Jurie Roux

  • Roux And Erasmus Join PRO14 Board

    SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux and director of rugby Rassie Erasmus have joined the board of PRO14 Rugby to represent the league’s expansion to include the Toyota Cheetahs and the Southern Kings. PRO14 chief executive Martin Anayi, commercial & marketing director Dermot Rigley and tournament director David Jordan joined Roux and Erasmus at the match between the Toyota Cheetahs and Munster in Bloemfontein last week following a series of productive meetings with local stakeholders. “To have the C...

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  • SARU Takes Over Cash-Strapped Eastern Province

    ... co-operation. A letter formally advising EP of the intention was delivered to the union last week. “The Executive Council determined to step in some time ago but without the consent of a union it is impossible to practically take such action,” said Jurie Roux, CEO of SA Rugby. “We have now reached that point and trust that our intervention can assist in regularising the situation.” Roux said that SA Rugby’s intervention did not mean that the mother body would provide new funding for E...

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  • Super Sport To Broadcast PRO14

    ... weekend." SuperSport will produce select SA-based fixtures and take the overseas feed on other PRO 14 matches that will be broadcast. “We’re delighted SuperSport have reached agreement to acquire the rights to broadcast the Guinness PRO14,” said Jurie Roux, CEO of SA Rugby. “This is a fascinating and ground-breaking change for rugby and I am sure people will be keen to tune in and see how the hemispheres measure up against each other in club competition. SuperSport have given us a ring...

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  • Pumas And Griquas To Join Anglo-Welsh Cup?

    ... been reports previously that two South African teams could join the Anglo-Welsh Cup. Sport 24 reported that the appearance of the Pumas and Griquas in any new competitions would also be dependent on their agreement to licensing terms and conditions. Jurie Roux, SA Rugby CEO said: “This is an important first step to further expanding the international reach of South African rugby and gives us time to have them properly prepared should future opportunities become available. “There are discuss...

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  • SA Rugby Makes £1.5m Profit From £44m Turnover In 2015

    ... R33.3 million (£1.5m/€1.9m), significantly higher than the R2.9 million(£133k/€168k) achieved in the previous financial year. The result was due to a combination of improved revenues and a measure of cost savings, according to chief executive Jurie Roux. “In a very difficult economic environment, we consider this a very satisfactory operating result, which was well above budget,” he said. “Group revenue rose to close to R1bn (R967m or £44.4m/€56m), 18 per cent up from the 2014 l...

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  • PRO14 Officially Announced

    ... with the opportunity to reach the Guinness PRO14 Final Series and that is fantastic news for our players, coaches and fans,” Anayi said. “To achieve this within three months is an astonishing achievement by everyone involved. I would like to thank Jurie Roux, CEO of SA Rugby, and his colleagues in South Africa for their hard work and vision. For everyone involved this is a golden opportunity to do something unique within the game of rugby and it is fantastic that they share the same ambitio...

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  • SARU & MyPlayers Agree R90m Per Year To Keep More Players At Home

    ... of the income to players in a number of ways, thereby making South Africa a more viable option to ply their professional trade. “It has always been a challenge keeping our players in the country, made ever worse by the weakness of the rand,” said Jurie Roux, CEO of the SARU. “This new deal that we have struck with the players’ organisation is one part of the effort to retain the skills available to the game. It has meant a realignment of how we budget but we are convinced that it is a w...

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  • IRFU In New Kit Deal With Canterbury

    ... a six-year deal for ASICS to become the Sprongboks' new supplier of kit to all national teams and SARU referees. “This deal with leading sports performance brand ASICS is a huge coup for SARU, and one we’re very excited about,” said SARU CEO Jurie Roux. “We are entering an enormously important period for South African rugby, encompassing two Rugby World Cups, as well as a new Springbok era under coach Heyneke Meyer. ASICS’ high level technical apparel and global brand reputation wil...

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  • SA 2023 RWC Bid Scuppered From Within

    ... set transformation targets, with immediate effect. I will review this decision when considering the results of the 2016/2017 Transformation Barometer," he said. The SARU released a statement in response to the news just hours after it was made public. Jurie Roux, CEO of SA Rugby, said: “We understand and support the minister’s urgency in addressing the issue of transformation. There is no question that we have more work to do and we could be moving faster, but our sport has undergone a majo...

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