Spears fate decided today

SA Rugby’s board of directors meet later today to determine the future of the Southern Spears. The meeting follows a damning report by an investigating committee.

Saru CEO Johan Prinsloo stated that the ‘viability’ of the franchise would be the major issue discussed.

“The aim of the meeting is to discuss the viability of the franchise. The findings of the investigation undertaken recently will be discussed,” Prinsloo told Beeld.

“I can’t anticipate the meeting by saying a final decision will be taken about the franchise.

“We have to decide if the franchise could assert itself in the Super 14 series in terms of the players capabilities, its financial affairs and structures.”