Roux saga splits SA Rugby

The majority of South African rugby's provincial presidents are supporting embattled CEO Jurie Roux and want president Oregan Hoskins out.

Roux has been accused of making unauthorised payments totalling R32-million to Maties Rugby Club while he was a senior director of finance at Stellenbosch University and chairman of the rugby club.

Hoskins wants Roux to be suspended before his court case, but Die Burger says the CEO has the backing of the majority of Saru's executive council.

According to the newspaper, the council will meet in Johannesburg next week to discuss the crisis, with the meeting held under independent chairmanship and Hoskins not presiding.

There have been rumours of provincial presidents planning to bring a vote of no confidence against Hoskins.

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