Premiership: Exclusive video interview with Simon Massie-Taylor on positive season and hopes for the future

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 Credit: PA Images
Credit: PA Images

Premiership Rugby chief executive Simon Massie-Taylor joins Planet Rugby features writer James While for a chat ahead of this season’s final at Twickenham.

On the back of two entertaining semi-finals at StoneX Stadium and Welford Road respectively, Saracens and Leicester Tigers have made it to the pivotal game.

That match on Saturday will bring down the curtain on the Premiership season, with CEO Massie-Taylor kindly joining us to review 2021/22 and much more.

Successful season

Massie-Taylor has hailed the campaign a success and pointed to competitive games across the league, with comeback stories of Saracens and Tigers also special.

There was also a segment on how the Premiership can bridge the gap from international fans to the club supporters and get rugby to as many viewers as possible.

With Formula One having enjoyed huge success with the Drive to Survive series on Netflix, Massie-Taylor admits these are areas of potential growth for the sport.

He also touched on Premiership Rugby’s hopes of cracking the USA and Japan and how his tenure at the Rugby Football Union helped him realise that spreading the sport geographically is crucial to its growth, highlighting how the Women’s game has increased in popularity and viewing numbers over the past couple of seasons.

Watch the interview in full below as While and Massie-Taylor build towards Saturday’s Premiership final, which is live on BT Sport and also terrestrial on ITV4.

 

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