Rustenburg to keep test
1 Mar 2006
The All Blacks will play the Springboks in Rustenburg, as originally decided by the Presidents’ Council. And the investigation into former SA Rugby Union president Brian van Rooyen will also proceed.
At least, that is the view of SARU deputy CEO Mvuleli Ncula.
“The investigation will go ahead. After all, Brian van Rooyen must be given a chance to clear his name. That is his right,” Ncula said. “It is difficult to put a date to the new investigation, but what is important is that it will definitely go ahead,” said Ncula.
The test venue, a controversial decision, will remain. The All Blacks will play in Rustenburg and the Scots will play in Durban. Free State, as it stands, won’t get a test in 2006.
The Leopards have already guaranteed R8m to host the test against the All Blacks.