Paul Morgan (journalist)

Paul Morgan is the Communications Director at Premiership Rugby, the organisation which manages the top league in English club rugby – Gallagher Premiership Rugby. Premiership Rugby is also responsible for key areas of governance of the top flight competitions, including the Salary Cap Framework, Minimum Standards Criteria and Code of Conduct, as well as managing the Gallagher Premiership Rugby competition, Premiership Rugby 7s and the Premiership Rugby Cup, all of which are televised live exclusively by BT Sport. He moved into communications, at Premiership Rugby, in 2012 after more than 20 years as a sports and news journalist and editor, and become responsible for both the organisation's external and internal communications. He was editor of Rugby World magazine[1] and the IRB World Rugby Yearbook. He ghost-wrote Year of the Tiger!: My 2004/05 Season Diary by Lewis Moody and in 2011 Splashdown which covers an incredible year in the life of England Test star Chris Ashton.


After a degree in politics from the University of Surrey he got his first break in journalism at the Richmond and Twickenham Times, under the editorship of Malcolm Richards. In addition to his work as Editor of Rugby World he has written almost a dozen books on rugby union including The History of Rugby and was editor of the IRB World Rugby Yearbook for five years. In 2010 he was elected as chairman of the British Rugby Writers Club.

He went to the famous Reg Hayter (sports reporting) Agency when it was still in Fleet Street at the same as other sports journalists including Rob Draper (Mail on Sunday), Brendan Gallagher (Daily Telegraph), John Stern (editor of the Wisden Cricketer Magazine), Steve Davies (Racing Post) and Joe Bernstein (Mail on Sunday). While at Hayters he began working for Rugby World and was employed full-time as deputy editor, by editor Alison Kervin. When Kervin became a publisher at IPC Media, Morgan succeeded her as editor. He is also editor of, a website he launched with Kervin. Morgan also managed Rugby World's social media programme.

He has been a past chair of the Editors' Group at IPC Media and a winner of one of their Editorial Awards. A freelance rugby union writer for the Mail on Sunday he was a regular contributor to Five Live, BBC Radio Wales, CNN and has appeared on a number of television programmes including Sky News, Rugby Special, BBC Breakfast and 110%.


  1. The Europa World Year Book 2004, 45th Edition, Vol.2, (Europa Publications, 2004), 4380.

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