From The Guardian this morning:
Even though the new chief executive, and the RFU has been focusing on the business world, would not be able to start until well into the new year, the hope has been that he would have an input into key appointments and decisions that have to be made, not least who will succeed Martin Johnson as the England team manager on a permanent basis and a review of all the departments at Twickenham.
"You have to ask whether there is a sport in this country that is run more badly," said the politician and former England wing Derek Wyatt. "The need for a chief executive is great, yet even if they found one tomorrow he would not be able to start work for between three and six months. Sponsors are making threats and I cannot see why the RFU has not asked Francis Baron [the chief executive who left Twickenham last year] to come back and steady things."
Following the revelation in the Observer on Sunday that the RFU was considering paying its executive directors bonuses after a record financial year, Wyatt said: "It would be scandalous after all that has happened. No one should be given bonuses and if they were I am sure clubs would be demanding resignations."