Saru adopts new constitution

Saru have adopted a new constitution and have unified the amateur and professional arms of the union.

At an extraordinary general council meeting of the South African Rugby Union (Saru) on Monday, SA Rugby Pty (Ltd) dissolved, with their current functions and commercial assets transferred to Saru.

The new structure will be governed by an interim committee formed from the board of SA Rugby (Pty) Ltd and the management committee of Saru.

‘There was a robust debate around some items of the constitution but I am very pleased that we had unanimous agreement,’ said Saru president Oregan Hoskins.

‘We will have a more streamlined and responsive structure as a result of this change and it bodes well for the future of South African rugby.’

The new organisation will be governed by an executive committee. Elections will take place at the Saru annual meeting in March 2010.