SARU

  • Fourth Autumn Test Costs WRU £750k

    The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) paid the South African Rugby Union (SARU) a reported sum of approximately £750,000 for the privilege of playing them at the Millenium Stadium in the final round of autumn international fixtures last weekend. SA Rugby Mag claims that, due to the fixture falling outside the World Rugby international window, the SARU were entitled to a payment that amounted to around R13m, equivalent to approximately £750,000. The fee is similar to the one believed to have been paid to...

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  • Mark Alexander New SARU President

    The South African Rugby Union (SARU) have announced Mark Alexander as their new president. Alexander will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Oregon Hoskins in August. Alexander, who served as a deputy president in 2007, will serve as president until the next elections in 2018. He says he is honoured to be elected and is looking forward to bringing positive change into South African rugby: "I’m actually quite privileged and honoured to be bestowed as the president of rugby. I think...

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  • South Africa 2023 Bid Gets Government Support

    South Africa's new sports minister has lifted a ban on the country's rugby union hosting major events, opening the way for SARU to submit a bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup in the knowledge they have vital government support. Minister Thulas Nxesi lifted suspensions on three sports this week - rugby, cricket and netball. Athletics remained banned from being able to bid for major international competitions after failing to meet government targets. The transformation targets in South African sport...

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  • SARU Takes Over Cash-Strapped Eastern Province

    The Eastern Province Rugby Union (EPRU) in South Africa faces liquidation on May 10 but the SARU have stepped in to take control on the invitation of the regional union to find a solution for the financial crisis. The SARU are also set to instill a stricter governance structure but not necessarily invest more funds.  Monde Tabata, an independent member of the SA Rugby Executive Committee, has been appointed to the role of administrator. The decision to action the intention of the SA Rugby Exec...

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  • IRFU In New Kit Deal With Canterbury

    ... €11.5million pay off from Puma will undoubtedly be welcomed by the governing body. News of Canterbury's potential deal with Ireland comes just a week after it was replaced as the official kit supplier of South Africa. The South African Rugby Union (SARU) has agreed 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...

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

    ... encourage more players to see out their careers in South Africa. The increase in funding - from R25m (£1.1m) to R90m (£3.96m) per annum (in addition to Springbok contracts and match fees) was approved by the General Council last week as part of the 2016 SARU budget. The new arrangement secures the collective image rights of all South African professional rugby players for use by their employers. It means that all 14 provincial unions - as well as the governing body - can use the collective im...

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  • EPRU’s UK-Based Saviour Unmasked

    ... is actually bankrupt. He was reportedly declared bankrupt in June 2010 and again in April last year and a company he formed in 2005 was also liquidated two years after that, with 11 creditors owed £142,864. As reported in Running Rugby in April, the SARU had to step in to help the EPRU with the threat of liquidation looming after a raft of financial problems. This new sponsor was seen as a major boost but the Integrated Sport registration number listed on its website is not linked to any UK-re...

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  • Hoskins Resigns SARU Presidency

    South Africa Rugby president Oregan Hoskins resigned on Wednesday (17th), after 10 years as the head of the SA Rugby Union (SARU). “I have enjoyed a remarkable 10 and a half years in one of the most high-profile roles in South African sport and have enjoyed some incredible highs,” said Hoskins. “It has been a pleasure and a privilege and I want to thank everyone involved in South African rugby for the fantastic journey we have shared. “There have also been plenty of challenges to confron...

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  • Gosper Not Fazed By SA Government Stance On RWC

    World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper believes the South African government’s insistence on racial quotas in the country’s Rugby Union (SARU) “will not be an obstacle” in their bid to host Rugby World Cup 2023 according to an interview published by The42.ie. South Africa, France and Ireland are the three nations to left in the bidding process for the tournament after reaching the official candidate stage. However, South African minister for sport and recreation Fikile Mbalula declared in April th...

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  • SA 2023 RWC Bid Scuppered From Within

    ... Mbalula said the ban was enforced after they failed to create enough opportunities for black players. "I have resolved to revoke the privilege of Athletics South Africa (ASA), Cricket South Africa (CSA), Netball South Africa (NSA) and South African Rugby (SARU) to host and bid for major and mega international tournaments in the Republic of South Africa, as a consequence of the aforementioned federations not meeting their own set transformation targets, with immediate effect. I will review this...

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