Stofile stumped

Mike Stofile is finished with SA Rugby after failing to beat off Regan Hoskins in the fight for the presidency.

Hoskins was re-elected for a second term and Stofile, who only challenged for the presidency, will play no part in the administration in the next two years.

Stofile, with Cheeky Watson at the helm of his campaign, was confident of victory and the talk prior to Friday morning was he had the backing of nine of the 14 provinces. Hoskins, in the week, admitted this would go to the wire and said he would take nothing for granted.

It seems he had more backing than Stofile anticipated, alternatively it was more a case of not wanting Stofile in at all.

Mark Alexander of the Golden Lions is the new deputy president and Rauties Rautenbach of the Valke is the vice president.