The Lion shunned by Turner’s pride

The Golden Lions have turned their back on Brian van Rooyen, pledging not to support him in the upcoming Saru presidential election.

In an official release, CEO Andy Turner made the following statement:

“At the Special Executive Committee Meeting of the Golden Lions Rugby Union, dated 30 January 2006, the Executive Committee has decided not to support Brian van Rooyen in the upcoming SA Rugby elections as President.

“The Golden Lions Rugby Union Executive Committee will decide which candidate to support as soon as the candidates list is available for the different positions.”

Van Rooyen remains bullish about his prospects of re-election.