The Rugby Football Union appointed BILL BEAUMONT as chair. The 60-year-old replaces PAUL MURPHY, who "will take over the role" of RFU President from WILLIE WILDASH (PA, 7/8). ... The Dutch Football Association named LOUIS VAN GAAL Netherlands head coach until the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Van Gaal takes over for BERT VAN MARWIJK, who stepped down last week "following Oranje's disappointing" performance at the Euro Championships (PA, 7/7).