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Joe Roff favourite to take over as Brumbies boss

Joe Roff could become the new Brumbies chief executive.

Joe Roff could become the new Brumbies chief executive. Photo: Graham Tidy

ACT Brumbies great Joe Roff has emerged as a leading candidate to replace chief executive Andrew Fagan, who sensationally quit his Super Rugby job on Friday just months after signing a new one-year contract.

Fagan will leave the Brumbies next month after more than a decade at the club, including the past eight as chief executive.

Brumbies great Joe Roff with the Super 12 trophy in 2004.

Brumbies great Joe Roff with the Super 12 trophy in 2004.

The Brumbies will start their search to replace Fagan in the coming weeks and former Wallabies and Canberra great Roff looms as the front-runner to be the successor.

Roff - the University of Canberra Union boss - is on the Brumbies board and is one of the club's greatest players.

''It's no secret I love the Brumbies, [chief executive] is a great role to drive the direction of the organisation,'' Roff said.

Brumbies great Joe Roff after scoring a try in the Super Rugby final win against the Crusaders.

Brumbies great Joe Roff after scoring a try in the Super Rugby final win against the Crusaders. Photo: Simon Alekna

''At the moment I'm enjoying my role at UC and I'm committed, but the Brumbies is something I'd consider.

''It's not a job that turns over often. It's one of the best jobs in sports administration, there will be a significant amount of interest.

''It would be something I'd love to consider, not many people get a chance to work in an area they love.''

Fagan cited the desire for new challenges as one of the major reasons he decided to resign, despite the club making the Super Rugby final in August.

He did not want to discuss if personal reasons were involved.

Fagan is one of only three chief executives in Brumbies history, following on from Mark Sinderberry and Rob Clark.

Fagan has been linked with Brumbies rivals the NSW Waratahs or a cross-code switch to the NRL in Sydney, but said his priority was to ''take a holiday'' before finding a new job. ''This job takes no prisoners, it's been 12 years … it's time to walk away and it's sad, but it's the right decision for me and the right decision and timing for the Brumbies,'' Fagan said.

During Fagan's Brumbies tenure it's estimated he generated $75 million for the club in sponsorship.

Fagan also oversaw the arrival and departure of three head coaches - Laurie Fisher, Andy Friend and Jake White.

Brumbies chairman Sean Hammond said the board would not be rushed into finding a replacement.

''I'd imagine there will be a lot of applicants, we're not ruling anything out and we just want the best person for the job,'' Hammond said.

''It's not a complete shock, we have been discussing it. It's too early to discuss a timeline, we have to put a system in place.

''No timing is perfect … there is a change, but I feel we're in good shape.''

Rugby World Cup 2015

Round 1
Sat, 19 SepTimes shown AEST
ENG 0vs FJI 0 05:00Twic
TGA 0vs GEO 0 21:00Kholm
IRE 0vs CAN 0 23:30MilS
Sun, 20 SepTimes shown AEST
SAF 0vs JPN 0 01:45Brig
FRA 0vs ITA 0 05:00Twic
SAM 0vs USA 0 21:00Brig
WAL 0vs URU 0 23:30MilS
Mon, 21 SepTimes shown AEST
NZL 0vs ARG 0 01:45Wemb
Wed, 23 SepTimes shown AEST
SCO 0vs JPN 0 23:30Kholm
Thu, 24 SepTimes shown AEST
AUS 0vs FJI 0 01:45MilS
FRA 0vs ROM 0 05:00Olym
Fri, 25 SepTimes shown AEST
NZL 0vs NAM 0 05:00Olym
Sat, 26 SepTimes shown AEST
ARG 0vs GEO 0 01:45Kholm
ITA 0vs CAN 0 23:30Ella
Sun, 27 SepTimes shown AEST
SAF 0vs SAM 0 01:45Villa
ENG 0vs WAL 0 05:00Twic
AUS 0vs URU 0 21:00Villa
SCO 0vs USA 0 23:30Ella
Mon, 28 SepTimes shown AEST
IRE 0vs ROM 0 01:45Wemb
Wed, 30 SepTimes shown AEST
TGA 0vs NAM 0 01:45Sand
Fri, 02 OctTimes shown AEST
WAL 0vs FJI 0 01:45MilS
FRA 0vs CAN 0 05:00stadium:mk
Sat, 03 OctTimes shown AEST
NZL 0vs GEO 0 05:00MilS
SAM 0vs JPN 0 23:30stadium:mk
Sun, 04 OctTimes shown AEST
SAF 0vs SCO 0 01:45St James' Park
ENG 0vs AUS 0 06:00Twic
Mon, 05 OctTimes shown AEDT
ARG 0vs TGA 0 00:30KPS
IRE 0vs ITA 0 02:45Olym
Wed, 07 OctTimes shown AEDT
CAN 0vs ROM 0 02:45KPS
FJI 0vs URU 0 06:00stadium:mk
Thu, 08 OctTimes shown AEDT
SAF 0vs USA 0 02:45Olym
NAM 0vs GEO 0 06:00Sand
Sat, 10 OctTimes shown AEDT
NZL 0vs TGA 0 06:00St James' Park
Sun, 11 OctTimes shown AEDT
SAM 0vs SCO 0 00:30St James' Park
AUS 0vs WAL 0 02:45Twic
ENG 0vs URU 0 06:00Manch
ARG 0vs NAM 0 22:00KPS
Mon, 12 OctTimes shown AEDT
ITA 0vs ROM 0 00:30Sand
FRA 0vs IRE 0 02:45MilS
USA 0vs JPN 0 06:00Kholm
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Sun, 18 OctTimes shown AEDT
WinB 0vs RUpA 0 02:00Twic
WinC 0vs RUpD 0 06:00MilS
WinD 0vs RUpC 0 23:00MilS
Mon, 19 OctTimes shown AEDT
WinA 0vs RUpB 0 02:00Twic
Sun, 25 OctTimes shown AEDT
WQF1 0vs WQF2 0 02:00Twic
Mon, 26 OctTimes shown AEDT
WQF3 0vs WQF4 0 03:00Twic
Sat, 31 OctTimes shown AEDT
LSF1 0vs LSF2 0 07:00Olym
Sun, 01 NovTimes shown AEDT
WSF1 0vs WSF2 0 03:00Twic
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Rugby World Cup 2015
Overall standings
Team P W L D +/- Pts
France 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Zealand 0 0 0 0 0 0
Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tonga 0 0 0 0 0 0
Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Rugby World Cup 2015
Overall standings
Team P W L D +/- Pts
Romania 0 0 0 0 0 0
Argentina 0 0 0 0 0 0
England 0 0 0 0 0 0
Georgia 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Rugby World Cup 2015
Overall standings
Team P W L D +/- Pts
Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0
USA 0 0 0 0 0 0
Italy 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ireland 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Rugby World Cup 2015
Overall standings
Team P W L D +/- Pts
Fiji 0 0 0 0 0 0
Samoa 0 0 0 0 0 0
Namibia 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Africa 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wales 0 0 0 0 0 0
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