Revote on Currie Cup expansion?
- 08 Oct 2013
The vote that prevented the Pumas and EP Kings from earning automatic promotion to the Currie Cup Premier Division next season may be overturned.
While the final vote at Saru's special general meeting on 30 September was in favour of the amended structure of the competition, with a 19/10 split, the motion didn’t carry because it required a 75% majority vote. EP president Cheeky Watson told SARugbymag.co.za that it was Boland, Border, SWD, the Leopards and Valke who prevented the Pumas and EP from joining the Premier Division next year (each union has two votes and the Saru president one).
However, there is still hope for the Pumas and Kings as South Africa's bigger unions are trying to organise a revote.
'We were informed by Saru last Thursday that a number of bigger unions had written letters to them requesting for a revote to take place for the Currie Cup expansion,' EP Kings acting CEO Charl Crous told SARugbymag.co.za on Tuesday. 'We would certainly welcome a revote. This needs to be reopened and re-tabled. We just don't know when, as no date has been set for the recasting of votes yet.'
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