England 24-17 in a spectacular opener, but they will need to up their game again when they visit defending champions Wales in two weeks' time.
The switch would mark the fourth code-switch in Sonny Bill Williams' career, setting him to become the highest-paid player in either of rugby's two codes.
The last time England beat the All Blacks was in 2012, but both teams have changed and evolved their tactics since then.
The Japanese Grand Prix's entire Saturday track programme has been cancelled as powerful Typhoon Hagibis bears down on the Suzuka circuit. Two Rugby World Cup matches scheduled for the same day were also cancelled.
Teenagers take on new hobby in a nation torn apart by four decades of war.
New Zealand-born Liz Patu is the first player to be suspended in the history of the women's Super W competition since it was founded last year.
The bonus-point win clinched the title, a 16th in the various versions of the southern hemisphere championship, with a game to spare for the world champions in what was a scrappy but well-deserved victory.
Will it be third time lucky for the Lions as they head into their third Super Rugby final in as many years? The odds to not favour the South African rugby franchise, who take on eight-time winners Canterbury Crusaders on Saturday.
The Lions will play in the final for a third successive year, but must travel to New Zealand to meet the Canterbury Crusaders in Christchurch in the decisive encounter next Saturday.
The final day of the Commonwealth Games was marred when Scottish athlete Callum Hawkins was left without medical attention on the marathon course after collapsing in the brutal heat during the last event of the athletics programme.
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